SUMMER SKIN ZONES
How can you prep your behind for those intimidating Brazilian bikini briefs? “Remove processed foods from your diet, increase your water intake and get moving as exercise can improve cellulite,” suggests Jodie King, owner of Sydney’s Skin Clinic Blyss (skinclinicblyss.com.au). Also, commit to daily dry-body brushing to boost circulation and follow with a body lotion loaded with AHAS to smooth, hyaluronic acid to plump and caffeine to improve skin tone. “It’s worth investing in radiofrequency treatments, too, to tighten the skin, contour problem areas and target subcutaneous fat pockets.” Try venusconcept.com.
UP IN ARMS
Those red bumps on your upper arms and thighs are called keratosis pilaris. “It’s a result of a build-up of keratin,” explains Eva Karpati, owner of Karpati Medispa (karpatimedispa.com.au). “AHA body products or salon treatments help break down the keratin bond between the cells for a more refined texture. Also invest in a quality loofah and try dry brushing to encourage cell renewal.”
While your face might be treated to a strict skincare regimen, you may be neglecting the area south of your chin, leaving it prone to wrinkles, discolouration and sun spots. “The skin on the chest is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the body, so you
need to treat it with greater care,” says Lisa Sullivan-smith, co-owner of Sydney’s The Clinic (theclinic.net.au). Fellow owner Kaye Scott suggests one of their cult blueberry peels. “A peel will correct dull or ageing skin, mild acne or congested pores, providing instantly glowing skin. IPL is also an effective rejuvenation treatment to reverse pigmentation caused by freckles, sun damage and redness. Or for overall rejuvenation, try Fraxel, a non-invasive laser therapy that will penetrate the epidermis for collagen remodelling.”