Look Better in the Buff -- in 14 Days!
3 Days Out
Fuzz-Free Want to be silky smooth all over? Spring for a wax -- be it bikini, leg, or upper lip. Waxing does cause temporary irritation, however. So get it done at least three days before the big day, giving your skin time to recover, and take an aspirin beforehand to help ease the pain.
Sun-Kissed in Winter A tan makes anyone look thinner. Get a subtle bronze even in the dead of winter with self-tanner, which you should apply a few days before the big day just in case you need to do touch-ups. Try the popular Lancome Flash Bronzer ($35), and use this method for goof-proof application: Exfoliate in the shower, paying special attention to elbows, knees, and feet. Once you are thoroughly dried off, apply moisturizer, and let it sink in for a few moments. Then apply the tanner in long strokes, being sure to hit your feet too. Blend well. If you're doing your back, get a friend to help! When you're finished, scrub hands and nails clean, and give the tanner about 15 minutes to dry.