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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.
woman in bikini and hat on the beach Soften Up Your Arms

Get Soft Now
The pimplelike bumps that often surface on the triceps are called keratosis pilaris -- pores that have been clogged with hardened skin cells. To clear them up, rinse with a wash containing a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), such as salicylic acid, which is found in Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash ($6.39, drugstores).

Stay Smooth Forever
Though it may seem counterintuitive, it's crucial not to scrub any trouble spots on your upper arms. "Rubbing will only inflame these sensitive patches," Dr. Karcher says. Instead, slather on a lotion with exfoliating and moisturizing lactic acid twice a day to stay bump-free. Try lightweight Vaseline Renewal Age-Redefining Body Lotion ($5.99, drugstores).