bold and beautiful
Why keep a sexy belly under wraps? Here's how to bare it.
The bare-belly craze isn’t going away, but the last thing you want to expose is the dry, flaky skin that can accompany an expanding midsection. To fight it, apply a gentle scrub using light, circular strokes, says Cindy Barshop, founder of New York’s Completely Bare Spas. Try Blisslabs Lemon Peel Body Polishing Scrub Cream ($28, www.blissworld.com). Next, if you’re going to be outdoors, use a sunscreen with some sexy side benefits. Try Estée Lauder Body Shimmer Sunscreen SPF 15 ($23, www.esteelauder.com) on all exposed skin, not just your belly. Want to really show off your new body? Apply a coat of sparkling lotion or bronzer. Try Nivea Body Silky Shimmer
Lotion ($6; www.drugstore.com); Benefit Flamingo Fancy ($20, www.benefitcosmetics.com); or a crystal “tattoo” ($1 to $6; www.bindiexports.com). “A sunburst of crystals radiating from your bellybutton looks
amazing,” Barshop says.