Common Leg Hang Ups Most Women Have

Untoned legs make some women self-conscious
Do you have any of these common leg hang ups? Pexels, CC0 License.
Untoned legs make some women self-conscious
Do you have any of these common leg hang ups? Pexels, CC0 License.

Every woman has her favorite parts of her own body. But she will also have some areas that she isn’t quite so keen on. For most women, it’s the legs that cause them feelings of self-consciousness. And that is normally because there are a few different problems they experience with them. Here are some very common leg hang ups that most women have, and what you can do about them.

Body Hair

One of the main problems that women have to contend with is all that body hair that grows on the legs. A large percentage of women prefer to completely remove this, but you shouldn’t feel pressured into removing it if you don’t want to. There are a variety of ways you can tackle leg hair, including shaving and waxing. But for longer-lasting removal, you will be better off investing in an epilator as this is the only way you can remove the hairs at the roots.

Varicose Veins

As we get older, we tend to develop varicose veins on the backs of the legs. These can be very unsightly, and most women try to keep them covered. You will probably hear lots of old wives’ tales about why these develop, however, some can be quite contradictory. For instance, some people believe you develop them from sitting down for too long while others will say that standing for long periods causes them! But the truth is no one knows. However, the best varicose vein treatment can often be found in certain beauty clinics. Give your local one a call to see if they provide a treatment for these ugly veins.


Another condition that often becomes more visible the older we get is cellulite. There are numerous ways you can try and keep this condition that causes crinkled skin at bay. Some women swear by brushing their legs with a loofah sponge when they are in the shower. This helps the fat spread evenly. Cutting down on alcohol and smoking has also been shown to have a positive effect on cellulite. Some women also claim that increasing their amount of weekly exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Untoned Legs

Do you think that your legs don’t look quite as toned as they once did? Don’t worry, there are lots of quick fixes for this. And most of those quick fixes are exercises and stretches. You should start doing some stretching and body toning workouts, like Yoga and Pilates. These work the muscles to help shape the legs so that they look a whole lot slimmer and sleeker. Lots of gyms hold exercise classes that you might want to sign up to. Alternatively, look online for some YouTube exercise classes, such as the ones from Blogilates.

We all have legs, and it’s important that we love the ones we have been given. After all, they are yours for life! Thankfully, all of the great tips and tricks above can help you lose your leg hang ups for good.


  1. While I used to be more critical of my body when I was younger, I know now that we should love the body we are given. When I start to do that critical-eye thing, I stop and thank my legs for being strong and carrying me around faithfully all my life. Wow, the miles they’ve logged and the places they have taken me. They are good and faithful friends! I also think of those who have lost their legs or ability to walk– they would gladly accept mine– veins, cellulite and all. It helps to count my blessings.

  2. “shouldn’t feel pressured into removing it if you don’t want to” – soooo refreshing to read this. On the topic of varicose veins and their causes, one of the causes I have “heard” over the years is, crossing your legs. Not sure if it true or not or one of those “old wives tales”. Everyone should learn to understand and appreciate what they have been naturally provided with and manage it in a way that feels right for them as an individual person.

  3. Hey Christy, those are truly helpful tips and sure enough, a woman’s legs should be part of her treasured aesthetics.
    Know what? A lot of my friends and I see the hair on the legs and hands of women as very sexy!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award & Blue Sky tag Award

  4. Insightful post, Christy. Was not aware that beauty clinics can provide treatment for varicose veins. My mom’s friend has this and she has a lot of pain when she stands for long hours. Will check out for her in our area. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) has been my issue for me for several years. The doctor prescribed Ropinirole, which has helped a lot. I can now sleep all night without “busy legs” waking me up. As for how my legs look I am fine with them due to exercise and keeping my weight down.
    Good article, Christy.

  6. I’ve had varicose veins for years. About ten years ago, I had them treated with saline injections which lasted for just a short while. I went back for maintenance treatments for a couple of years, but the cost just wasn’t worth the results for me. It is very expensive and isn’t covered by insurance. They have come back with a vengeance and I’ve started using a bruise cream to treat the areas around the veins that have leaked and spread like dark bruises. So far I’m noticing a big difference but it’s going to take some time. It doesn’t, however, do anything for the veins themselves.

  7. I used to love my legs, but these days I have eczema on them and it drives me nuts! I have to constantly keep them covered, its such a shame as I love wearing short trousers.

    • Hi Nell, what an unexpected – and lovely – surprise to see you here! I hope that the eczema flareup goes away soon so you can show off those beautiful legs of yours 🙂

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