The official start to summer is just about two weeks away, and given the long, drawn-out winter, it’s understandable that many of us let some grooming details fall to the wayside. The good news is you still have time to get yourself ready for beach season, especially with the help of these two new products from everyone’s favorite spa-at-home line, Bliss. Give them a try, and you’ll be anything but self-conscious about showing some skin.
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Picture this: you go to throw on a swimsuit for an impromptu pool party, and notice some pesky hairs along your bikini line. A quick shave will do the trick, but you’d always wanted an alternative, perhaps something gentler. If this sounds familiar, you’ll be as thrilled as we are about Bliss’s new version of its smash-hit ‘Fuzz Off’ facial hair remover—made specifically for the bikini area. It’s pretty simple: you apply it wherever you want to clean up some stray fuzz, and one of the active ingredients, calcium thioglycolate, breaks down hair at the follicle. So much so, that after you let it sit for about five minutes, you’ll be able to wipe the cream—along with unwanted hairs—away. Just like that! The product may take a little longer to work for some people (depending on skin type, the coarseness of hair, etc.), and you can leave it on in minute increments, up to ten minutes, until you get the results you want. The icing on the cake? The formula is filled with vitamin E, which helps soothe, hydrate, and smooth skin along with cocoa and shea butter. Of course, you’ll want to test this one on a small area before doing a full-on session. For us, it worked! Zero razor burn, and with a less offensive scent than the average depilatory to boot.
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Ever longed for more toned-looking arms? Try this cream, which relies on a combination of lactic acid, caffeine, white sapphire, and moisture beads to firm and smooth the area—pretty much instantly. Arm Candy is the latest addition to the much-loved FatGirlSlim line, and its a true summer savior. All you have to do is squeeze the tube to load the product into the nubbed applicator, and massage into skin in a circular motion for 20 seconds or so. (You can use it from the upper arms all the way down to your wrists.) It smells totally refreshing—some combo of citrus and mint. Used twice a day, morning and at night, and you should see a quick improvement in the overall appearance of your arms, including reduced redness, dryness, and discoloration (in a clinical study, about 90% of participants reported results within four weeks). Make room in your closet for tank tops and sleeveless dresses...