Evewoman : 11 beauty tricks to nice legs

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11 beauty tricks to nice legs


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The secret behind those perfect legs
The secret behind those perfect legs

1. Get your greens

Spinach, broccoli and other leafy green vegetables may help beat cellulite.

Studies have found that the nutrients they contain can increase the strength and flexibility of the network of fat cells in the thigh area, improving the looks of dimples and lumps.

2. Get high and waisted

Hipster skirts or trousers actually make legs look shorter. While skirts or shorts that sit high on your waist will make your legs look longer and your bottom trimmer.

Yes, it's obvious,

3. Be well-heeled

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Heels make legs look longer and slimmer - but not just any heel will do. Strappy sandals visually cut the leg at the ankle and make it look shorter.

Go for shoes that you slip your feet into, with no ankle straps, because they can visually elongate the legs.

4. Raise your hemline

If you don't love your legs it can be tempting to hide them under calf-length skirts or shorts. But cuts that end on the widest part of your calf actually make your legs look thicker and more stumpy.

Hemlines that end an inch or two above the knee, on the other hand, create the illusion of longer, slimmer legs without flashing too much thigh.

5. Choose neutral shoes

To make your legs look as if they go on forever, choose shoes in a neutral colour that's similar to your natural skin tone. For example, try pearl, beige, tan and brown or metallics such as bronze, copper, gold or silver.

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6. Brush off cellulite

It's thought the hormone oestrogen is partly to blame for these dimpled fatty deposits, as well as lack of exercise and poor circulation.

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7. Be a real slim shady

Well-applied fake tan is a tried-and-tested trick any celeb worth their salt uses to slim their legs and hide orange-peel skin.

Always remember to exfoliate before application for a smoother more natural finish, and moisturise daily with a body lotion to prolong your tan.

8.  Have a close shave

Waxing is all very well, but most beauty experts agree the easiest and cheapest way to keep legs fuzz-free on a daily basis in summer is with a razor.

Shave downwards in the direction the hair grows, then upwards for a close finish.

Prevent ingrowing hairs by massaging with a dry flannel or exfoliating cloth daily.

9. Food for firmer legs

A high salt diet is known to fluid retention, which can around your ankle in a most fashion. So ditch sodium-rich foods such as crisps, ready meals and Chinese

10. Eat away those bumps

Oily fish such as salmon, fresh tuna and mackerel are your secret weapon when it comes to smoother more shapely thighs. They're packed with omega-3 fats, which help the body shift flab while maintaining muscle tone and smooth healthy skin.

11. Oats so simple

Tucking into oats in the form of porridge or cereal such as Oatibix each morning can help beat the bloat and improve the appearance of flabby legs.

This is because they're packed with soluble fibre, which helps boosts digestion and encourages the body to eliminate excess fluid.

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