"Wow" Breasts in 3 Easy Steps
Healthy -- and beautiful. Isn't that what we all want? Follow this pro advice:
1. Clear up breakouts. "Your decolletage has as many oil glands as your face," says Arielle Kauvar, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. Once a day, use an anti-acne body wash that contains 5 percent benzoyl peroxide (try Peter Thomas Roth Medicated BPO 5% Acne Wash, $32, sephora.com) to unclog pores, followed by a light moisturizing lotion. And take special care while working out. "Excess sweat can exacerbate acne because oils are trapped," explains Dr. Kauvar. Wear breathable fabrics and treat areas with a 2 percent salicylic-acid body spray after exercising to keep skin bacteria-free (try Nature's Cure Body Acne Treatment Spray, $9.99, at drugstores).
2. Firm and tone. "The skin on your breasts is extra thin and prone to premature aging," says Dr. Kauvar. To maintain a smoother, younger look, apply a firming bust serum before your body cream. It contains active ingredients like antioxidants, minerals, and peptides that penetrate into the skin's deeper layers to reverse free-radical damage and boost collagen production (try Elemis Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck & Bust, $89, nordstrom.com; the kit includes a Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and 10 percent of the proceeds go to breast cancer research).
3. Get gorgeous cleavage. "No matter what size breasts you have, a little shimmer will help enhance them," says Linda Hay, a makeup artist for Victoria's Secret, who amplifies the curves of Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum. Brush a shimmery bronzing powder down the center of your breasts to create a slight shadow, then sweep a silvery illuminator powder along the tops (try Too Faced After Glow Ice Cubes Body Shimmer Powder, $26, sephora.com, and Victoria's Secret Bare Bronze Sun Dust Body Powder Brush, $22, victoriassecret.com).
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