short season

The weather might still be changeable, but summer is just around the corner. You know what that means: shorts season.

If the thought of showing off your bare legs makes you cringe, take heart. There are many ways you can get your legs ready for shorts season. Try these five tips to get your legs looking and feeling great before the warm weather arrives.

  1. Exfoliate

There are a few ways to exfoliate your legs. One great way is to brush off the dead skin cells. Use a body brush, preferably one with boar bristles as opposed to synthetic materials, to gently remove dead skin cells. You’d be surprised what your body can carry around after months of hiding under layers of clothing.

  1. Apply Lotion

The cold weather during winter tends to dry your skin, which can cause itching, rashes and general discomfort. Apply plenty of lotion to your skin now to moisturize for the warmer weather, as well as to protect your skin while it’s still cold outside. As you prepare to bare your legs after months under wraps, applying a high-quality moisturizer is a must.

  1. Remember Sun Protection

Your legs may be pale after a long winter, but sun exposure is not the solution. Regardless of the weather, if your legs are bare while you’re outdoors, always apply plenty of sunscreen. Don’t risk your health by getting too much sun. If you want to achieve a tanned appearance, try tinted lotion or self-tanner.

  1. Exercise Regularly

One of the best ways to get your legs ready for shorts season is to exercise them. Consider a short, brisk walk in the morning or after dinner. Or hit the gym and embrace the elliptical, stair-stepper or treadmill. Even a little exercise can go a long way when it comes to toning your legs and improving your overall health.

  1. See Your Doctor

You still have plenty of time to make an appointment to treat varicose and spider veins before shorts season. Treating varicose and spider veins may cause temporary mild redness or bruising, so now is the time to make that appointment.

Ready for the beautiful legs you’ve always wanted for shorts season this year? Let our expert team at VeinInnovations help. Contact us today, and our highly acclaimed physicians will develop a customized treatment plan just for you.