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How Norwich girls can get pins to rival Beyonce

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 July 2011

Beyonce Knowles performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2011

Beyonce Knowles performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2011

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Summer's here and it's time to bare those legs. But if you haven't got legs like Beyonce here is the Life Matters guide to getting perfect pins.

Whether you were up to your knees in mud or watching from the safety of your sofa, the Glastonbury Festival was a triumph.

Here at Life Matters HQ, we’re unanimous as to what our highlight was – we have the “OMG!!!!!” texts to prove it.

Beyonce – and more accurately, those legs. Those awesome, awesome legs.

So strong! So shiny! We would hate her if she didn’t belt out some of the most amazing songs ever – and her headlining set on the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night was just brilliant.

Each season there’s a tricky fashion trend, which requires guts and bravery to pull off.

Ubiquitous for several years, denim mini skirts seem to be on a mini-break (hooray!) – instead short shorts are this summer’s dare-you-wear wardrobe must (gah!). Baring your pins can be a bit daunting, but never fear, help is here. John Lewis Norwich’s, beauty department section manager, Helen Cadman, shares her top five tips to help you say goodbye to pasty, dry skin and hello to firm and bronzed legs.

Step 1: Start by using John Lewis’s Sisal Bristle Brush and Cellulite Body Massager, £8.50. The natural bristles in the brush revitalise the skin and a top tip is to dry brush your legs before showering to improve circulation and keep cellulite at bay. Use the massager on your leg muscles to help reduce the build-up of lactic acid and massage in circular motions to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Step 2: Follow by using Balance Me’s Skin Brightening Spearmint Exfoliating Polish, £15. It leaves your legs soft, glowing and smooth to touch. The 100pc natural polish uses sea salt to improve tone and vitamins A,B and E to optimise natural skin renewal. “This scrub will compliment the body brush by continuing to buff up your skin tone and help boost circulation,” says Helen.

Step 3: After showering, pat legs dry and apply Clarins’ high definition body lift cream Lift-Minceur Haute Definition, £35.50, for a sleeker, smoother, more sculpted look. This product reduces the appearance of cellulite and redefines the shape of hips and thighs.

“Always apply the cream from the ankles to the waist, and concentrate on any particular problem areas. Even used over a matter of a few weeks, this will help dimpled skin look smoother and firmer,” says Helen

Step 4: To moisturise, use Origins Precipitation Continuous Moisture Recovery For Body, £21, which will sustain skin throughout the day and well in to the evening without leaving a greasy residue.

“This non-sticky and non-smelling lotion is very popular,” says Helen. “The balm helps repair the skin and replaces lost moisture – a consequence of harsh winters and central heating.”

Step 5: To complete the look and create a healthy glow, apply St Tropez Everyday Perfect Legs duo £16. It’s an ultra-rich tanning duo that combines a gradual self-tan and a flawless bronzed finish that’s specifically designed for legs.

This easy to apply lotion eliminates that tell tale ‘lack of sunshine’ look that frequently appears in spring and by adding a hint of colour, your legs will appear more toned.

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