Shaving works for those with lighter coloured hair. Try (a) Gillette Venus Swirl, $19.99, which gets to tricky areas easily thanks to its flexible ball handle. Darker, denser hair? Try at-home waxing. (b) Nair Salon Divine Milk and Honey Roll-on Wax, $17.99, contains hydrating sugars and can be used on legs, bikini and underarms. For something more permanent, try the (c) SmoothSkin Bare Long Term Hair Removal System, $399. This IPL system has an ultra-fast speed and takes less than 10 minutes to complete one treatment. For delicate areas, use (d) Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler, $49.99.
#2 SHED YOUR SKIN
Regular exfoliation removes debris from your skin, leaving it receptive to treatment creams. Try (e) Cafe Skin Scrub, $14.95, with ground coffee beans to add zing. A dollar from every bag sold will be donated to Priceline’s Sisterhood Charity.
#3 DRY BODY BRUSHING
For glowing skin, do this every morning. Use long, sweeping movements from your left ankle, up towards your heart. It stimulates lymphatic drainage and aids toxin removal. Try (f) EcoTools Bamboo Bristle Bath Brush, $13.99.
#4 FIRM AND TONE
Use body moisturiser with firming benefits – (g) Nivea Contouring Cream Q10 Plus, $9.99, contains the enzyme CoQ10, which helps to boost collagen production. Think firmer, smoother skin on your tummy, thighs and toosh! We also love (h) Innoxa Save Our Skin NightSlim, $64.95, which works on tightening skin while you sleep.
#5 MINIMISE STRETCH MARKS
Stretch marks are scars caused by trauma to the skin due to rapid expansion – normally during puberty or pregnancy. The trauma creates tears in the skin’s deeper collagen layers. (i) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Spray Lotion For Stretch Marks, $15.99, uses a blend of cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen and elastin in a spray for those hard-to-reach areas.
#6 BANISH CELLULITE
Diet and exercise are key, but products such as (j) Alpha Keri Body Slimfit Cellulite Reductor and Slimming Serum, $49.95, help the fat burning process and inhibit further cellulite production. (k) Bliss Fab Girl Slim, $29.95, uses caffeine molecules to trigger the metabolism of trapped fat.
#7 GO FOR GOLD
For a subtle glow that looks just like your skin, only more caramel, use (l) The Base Gradual Tanning Lotion, $34. If applied daily, it adapts to your natural skin tone. For a deeper tan, choose a shade a little darker than your natural tone. (m) Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam, $19.99, is available in Light/Medium, Dark and Ultra Dark, so you can tailor your tan to suit your mood and your skin.
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