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If you have age spots and uneven tone, choose a lotion that protects against hyperpigmentation and brightens skin. Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Body Veil SPF 20 ($40) contains an effective blend of vitamin C, plant extracts, and glycerin Get perfect skin with these quick fixes.
Products designed to diminish cellulite often contain caffeine, which "provides a temporary tightening effect," says Doris Day, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. We like Bliss Fat Girl Slim ($29), which also has an herbal anti-inflammatory to smooth the skin. We found seven cellulite treatments that work.
"If you have wrinkles and stretch marks, retinoids and other ingredients that stimulate collagen will be helpful to some extent," says David Bank, director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, NY. Sampar Lift Me Up Bust Cream ($78) uses firming wheat proteins and biopeptides. Curves are back in style. Try these tips for dressing sexy without looking vulgar.
"Every time you wash your hands, apply hand cream to add water back into your skin so it looks smoother, softer, and younger," says Day. Look for a rich lotion with SPF like RoC Retinol Correxion Hand Repair with SPF 15 ($14.99). Try a luxurious overnight hand cream and other products that work while you rest.
"This will revitalize your skin and give it a fresh start, but it's more aggressive, so don't use it as often as a regular exfoliant," says Victoria's Secret makeup artist Linda Hay. Massage Rodan + Fields Enhancements Body Micro-Dermabrasion ($20) over your body in the shower once a month to banish dry and flaky skin. These fast beauty fixes will have you summer ready in no time.
"Always look for the least abrasive and most moisturizing body scrubs," says Hay. "Use it once a week to keep your skin fresh and toned." Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub ($75) utilizes natural exfoliants like salt and brown sugar, as well as rich emollients such as olive oil and shea butter. Exfoliator is the first step to gorgeous legs. Here are some more.
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