It was all good just a few months. Back in January you were all: “Woo hoo, New year, new me”. Fast forward to May, and you need to make up for lost time. Memorial Day is less than 30 days away and your summer knees STILL haven’t popped! Well rest your worries at the door; i am about to break down everything you need to fake a great body this spring. Zero exercise required, all you have to do is read…
Relax and release toxins with a nice full body soak. According to a recent study from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University, “an hour-long hot bath can boost metabolic health and cause an anti-inflammatory response similar to exercise.” Wait, what? So, yes, a soothing soak can yield the same health and wellness benefits as exercise. The art of bathing can burn over 100 calories, relieve tension, and help improve your metabolism. Dude, where’s my tub?
Kneipp’s Red Poppy & Hemp Mineral Bath Salt ($4)
Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak ($5)
Treet’s Traditions Relaxing Chakra’s Bath Fizzers ($14)
Set your body up for success with a good scrub down. This crucial step gently buffs away dead skin cells to reveal soft, smooth skin. A thorough scrub-a-dub-dub also gives skin a great base for subsequent products. Most scrubs contain finely crushed particles (like almond shells or sugar crystals), so be gentle. If you find you need a little extra grit, apply to dry skin while wearing exfoliating gloves. Your self tanners, lotions, slimming potions, and oils will all work 1000% times better on freshly exfoliated skin.
St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub ($4)
EmerginC Ginger-Lime Sugar Scrub ($45)
Orlane Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub ($65)
You’ve missed the last few weeks of barre class, but don’t freak out! Get your body in shape (fast) with a lifting and firming product that’s formulated specifically for the legs. These body-smoothing elixirs help minimize the appearance of lumpy thighs, while providing a slimming and toning effect to the hips, inner/ outer thighs, and butt. These body serums don’t come cheap, but they’re totally worth it! Think of it as a body toning class in a bottle.
Nivea Skin Firming and Toning Gel Cream with Q10 Plus ($13)
Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert ($70)
ZO Skin Health Oraser Cellulite Control ($95)
Dry skin never looks good. So to fake your way to perfect legs, you’ll need an intense hydrator that delivers maximum moisture and makes your gams glisten! Check the label for skin nourishing ingredients, like botanical oils, collagen, cocoa butter, honey, plant oils, that restore and replenish depleted skin. A lightweight texture is also key!
Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion ($3)
Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Body Oil ($25)
Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey Body Oil ($40)
Discretely conceal cellulite and imperfections with a self tanner, body foundation, or glowy skin illuminating cream. This step helps to even the tone, cheat the illusion of definition, and give the body a totally flawless canvas.