The weather has finally warmed up and summer is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to show a little skin! Every summer season before I even think about donning a sundress or pair of short shorts, I show my legs some TLC. Yes, I’ve been hitting the treadmill 3-4 times a week, but I’ve also gathered an arsenal of my favorite body care products. With just a few simple steps, you can give yourself smooth and sexy gams!

Step 1: Exfoliate

The first step to smooth skin on any area of the body is exfoliation. Old, dead skin cells can not only make skin feel dry and rough, but it also makes it look dull. Giving your legs a good scrub will instantly soften and smooth them, and help your skin to glow. I recently tried Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub and I’m hooked! Most body scrubs make your skin soft for a little while, but this gave me soft legs for days!

Step 2: Remove Hair

Unless you’re like Mo’Nique, hairy legs isn’t exactly your idea of sexy! Many women are guilty of reaching for whatever soap is in the shower when it’s time to shave their legs, but this couldn’t be worse for your legs. Using a rich, emollient shave cream or lotion will not only give you a closer, smoother shave without nicks, but it will also give your skin an extra dose of moisture. I’ve been using EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream for ages. It’s full of moisturizing shea butter and aloe vera gel and never irritates my sensitive skin. I’ve tried nearly all the different scents, but I’m partial to the Pomegranate Raspberry.

Step 3: Soothe and Smooth

Moisturizing after shaving your legs is always a good idea, and I’ve always used whatever body lotion I was using at the time. I recently received a sample of Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel and I’ll never use anything else! This non-sticky moisturizing gel was instantly cooling and soaked right into my skin. It not only softens skin, but also inhibits hair growth over time. No one wants to have to shave every day, so this is perfect for summer!

Step 4: Bronze

This is one step I wish more brown women would embrace. Although our brown skin is naturally beautiful, giving it a golden bronzed glow, ups the sexy quotient by 1,000! Applying bronzer not only gives skin a glow, but also camouflages imperfections and makes legs look slimmer. If I want to bronze for just one day, I reach for MAC Skinsheen Leg Spray. It’s a breeze to apply and washes away in the shower. If I want a longer lasting look, I opt for a sunless tanner. I’ve found St.Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion to give the most golden, natural looking color. What ever brand you choose, make sure to opt for the deepest, darkest color they offer to ensure that it will bronze your pretty brown skin!

Follow these easy steps and you’ll have sexy stems in no time! Also, take a look below at some other leg beautifying products I love! How do you get your legs ready for the summer? What products do you use? Share in the comments!