Dry skin on legs seems to be a problem no matter how old we are. What’s more, as we age, our skin naturally becomes even dryer. The good news is, an effective skincare routine for the body goes a long way in helping with flaky, dry skin on legs.
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The first step is the choice of cleansers. Mild gentle cleansers work best on the legs. I wash with cleansers that don’t strip the skin of the natural oils and also look for products that contain some oils.
The Seaweed Company Hydrating Body Wash is one of my favorites. It contains blue-green algae, neem, coconut and aloe vera oils, and 65 vitamins and minerals to hydrate and soften the skin. What’s more its made with natural ingredients, doesn’t contain parabens or sulfates, and is cruelty-free.
Weleda Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash is another gentle cleanser. I like that it’s formulated with the skin-loving ingredient Rosehip Seed Oil. This body cleanser is free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants, and mineral oils.
Exfoliating the skin is the next step.
Removing the dead skin layers helps moisturizers penetrate better. Every couple of weeks, I give my legs a resurfacing treatment with KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA. The thing I like about this product is it contains both physical and chemical exfoliators. It works with pumice micro-crystals and colloidal oatmeal. The KP Bump Eraser is vegan, cruelty, and gluten-free plus it comes in recyclable packaging.
Moisturizing my skin is a must. Creams and lotions work best when applied right after the shower or bath, while the skin is still warm and a bit moist. This way, it helps prevent water loss from the surface of the skin.
I’ve been loving The Seaweed Company Body Cream. It contains seaweed with 65 vitamins and minerals, Hyaluronic acid, Shea butter, Argan Oil, and Aloe. The cream is made with natural ingredients and is free of sulfate, parabens, gluten, and cruelty-free.
Another favorite of mine is the Josie Maran Whipped Aragan Oil Body Butter. It’s whipped with argan and avocado oils, shea butter, fatty acids. The velvety texture melts into my skin. This is also a clean product.
Finally, if you haven’t the time for a self-tanner, Sally Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup gives your legs a tanned, smoothed look in minutes. Not only that, but it also covers imperfections. I’ve used it for years. It’s water-resistant and won’t rub off.
Since I’ve given my legs the care they needed it’s made a huge difference. The dry flakiness and itching are gone. I’m looking forward to summer already.
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