How to Prep Your Arms for the Sheer Sleeves Trend
You need two things to pull off this subtly sexy fall trend: smooth skin and some muscle tone.
A little peekaboo fabric has the same "whoa!" factor as a flash of leg. Since whites and creams get too here-comes-the-bride with neutral skirts and pants, pair with bold autumnal colors, like marigold, red or plum. Black sleeves look glam with a textured bottom.
The Product Nothing kills a bare look faster than bumps. Keratosis pilaris (those seemingly indestructible bumps on the back of arms) happens when excess skin gets trapped in hair follicles. Wipe them out with a glycolic acid wash. Glytone KP Kit ($64) has that, plus a lotion for a one-two punch.
To tighten triceps fast, try skull crushers with a bridge (so you also tone your butt and hamstrings). Lie faceup, knees bent, feet flat, one 15-pound weight in hands, arms up. Lift hips; bend elbows to lower weight toward forehead until arms form a 90-degree angle (as shown). Reverse move for 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on alternate days.
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