3 steps to perfect legs

There's no scarier time of year than the day you ditch the opaques. Style Editor Jo Hoare tells us exactly how to prep our pins...

# 1. Exfoliate and moisturise

Because it's been too chilly to faff about in the nude, you probably haven't moisturised since mid 2015. Anna Persaud, CEO of This Works, says it's not too late to start. "Flaky, dry skin is the biggest concern at this time of year, so it's important to hydrate legs. A regular routine of exfoliating and applying a moisturising product will go a long way to getting them summer-ready and you'll be surprised how quickly you see results.

# 2. Work it out

Celeb fitness trainer Rory Knight has created this four-step plan. Just grab two hand weights and go!

"Do this 2-3 times a week. Spend one minute on each move with no rest between. After the fourth exercise, rewst for 30 seconds, then repeat for three rounds in total."

SQUAT TO CURTSY LUNGE Hold your weights up by your chest. Get into a squat position, then step one leg behind you. Repeat with alternating legs (60 seconds).

CRAB REACH Assume a crab position, with your palms and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips and reach your right arm over your left shoulder. Pause, then return to starting position. Repeat, alternating shoulders.

DUMBBELL HIP BRIDGES Lie on your back with your legs bent, arms by your sides. Hold on to each weight and slowly lift your hips up, pause, then carefully lower back down to the floor. Repeat for one minute.

DUMBBELL DROP SQUATS Holding your weights in both hands, simply jump down into a squat while lifting your arms into the air. Repeat for one minute.

# 3. Cover up imperfections

For an instant burst of confidence, there are plenty of leg make-ups and instant tanners around.

Here are our favourites products for perfecting your pins once you've braved binning your tights...

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