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Soften Up Your Skin

Summer means showing off your skin, so now's the time to make sure yours is smooth and supple from head to toe. Pamper yourself with these pro secrets.
back of woman wearing a hat on the beach Tips for Soft Lips

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To buff away stubborn flakes, dip a damp toothbrush in baking soda and gently massage it over dry lips. Rinse, then pat dry and follow with a swipe of a balm infused with lanolin, which draws in moisture, says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. One that's light is Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm ($7, drugstore.com).

Stay Smooth Forever
Three ways to keep chapping at bay: (1) Avoid licking lips; saliva contains enzymes that break down skin. (2) Instead of wearing long-lasting stains, which are especially drying, use conditioning balms and glosses. (3) Drink eight cups of water daily; H2O hydrates skin cells from the inside out, plumping lips with moisture.