How to Smooth Rough Skin on Outer Thighs

Rub moisturizer into your thighs whenever your skin feels dry.
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Gentle scrubbing sloughs off dead, dull, flaky skin cells and revs up circulation, revealing smooth, soft, sexy legs and thighs. Often neglected until warm weather rolls around, the skin on the legs takes a beating, thanks to exposure to sunlight, changes in humidity and temperature, and friction caused by constant rubbing of clothing. To keep the skin on your legs and thighs in top condition year-round, scrub several times every week, especially during dry weather.

Lather your thighs generously with a moisturizing cleanser. If you like, add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil to your cleanser for an invigorating treatment.

Moisten a mesh puff or loofah, then scrub your lathered thighs for one or two minutes on each leg. Use small, circular motions and moderate pressure.

Rinse the lather from your legs with warm water, then pat them dry with a soft towel.

Apply a rich moisturizing lotion or cream. Massage the product into your thighs for one or two minutes.

  • If you shave your thighs, scrub before shaving to soften the skin, make shaving more effective and prevent skin irritation.
  • Fill the tub with warm water, then toss in a small handful of sea salt crystals. A soak in the warm water detoxifies the skin cells and brightens the skin.
  • To prevent growth of bacteria, wash your mesh puff or loofah and hang it to air dry after each use.

M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.