The final secret to soft, smooth legs? Exfoliate several days after a shave, wax, or use of a hair-removal cream. You can make an ultra-effective body scrub with ingredients from your kitchen. Start with a palmful of salt or sugar (or fine-grain bath salts). Put them in a mixing bowl and add olive oil to make a thick paste. Then squeeze in the juice of half a lemon (citric acid is a great exfoliant) and rub the mixture into your skin before rinsing.
Originally published in American Baby magazine, July 2004.