Make sure you look HOT this summer
Cheryl Cole sizzles on stage at the Summertime Ball.
Tanned, check. Toned, check. Cellulite, not a chance . . . When Cheryl Cole took to the stage for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball, she clearly wasn’t nervous about flaunting her killer body to an audience of thousands as she performed in a barely-there crop top and hot pants. But for most of us, stepping out on the beach in front of a few friends can bring on an attack of summer stage fright.
Parading yourself in glaring sunlight wearing your bikini smalls is a daunting prospect even for the celerymunching, detox-juicing supermodel types amongst us.
Like it or not, the holiday season is almost here meaning there’s no place for pasty skin and wobbly thighs to hide.
Take heart if you’re on holiday countdown, there are ways to get set for deckside posing without spending weeks camping out in the gym or sunbed parlour.
Give your skin a headstart with product cheats that will help transform you from beached whale to bronzed goddess.
Prepare to bare with our prebeach beauty guide. POWER SLIMMING Beat the bulge by cutting back on refined, processed foods and sugar in the lead-up to your vacation and give body hot spots some disappearing act attention.
Combining slimming products with targeted exercise on abs, glutes or thighs will tone you up in no time.
TRY: Thalgo Slim LC nutritional supplement, £26 (0800 146 041/www.thalgo.com); Bremenn Butt Lift In A Box, £72 (Harvey Nichols); Nuxe Tonific Fermete Intensive Firming Cream, £36 (020 8740 2085/www.spacenk.co.uk); Universal Contour Wrap Classic Home Care Kit, £49.95 (www. universalcontourwrap.com). CELLULITE BLASTING Water is your best friend for flushing out the toxins, which helps to increase circulation and banish dimples but you’ll need to team your H2O habit with twice daily body brushing followed by a cellulite shifting cream to see rapid results.
TRY: The Body Shop Round Body Brush, £7 (www.thebodyshop.co.uk); Sisley Cellulite-Pro Slimming Complex, £107 (0207 591 6380); Sanctuary Spa Professional Sculpting Anti-Cellulite Treatment, £12.99 (Boots); TriPollar POSE Clinical Skin Tightening Device, £349 (Boots). BRONZE BOOSTING Kick start your tanning potential and speed up the process with a product that prepares your body for exposure to the sun by stimulating its natural melanin production - although using SPF protection is still an absolute must.
TRY: Méthode Jeanne Piaubert Tan Patches, £42 (0207 893 8333/ www.beautique.com); Holland & Barrett Tan Tablets, £3.99 (0870 606 6605/www.hollandandbarrett.com); Elemis Tan Accelerator, £19 (www.timetospa.co.uk); Gatineau Melatogenine Tan Accelerator, £36.75 (www.qvcuk.com).