solutions for dry legs in the summer

I don't know about you guys but I've struggled with having the driest legs for so long. I don't have dry skin anywhere else, but my legs are prone to it which isn't cute. Luckily, I've figured out some tricks that help. If you guys have this problem too, try these steps.

exfoliate often
Exfoliating your legs increases circulation which has all sorts of benefits including that it sloughs off those dry, dead skin cells. I recommend dry brushing, but there are also a lot of great scrubs too.

use cooler water
Did you know that hot water actually dries out your skin? If you're struggling with any dry skin problems, try turning down the temperature in your shower. These days, I do hot-cold showers (more like warm than hot) which I'll talk about in another post, but I've found they're great for my skin.

moisturize while wet
Moisturize your skin as soon as you get out of the bath or shower so that it traps in the moisture. I sometimes use lotion but honestly, I think oil works so much better. So, I exfoliate then pat my legs with a towel but leave them damp, then apply a body oil like this one from Clarins or a simple sweet almond oil.

overnight hydration
Sometimes when you need an extra boost, you can try an overnight treatment. A super inexpensive thing to do is slather your legs with coconut oil then put on a pair of cotton leggings and go to bed. In the morning, the oil will have settled into your skin, leaving it super hydrated. You can also do this on your feet and cover with a pair of socks.