Shape-wears are a lifesaver when it comes to looking svelte in a body-hugging bodycon dress. Want to look great even when you’re naked? You may already be putting in lots of effort in maintaining a balanced diet and keeping up with your fitness regime – that’s great! – but these products are going to get you even closer to absolute body confidence, even in your birthday suit.
1. Cleanse the skin
Let’s get the basics checked. To feel confident in your own skin, cleansing is the first important step. Try the Mt Sapola Lavender-Chamomile Body Wash, which carries a soothing scent that sets your mood at ease immediately.
2. Remove dead skin cells
Just like your facial skin, body skin needs to be scrubbed regularly so the dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface can be removed, and new, soft and radiant skin is revealed. Use a scrub formulated specifically for the body, like the Biotherm Lait de Gommage Gentle Exfoliating Milk. This soap-free scrub has a creamy texture that exfoliates the skin without drying it out.
3. Fix the fuzz
Hair management is an important part to body maintenance. We’re referring to unwanted hair like those under the arms and on the legs. Get rid of them thoroughly and gently with an epilator. We love the Silk-epil 9 that is equipped with the MicroGrip tweezer technology to increase the plucking and feeding performance to gently remove more hair with each stroke.
4. Alleviate scars and stretch marks
Scars and stretch marks may be proofs of your battles, but they don’t have to remain as obvious on your skin as they are in your spirit. The Bio-Oil is a great multi-purpose product that keeps scars and stretch marks at bay, and also helps hydrate the skin. Kim K swears by it – and if her Playboy photographs are anything to go by, her body skin looked ooh-la-la.
5. Lift the bust
Size isn’t the most important factor when it comes to the bust line. What women are more concerned with is how lifted they look. Take care of your bosom buddies with the Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel. This non-oily gel is formulated to firm, tone and strengthen the skin of the breasts to give them shape and lift.
6. Smell irresistible
An alluring fragrance offers an additional boost of body confidence. Pick a scent that makes you feel sexy. Perfumes with accords of vanilla can give a comforting and sensuous sensation. Try the True Vanilla by Library of Flowers, an oriental fragrance that features vanilla in its middle note. Its top note is made up of bergamot and its base note is amber.