Six Celebrity Tricks to Look 5 Lbs. Thinner Instantly

by Emily

in Celebrity Fitness, Fitness Tips

6 Celebrity Tricks to Look 5 Lbs. Thinner Instantly used by Cameron Diaz and other celebrities

Every girl wants to look thinner. They envy Jennifer Aniston’s arms, Kelly Ripa’s abs, and Cameron Diaz’s legs. But not every lady has the luxury of these celebrities. Who can spend hours in the gym with a personal trainer and attend endless cardio and strength classes? Although getting a celebrity body takes time and energy, celebrities also use little tricks to look thinner in minutes. Try these six celebrity tricks to look thinner instantly!

1. De-fuzz Your Arms

  • According to Megan McGhee, lead aesthetician at Bliss South Beach, hair can cast a shadow, which can appear to bulk you up.  In addition, waxing removes hair while exfoliating the skin to make it firmer.
  • Apply wax to clean skin and smooth in the direction of your hair growth. Lift in the opposite direction. These results should last for two to four weeks.
  • Try a microwave wax kit, available for $45 at

2. Moisturize your Abs

  • Makeup artist Tracy Murphy, who works with celebrity Brooklyn Decker, suggests applying body lotion to your stomach every morning to make your skin tighter. After the lotion dries, apply bronzer at the bottom of your ribs and above your hip bones, creating a shadow.
  • Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin says this will make “the bones above look more pronounced.” This in turn will you look thin overall.
  • Celebrity Nicole Richie uses Rodial Tummy Tuck, a body lotion with micro-fibers, available for $130 at

3. Self-tan your Butt

  • Rachel Goodwin also says, “darker skin absorbs light and creates the illusion of lost inches.” Meaning when you tan your butt and legs you will look thin instantly.
  • Exfoliate your skin before applying self-tanner to make sure it goes on evenly. Then apply self-tanner in a circular motion and blend well. You will want to apply tanner to your butt and legs to make it appear natural.
  • Try Solerra Sunless Tanning Mitts, a glove with self tanner built in, to avoid messes. Buy 5 mitts for $25 online at

4. Bronze Your Shoulders

  • Dust bronzer under your clavicle from your neck to your shoulders.
  • Rachel Goodwin says, “this creates a more pronounced collarbone.” Rachel suggests a shimmer-free formula to appear natural. Finally, blend well and soften dark edges with a cosmetic sponge.
  • Try Guerlain Terracotta Tan Booster bronzing powder, available for $57 at

5. Shimmer Your Legs

  • To make your legs look thinner. Apply shimmer cream down the center of your legs, from your outer thighs to your calves, to make them seem longer and leaner. Tracy Murphy says, “dab on just a bit and make sure to blend” and warns “shimmer on the beach can be obvious.”
  • Try concealing spider veins on your legs using waterproof body foundation.
  • Try Benefit Bathina Take a Picture It Lasts Longer body balm, available for $28 at

6. Dry-brush All Over

  • Dry-brushing your entire body will de-puff and improve circulation. According to spa pro Ann Marie Cilmi, this “helps prevent fluid retention.” In addition, this will exfoliates your skin to give you a smoother, thin look.
  • For best results, dry-brush with a natural bristle brush every day before you get in the shower. When brushing your limbs move towards your heart and when brushing your stomach use a circular motion.
  • Try Earth Therapeutics Natural Bristle Brush, available for $7 at

Source: Us Weekly, Issue 791, April 12, 2010.

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