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7 Summer body care must-haves

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Get a beach-ready body

Summer is all about baring it all on the beach and flaunting more skin that you would during any other season. That’s why it’s important to use the products that help ensure smooth, sexy skin all season. We’ve discovered some fabulous body care products that will leave your body soft, smooth and smelling great.

1Get a beach-ready bodySay sayonara to ingrown hairs.

Ingrown hairs can be an unsightly addition to your poolside style, so rest easy knowing you can minimize and even eliminate them using Bliss ingrown eliminating pads ($38). Each pad gently exfoliates skin with salicylic and glycolic acids and soothes with oat extract, witch hazel and lavender oils.

2Moisturize & glow.

Hydrate summer skin with Carol's Daughter Sugar Dipped All Over Sheen ($21). You'll love the creamy vanilla scent and subtle, sunkissed sheen this spray moistureizer imparts to skin.

3Love your legs.

Give legs a fast and fabulous all-over shimmer with Michael Kors Leg Shine To Go ($10). This easy-to-use product is perfect for on-the-go color and makes legs look flawlessly sunkissed.

4Soften & scrub.

Get your whole body beach-ready with a softening scrub. We love H2O + Spa Sea Salt Skin Smoother ($26) for its skin-smoothing abilities on even the roughest patches. Almond oil softens while sea salt gently exfoliates for perfect summer skin.

5Smell great.

Ditch heavier fragrances for a light and refreshing body spray. Opt for something fun and fruity like Philosophy raspberries and cream spritz ($22), a lightly scented mist that also moisturizes and soothes skin.

6Focus on feet.

There's no point showing off your sexy sandals if your feet aren't soft and smooth. Treat your tootsies to Cake Beauty cake walk triplemint foot creme ($16) to cool and nourish tired feet. We love the uplifting minty scent and luxurious texture.

6Go for a faux glow.

Summer is the perfect time to rock an all-over glow -- from a bottle or tube, of course. Get a gradual, foolproof, natural-looking tan with St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body ($30), which moisturizes skin while giving you a buildable glow.

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