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Danielle Lineker: How to get lovely legs for summer

get rid of hairy legsHaving hidden them under trousers and opaque tights for the better part of six months, I’m heading to LA and facing the frightening reality of getting my legs out.

And we all know what that means. Waxing, toning and tanning time is officially here again.

We might not all have pins like Kate Bosworth but there’s no excuse for pale, pasty, hairy legs. So, if you’re planning an outing for your pins then the first thing you need to do is tackle hair removal. Whether you wax, shave or epilate you need to get organised.
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Kate Bosworth (pic: Rex)

Waxing is a good option as it lasts up to three weeks but professional waxing isn’t cheap and remember you need to leave 48 hours before you apply any fake tan to your legs afterwards.

A friend of mine has been raving about the Braun Silk-epil, (£39.69, www.amazon.co.uk) a brilliant hair removal device that’s perfect because you can take it on holiday with you. I can’t promise it’s painless as it pulls out the hair from the root but once you get the hang of it it’s really easy to use, and after the initial investment it will save you money on waxing appointments.

If you’re looking for the perfect razor then I swear by the Gillette Venus (£4.99, www.boots.com) because the gel bars make it smooth and easy to use. As with all hair removal techniques, make sure you exfoliate your legs to avoid ingrowing hairs.

Sadly, I don’t have time to hit the gym before I go away but I am a firm believer in the saying, “if you can’t tone it, tan it”. And in the summer months fake tan should be every girl’s best friend.

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