Waif-like waistlines are back in the beauty spotlight. The Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture show saw sneaker-wearing models take to the runway wearing an assortment of cropped tops, complete with miniature (Chanel-clad) waists on show. And with midriffs increasingly on display, fashion savvy women the world over are in a rush to firm up their stomachs.
I love a good sit up, or two…or a hundred if I’m feeling particularly energetic—and the best complement to toned abs, is firm and gleaming skin. Just as you hydrate your visage twice daily, you should treat your body to the same regimen.
As ever, I’m dubious about the efficacy of miracle slimming creams that promise radical results. That being said, I do slather on the Sisley Phyto-Svelt Global Intensive Slimming Body Care twice daily in a bid to hone my physique from the outside in.
This gel-like lotion absorbs rapidly and has a cooling effect that leaves limbs feeling light and refreshed. And while it’s packed with all the usual fat-fighting ingredients like caffeine, orange, and lotus, plus soy (to stimulate collagen production), it’s the essential oils like rosemary, sage, and lavender that soothe the skin, basking it in a delicate scent.
Give yourself a post workout, mini massage, and work this product into the skin using a circular motion, as this will increase blood flow to the targeted zone and encourage lymphatic drainage. The secret to keeping your body in check is to keep it moving; just add a little sculpting cream into the mix to quench thirsty skin and you will be on your way to a more svelte silhouette.