Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Right To Bare Legs

It's the season to wear bathing suits and shorts and show a lot of skin--and maybe some little flaws and things you would rather keep under wraps.

There is almost universal agreement that having a tan, real or otherwise, is a great way to mask any small marks or things we'd prefer to keep to ourselves. But sometime there are bigger issues or imperfections that tanning alone won't hide.

Things like spider and varicose veins, stretch marks, birth marks, scars and all those things that you'd rather not show off. Some products actually help prevent further problems and some can camouflage areas where the damage is done.

A few of the cover up products include one by an unlikely creator...Joan Rivers of all people! But she does have a beauty line she sells on QVC and I just happened to see her promoting it one day and was rather intrigued.

Joan Rivers Beauty Right to Bare Legs is a corrective concealer that can cover up veins or marks on your legs or anywhere you want to conceal an imperfection. It's $22.50 and comes in 3 shades but some are waitlisted so you probably have to order soon if you want it before the end of summer. It's gotten pretty good reviews on the QVC site ( with just a few issues regarding the application. Apparently it dries quickly and so can be hard to spread and it requires some moisturizer on the skin. But it is waterproof and supposed to stay put until you wash it off with soap and water.

Along the same lines but probably a bit less of a cover up and more of an enhancer is Per-fekt Beauty's Body Perfection Gel. It's described as a multi-functional "skin perfector" that also adds a bit of a glow to the area it's applied. The product has Hyalauronic Microspheres that hydrate the skin and help firm, tone and improve the skin's elasticity. It is also water resistant and transfer proof. You can buy it at Sephora stores or through

If you have legs that sometimes ache from poor cirulation due to spider or varicose veins you might like a product that addresses that problem, plus helps their appearance from within.
Eminence Organic skin care line has a Lychee and Chestnut Firming Leg Treatment that improves circulation and stimulates skin and reducing the visible signs of varicose veins. Cost is $64.00 but Laser Plus in Vienna, VA is offering a special on the product till 7/11 and you can buy it for $55.00. They also have a tester in their office if you want to try it out first. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

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