Five quick fixes for problem arms
With summer just around the corner, t-shirts, blouses and dresses will mean you showing off your arms. But dry skin and other hidden horrors can make us feel self-conscious and want to cover up. To solve your arm hang-ups, try these five body fixers.
If you have dry arms and elbows try this Nourishing Botanical Body Cream, from Liz Earle for £16.75. As well as deeply hydrating the skin, it will also help to make the skin soft and supple.
Sallow, pale skin
If you feel self-conscious of the skin tone of your arms, use fake tan to create a bronze glow. This will not only improve the colour of your skin but also make your arms appear thinner. Try Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Mousse, £9.33. This self-tanner is great for arms because of its streak free formula, meaning there is no fear of smudging.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much effort you put in at the gym, unsightly, sagging skin can still be a problem. Try this Institut Esthederm Svelt System for £52.10 for a quick and effective attack. Although expensive, the cream promises results in two weeks and works to tackle water retention, fat and loss of firmness.
Red, bumpy skin can blemish even the most toned skin. But don’t let the unsightly rash keep your arms under wraps. The skin condition is usually caused by dead skin plugging up your hair follicles, so to remove them, brush the problem area using warm water and exfoliating gloves. Use a bath glove like this one -- The Body Shop, £4 --to gently smooth the area. Avoid using any products as this can cause the problem to flare up and get worse.
If your skin is losing its moisture then try Palmer’s Coca Butter Formula Body Scrub, £5. The body scrub will help to remove any dead skin while the cocoa butter, rich in Vitamin E, will help to replace any lost moisture.