Get your legs ready for summer shorts and skirts with products that bronze, highlight, moisturize and improve skin.

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As temperatures continue to rise, our initial instinct is to dig into our summer wardrobes for shorts and dresses, which put our legs on full display.

If you haven’t found quite enough time to counter the dry, pale skin of a Seattle winter, check out these quick fixes that not only hydrate but also make legs appear luminous and bronzed.

Votre Vu Silk Stockings ($34 at votrevushop.com). All-natural French brand Votre Vu infused this lotion with vitamin E and extracts of calendula, linden and chamomile to mask the appearance of tiny veins and imperfections. The radiant pigment adds the finest touch of bronze and shine.

Bliss Hide & Glow Sleek ($38 at Ulta). Bliss’s tinted body spray not only perfects the skin with a subtle tint but also clinically firms and tones the treated areas over time. It’s enriched with ingredients such as maracuja oil, vitamin E, peptides and caffeine to perk up dull skin. We recommend the medium-dark shade even if you have fair skin.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster ($30 at Nordstrom). You’re just three drops away from sun-kissed skin. Simply mix Clarins’ skin booster with your favorite lotion to gradually develop a natural-looking golden glow.

Caudalie Divine Legs ($38 at Sephora). Caudalie cultivated this ultra-lightweight tinted body lotion to give your legs a touch of sun without the hassle of self-tanner. The universal tint blends flawlessly with all skin tones, and dries instantly so you can get dressed right away.

Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray in Bronze ($32 at Bluemercury, U District). This formula rejuvenates and hydrates the skin, while adding sheer “kissed by the sun” color. Infused with energizing ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile and vitamins A through E, it refreshes while it enhances.

From left: Caudalie Divine Legs, $38; Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, $30; Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer, $65; Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray, $32; Bliss Hide & Glow Sleek, $38; Votre Vu Silk Stockings, $34
From left: Caudalie Divine Legs, $38; Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, $30; Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer, $65; Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray, $32; Bliss Hide & Glow Sleek, $38; Votre Vu Silk Stockings, $34

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer ($65). Charlotte Tilbury poured all of her makeup-artist know-how into creating this incredible Slimmer Shimmer. It firms the skin, creates contours and highlights the center of legs to enhance and define the shape. The result is legs that look longer and leaner.

Say Hello To Sexy Legs Tinted Glow Gel ($38 at Sephora). Designed to deliver an instant natural bronze, this gel moisturizes and softens the skin while camouflaging imperfections and evening out skin tone. It’s supplemented with caramel to deliver a beautiful tint, as well as caffeine and green tea to help correct the appearance of cellulite.