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How to Hide Spider Veins, Stretch Marks, and More This Bikini Season

May 22 2013 - 7:24am

Don't let bruises, blisters, blue veins, and stretch marks keep you from baring your legs this Summer. You can don the shortest shorts, high-cut bikinis, and miniskirts with just a little bit of extra coverage (that is, if you choose, of course.) Read on to discover three ways to hide your tiny imperfections during the warmer months.

Problem: Stretch Marks
Solution: Self-Tanner
Giving yourself an allover bronze this Summer will distract from an uneven skin tone. To camouflage stretch marks, strategically apply a self-tanner like Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs [1] ($14) with a Q-tip on lighter marks.

Problem: Bruises
Solution: Body Cover-Up
Somehow, Summer seems to lend itself to more unidentified bumps and bruises. For excellent coverage, turn to body makeup, such as Dermablend Leg and Body Cover SPF 15 [2] ($28). This professional-grade product can even mask tattoos. Just apply over dark spots and top with the setting powder [3] ($24) for all-day coverage.

Problem: Spider Veins
Solution: Yellow Concealer
Minimize the appearance of blue-green lines caused by varicose and spider veins by using a yellow or orange waterproof concealer like Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector [4] ($5). Then apply a body foundation over the top to cover the problem spots. You can also help minimize the appearance of veins prior to slipping in a bikini by wearing support stockings on the airplane before your next vacation.


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