I read somewhere about a trick that takes off pounds. I
assume that is if you only have a few pounds to lose.
Everyone looks thinner with a tan. It's a given, right up
there with "Wear black - it's more slimming that white".
But since roasting for hours in the sun is dangerous (not to
mention time - consuming), the best way to deepen your
skin tone is to get on the sunless-tan bandwagon. Like
sunscreens, self-tanners are better than ever - and almost
goof-proof. After the first coat dries, apply extra tanner to
flabby spots. "You don't have to be precise. Just move your
hand in long, circular strokes. You're not trying for a stripe -
you want to create a subtle oval shape on the skin," says
Barshop. The result: an optical illusion that really flatters.
Best spots to "slim down"-- Use Barshop's technique down the
outside of your thighs, at your waist, and along your upper arms.
Best spots to play up is where you're most muscular or slender.
Accentuate those areas (like your shinbones) with extra tanner.
Also try it on indentations, like your cleavage and any visible abs.