You've never looked better right? Highlights, manicure, pedicure, whitened teeth and a wardrobe that rocks. Just in time for new adventures in the 50+ world of online dating. You write an irresistible profile. You're brilliant at reeling in "the possibles" and throwing back the losers. You do first-date "auditions" at Starbucks with Oprah-like skill. In fact, getting back into dating mode after a breakup, divorce or widowhood isn't hard at all... until things get intimate. The idea of romance and sex is fine by us, but it's the first-time, getting-naked part we dread. What about the rolls, the flab, the brown spots, the cellulite and saggy flesh? Get a grip girlfriend. Here's how to look better in the buff with three "mojo" boosting beauty tricks:
DE-BLOAT, DE-FLAKE AND DE-WEED. Get sleek as an
ex-supermodel by soaking in a warm tub of plain old Epsom Salts. The magnesium sulfate draws out excess fluid and de-puffs the tummy, ankles and anywhere else you may retain water. Try Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution in "Relax" ($6.99, drugstore.com). Snack on natural diuretics like watermelon, cucumber and pineapple. Exfoliate elbows, knees and legs while you bathe and de-fuzz too. No you don't need a Brazilian wax or a bedazzled va-jay-jay just neaten things up. Then slather on a delicious coconut-scented body cream like The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion ($7.20, thebodyshop.com) or Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Souffle Body Creme ($55, saksfifthavenue.com) to keep the sensual vibe going.
GET INTO IT. How sexy did Liz Taylor make a slip look in Butterfield 8 and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ? How about Ann Bancroft in The
Graduate? Trade your robe or over-sized t-shirt for a full slip in black or ivory. It gives glam coverage when making the morning coffee or just lying around. A slip with built-in shaping power looks sensual but secretly gives you a jiggle-free control. Check out Nearly Nude Thinvisible Firming Slip with Lace ($78, barenecessities.com) and Yummie Tummie Liz Convertible Slip ($98, barenecessities.com). Flip your hair over and spray the roots with hairspray or dry shampoo. Then flip back and use your fingers to comb the product through for a tousled bed-head allure.
You're ready for your closeup!
Liz Taylor: diggersrealm.com
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt: drugstore.com
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Creme: saksfifthavenue.com
Nearly Nude Thinvisible slip: barenecessities.com