Lack of firmness in your legs' skin can contribute to problems such as wrinkles, cellulite and sagging. Although your dermatologist can give you in-office, surgical procedures that can help tighten their appearance, your legs may also benefit from over-the-counter creams designed to improve skin firmness.
Clinique Turnaround Body Smoothing Cream
Clinique's body firming cream won't just firm your legs, but it also can help instill firmness from head to toe, according to "Marie Claire" magazine's beauty editors. The magazine specifically liked its exfoliating action, a process that the University of Maryland Medical Center notes can help improve skin firmness by enhancing your skin's collagen levels.
Nivea Good-bye Cellulite
For leg problems like cellulite on your thighs, the beauty editors of "Harper's Bazaar" recommend Nivea's firming lotion. The magazine highlights the product as one of the top seven firming creams on the market, saying your thigh skin will immediately feel tighter. Beneficial firming ingredients include moisturizers, amino acids and herbal Nelumbo nucifera extract that Nivea says may improve firmness.
Chanel Ultra Correction Lift Firming Night Cream
Skin care products tester Paula Begoun, author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," praised Chanel's firming cream and says it has a "great" and rich texture. According to Begoun, the manufacturer adds "state-of-the-art" firming and conditioning ingredients, such as antioxidants that may prevent damage that could contribute to further lack of firmness.
Clarins High Definition Body Lift
Clarins' body firming cream comes recommended by "Glamour" magazine's beauty editors as an effective way to firm away skin problems on your legs and arms like cellulite. The magazine reports that it's efficacy comes from its active ingredient, caffeine, which the magazine states will tighten your skin surface upon contact. The manufacturer also includes emollients that moisturize your skin to plump up its surface with water.
- "Marie Claire" Magazine: Body Firming Creams
- "Glamour" Magazine: Celeb Skincare
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Skin Wrinkles and Blemishes
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2008
- "Harper's Bazaar" Magazine: 7 Cellulite Treatments That Work