BODY BEAU­TI­FUL

Lazy, lux­u­ri­ous ways to keep your skin smooth and your con­tours shapely — these prod­ucts and spa treats will have you look­ing sum­mer-ready, writes PEARLYN THAM

Prestige (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

THERE ARE A myr­iad of aes­thet­ics treat­ments to tuck in a plump tummy, lift sag­ging skin, pum­mel away cel­lulite and, in short, make you put away the Spanx for a while. But you’ll need ef­fort and patience, and — for some more in­ten­sive pro­ce­dures — a high pain thresh­old and time to rest.

While body firm­ing, ton­ing and smooth­ing prod­ucts can’t give you the same re­sults that an aes­thet­ics treat­ment might, they are an eas­ier and more rou­tine way to at least make your skin smoother, softer and more taut, and can work in tan­dem with your fort­nightly or monthly treat­ments.

Af­ter all, body care prod­ucts mostly work on the pri­mary premise of keep­ing skin well-hy­drated and so, firmer and less prone to sag­ging, stretch marks and cel­lulite. We do ad­mit, some for­mu­las are purely cos­metic but oh-so fun to use and ap­ply — think body lo­tions or mists that layer skin with a light veil of shim­mer, so that you are galaper­fect in mo­ments. And if you choose one that is scented sim­i­larly to your favourite de­signer per­fume, you can be sure that your fra­grance will be lay­ered to last longer through­out the evening.

When it comes to pam­per­ing our bod­ies, we’re also fans of spa treat­ments — re­mem­ber they were long here be­fore cel­lulite busters and ra­diofre­quency pro­ce­dures be­came main­stream. While most of us love an in­vig­o­rat­ing mas­sage, spas also of­fer hard­core skin-ex­fo­li­at­ing scrubs and mois­tur­is­ing wraps to give your body a healthy lus­tre in the most lux­u­ri­ous way pos­si­ble.

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