The White Girls Guide to Summer Bodies

by Livia Mercer - Date: 2006-11-28 - Word Count: 487 Share This!

When was the last time you had your bikinis on? I challenge you to take your clothes off and take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. How do you feel? Ready to get going or thinking about hiding out at home in arctic air-conditioning through summer? While some of us are blessed with perfect blemish-free, wrinkle-free and jiggle-free skin, the reality is, nobody is absolutely perfect.

So, we all need products to help us out. Thankfully there are lots of fantastic products out on the market. Here's a rundown of quality cosmetics, lotions and potions to get your skin and body in tip-top shape for that upcoming pool party or trip to the beach. The first thing you will want to do is get rid of your crocodile skin.

After being wrapped up in clothing for so long most of us can do with a good body scrub. Try Glamourflage, Sexy Sadie Body Scrub or Linden Leaves, Flax Seed Body Polish. This will get rid of your dry skin cells and leave your skin glowing.

Most of us have indulged in too much sun at one point in our lives. While we'd like to consider it a lesson well learned, we may have some sun damage on our décolleté to remind us of our past sun-worshiping sins. Use Clarins, Bust Beauty Gel. This helps prevent skin slackening with effective, visible results.

Its skin-tightening action helps immediately improve the appearance of the bust area. Of course don't forget the sunscreen on this delicate area of your body. Nothing works better than prevention. The French have such polite names for body parts.

Whip your derriere in shape with Nivea, Body Good-bye Cellulite or Shiseido, Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel. The powerful agents in this firming gel smooth and actively slim the skin, leaving your delicate derriere smoother and sensually contoured.

Make your skin irresistible to touch with Dermalogica Ultrarich Body Cream.An ultra-rich, long-lasting body cream to help heal and relieve extra dry skin. This unique liquefying formula is also ideal for all-over, deeply-moisturizing body massages.

Not to be overlooked, your hair should receive just as much attention as your skin. Time in the pool or the beach takes its toll on your locks so replace lost moisture with Garnier Fructis Style Nutri-Oil Repair Intense Leave-in Smoothing Cream.

Keep your skin looking flawless this summer without having to worry about your makeup melting off your face. Try ModelCo, Fluidsplash 3-in-1 foundation or Amazing Base,the all-in-one foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen by Jane Iredale, which provides great coverage and staying power and actually helps improve the skin with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which act as anti-inflammatories. And of course you can't forget the sunscreen.

Try Estee Lauder Sun Performance Sun Lotion for Face SPF30, or Sun Sense Daily Face SPF30+. Now add just a squirt of your favourite fragrance and you are ready to knock them dead at upcoming outing to the pool or beach.

Enjoy summer!

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