The key to soft, supple skin and no cankles? Dry brushing! This invigorating, spa-inspired DIY massage enhances lymph flow to flush fluids before they pool in your ankles and calves. Plus, it stimulates oil-producing skin glands, lessens the appearance of cellulite and rebuilds connective tissue for smooth, radiant skin. To do: Use a medium-firm body brush and make short, brisk strokes from the ends of your legs and arms inward toward your heart. Aim for 5 minutes twice weekly.
Wish you could enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving fare without worrying about a few extra pounds sneaking on? You can! My favorite supplement for weight loss during the holidays and beyond is African mango seed extract. In one study, women who supplemented with it had a significantly smaller waist after two weeks, and they lost 14 times more weight than those who skipped the extract. Compounds in African mango curb appetite and flip a switch in the brain that stops the creation of fat cells. The study-proven dose: 150 mg. twice daily.