ELIMINATE BACK BULGES
As we age, the lymphatic system slows and production of skin-firming collagen declines—and that can lead to a lumpy-looking upper back. The latest back-smoothing innovations use ultrasound to firm skin and destroy fat cells, but results can be temporary. Instead, celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas suggests dry-brushing, which breaks up fatty deposits and increases circulation to increase collagen output so you can wow in a back-revealing dress.
TO DO: dilute 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil (it helps dispel trapped toxins) in
2 tsp. of olive oil (it prevents irritation); apply to the bristles of a dry brush
(like EcoTools Bristle Bath Brush, EcoTools.com). Starting at the lower back, brush the mixture on using upward strokes toward the neck for 2 minutes. Repeat twice a week for results in four weeks.