Look Better in the Buff -- in 14 Days!
The Big Day
Walk It Off Looking good is a state of mind -- and fitness begets confidence. Start your day off right with a brisk 15-minute walk. The fresh air will clear your mind and the activity will help you release some of that nervous energy.
Touchable Skin Sloughing off dead, dry skin can give you baby-soft skin. Exfoliate with a shower scrub, like Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish ($58). It's pricey, but leaves your skin super silky and smelling sweet. Another good -- and less expensive -- option is Origins Incredible Spreadable Scrub ($27.50).
You Glow, Girl! Although body glitter is a bit passe, you can give your skin a gentle radiance by using a lotion infused with a hint of shimmer.
Pretty Hands and Feet Pamper your hands and feet by getting a manicure and pedicure. A fire-engine red hue looks especially flirty for Valentine's Day. Don't want to spring for a salon job? Give yourself this simple home version: Soak nails in warm, soapy water. File nails to just past the tips of your fingers. Drop cuticle oil on each finger, then rub in. Gently push back cuticles. Finish it off by buffing nails until they shine.
Pump It Up! Here's a trick men have been using for ages -- last-minute push-ups. Just before your date, do three sets of push-ups and three sets of sit-ups. Add some bicep curls or whatever type of exercise you're comfortable with. This flurry of activity will give your cheeks that sexy rosy glow. Plus your muscles will appear larger for at least an hour or two.
The Right Light Still not feeling confident about showing some skin? Try the oldest trick in the book: good old-fashioned candlelight. It flatters everyone, and creates a romantic mood to boot!