Summer means slipping into your favorite swimsuit for the pool or beach with total confidence. Luckily, these five summer beauty remedies make arghs from cellulite to belly bloat virtually vanish fast!
Smooth crepey skin with a shimmery SPF.
“Shimmer’s luminescence bounces light off of skin along the chest, ‘blurring’ creases,” says Newport Beach, California, dermatologist Zenovia Gabriel, MD. And SPF wards off new UV ray–caused wrinkles.
One to try: Coppertone Glow SPF 30 Hydragel Lotion (Buy at Walmart, $8.97)
Diminish dimples with a silicone primer.
The same way it makes skin on the face look flawless, when rubbed on legs, a silicone-based primer smooths cellulite. How it works: Silicone draws moisture to skin’s surface to “fill in” dimples.
One to try: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer (Buy at Sephora, $13)
Banish bacne with this body wash.
When infused into a body wash, sodium hypochlorite, the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compound found in bleach and used to help treat eczema, also kills acne-causing bacteria while calming inflammation.
One to try: Stryke Club Everywhere Wash (Buy on StrykeClub.com, $16.99)
Beat belly bloat with a guarana wrap.
Rich in diuretic caffeine, guarana (a fruit native to Brazil) absorbs into skin, boosting circulation to flush excess fluids and fat-trapping toxins for a slimmer-looking stomach, stat.
Try it: Mix three tablespoons of guarana powder like Mood and Mind Guarana Seed Powder (Buy on Amazon, $11.99) and two tablespoons of water. Apply to the belly; loosely cover with plastic wrap (this allows ingredients to penetrate better). Let sit for 15 minutes; remove the wrap and rinse skin.
Soothe razor burn with an oil-infused balm.
Together, skin-repairing sunflower seed oil and moisturizing coconut oil quickly heal a painful post-shave rash, says Dr. Gabriel. Even better? One that comes in a balm-like formula leaves behind a slight sheen that gives leg skin a healthy glow. This is one of the summer beauty remedies on this list that instantly detracts from redness or bumps.
One to try: Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm Stick (Buy on Honest.com, $14.99)
A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.
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