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I think it’s safe to say that when the weather gets warmer the first thing most of us do is put on shorts and a sleeveless shirt. And I don’t know about you, but after a long and dry winter, my legs aren’t quite ready to be on display for summer.

But recently a new trend is emerging for pampering products and believe it or not it’s a leg mask!

There are only a few brands with specific leg mask products in their lineup, but there are already enough to choose from if you’re a fellow at-home-spa-goer.

Some masks can be used on both the face and body, but the skin on your body is going to have different needs and sensitivities than that of your face. So in my opinion it’s best to have options for both.

Benefits of Leg Masks

I think we can all agree that one of the main benefits of leg

masks is to add additional moisture to the skin, but surprisingly—depending on the ingredients—leg masks can do much more.

For example leg masks that contain charcoal can gently exfoliate the skin, helping to brighten and smooth. While clay based leg masks are best at de-clogging pores by absorbing excess oils, dirt and other pollutants from the skin.

Besides clay and charcoal masks there are also masks for tanning if you’ve got an event or anything special coming up in the summer months – like weddings! And with tons of other natural ingredients added to leg masks, the results are endless!

When you first search for leg masks online you’re likely to find that the well-known brand Nair has a couple different types to choose from. And because they are Nair leg masks they also contain “A unique hair removal formula that dissolves hair below the skin’s surface, removing stubble, minimizing regrowth and extending the life between your shaves.”

Leg masking is meant to be a relaxing activity SO if you have sensitive skin use caution and always test the product out before covering yourself in it.

The Nair directions suggest lighting a candle before pampering and defusing your legs. Using your hands to spread a think layer over your legs (don’t rub in). Then after washing your hands it’s time to chill for 5-10 minutes. After which you simply remove the mask with a damp washcloth revealing your bright and smooth legs.

Sign me up!

Bottom Line

As an at home self-tanner I have used heavy moisturizers and body exfoliators before but never a leg mask! The main way to maintain any natural or fake tan, is properly moisturized skin, and masks can certainly help with that! Not to mention masks can also help deep clean your legs after the self-tanner wears off!

Unfortunately, I’ve looked into it and creating a DIY leg-mask is more difficult than face-masks because certain ingredients like clay, seaweed or algae are expensive and can be hard to find. So store bought masks are probably the way to go for at home users, but luckily for all of us this trend is catching on and I’m sure more and more options will come out to suit everyone!