SUM­MER SKIN ZONES

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

BOT­TOM LINE

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.”

CHESTY BUSI­NESS

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.”

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