Though it's been frustratingly slow to arrive, spring is definitely in the air. And believe it or not, Memorial Day is just around the corner. But wait, wait, wait–what's this? Cellulite on the thighs? Skin like sandpaper? Overgrown, jungle-esque bikini line? Yikes. Ladies, it's time to start getting that summer body back. Don't don a swimsuit until you tackle these three easy body beauty tasks. Then, and only then, take a look at the swimsuits we think will make you look your best.
PEEL YOUR PEEL. Winter's tough; dry air and cold temps can make you feel like an elephant's foot most of the time. But that's no excuse to look like one–not in April, at least. Scrub those winter patches off your skin with Bliss Hot Salt Scrub ($36).
This NYC spa is legendary for a reason (or forty), and their oil-free, super-softening, self-heating scrub leaves the skin feeling stimulated, soft, and smooth, but not at all irritated. Try it on your legs before shaving, your elbows before bending, and your bum before thonging. Just don't dare put on a bathing suit before you scrub!
CLEAR THE FOREST. OK, so it was cold, you wore lots of layers, and maybe you let the well-trimmed plain become a grassy field become an abundant forest. I understand–been known to let nature take over before myself. But all Cancún doesn't need to see your cha-cha, so for Mexico's sake, hurry up and get a Nair Soothing Wax Kit ($7.80).
I recognize that this is strip wax, which can sometimes disappoint; but I used these ones last night, and in 30 minutes I had found my family-friendly bikini line. The included pre- and post-wax soothing pads helped immensely, preventing pain in the area, and tidying it up afterwards. Added benefit of strip wax – you can do it all in your room, without embarassing re-heating trips to the microwave.
It's no miracle cream–those dimples are not disappearing completely in this lifetime. But most women do notice that cellulite appears much diminished. And when it comes to strutting around the sand in your bikini, a little firming goes a long way.