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How To: Prep Your Skin for Poolside

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It’s Friday and I’m heading off to Vegas, baby!

Being that this is the first time in a long time that I’m visiting Sin City in the spring (it’s supposed to be 80 degrees tomorrow!) and there’s only one thing I want to do when I get there – hit the pool, baby!  Okay second thing since the first thing will be the Blackjack table when I arrive tonight at 9pm  ;)

But before I soak in the sun and chlorine tomorrow at the Venetian Hotel pool, I need to prep to make sure my skin is as soft as can be.

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First, exfoliate!  Slosh off dead skin cells to reveal brighter, softer you.  I’ve tried many body scrubs and exfoliators and one of my favorites is Thymes Essentials Body Scrub ($36 US).  It’s a sugar scrub that smells deliciously citrusy like tangerines, grapefruit, and orange.

Shave those legs!  No one wants to look or feel prickly legs so I shave my gams with the Venus Embrace by Gillette.  With five blades I know this baby will get rid of every pesky hair.

Don’t forget to moisturize! Bliss Body Butters are products that I gift to friends often.  Now if only someone would gift me the new Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter ($35 US) to tote along on my trip.  Uber moisturizing and smells yummy (did I mention I love things that smell like citrus?)  ;)

Give a little color, to your skin that is!  I know I’ll be laying out at the pool, but since I’ve been hiding under layers in San Francisco’s fickle microclimate my legs haven’t seen the sun in a while.  Try Benefit Cosmetics’ Jiffy Tan ($28 US), a tinted-body lotion that will help to give you color in just 10 minutes.  For a deeper faux tan, just keep layering!

Get a wax!  Bikini season calls for regular bikini waxes.  Jeannie told us about READY betty Ultimate Stylin’ Kit yesterday but I’d much rather leave it up to the professionals.  ;)

What are your plans this weekend?  I hope the weather’s gorgeous where you are and that you’ll be able to let your skin loose to soak up the warmth and sun!

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