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The First Lady shows sexiness can be subtle by making her shoulders the centre of attention with glowing, golden skin
 

25 NOVEMBER 2009

It’s easy to see sex appeal in obvious places, such as the cleavage. But as Michelle Obama has shown, subtlety is far more sensual, as she’s made her bare shoulders the centre of attention in a beautiful strapless dress.

And all it takes is a few beauty tricks…

1. To get that smoothness and glow, you need to exfoliate, but as skin is thin and unsupported by much fat around the upper chest, use a delicate product to avoid scratching the surface or causing redness.

Test your exfoliator on the back of your hand first and make sure the beads are smooth and act gently to remove dead skin cells. Use a body brush to reach your upper back, but again go gently to avoid scratching. And don’t forget under arms where pimpling often occurs.

Once dulling dead skin cells have been removed, moisturiser will help skin look plumper and less dry.

2. Before you go out, do dips on the side of the bath to help muscles look more 'pumped'.

Sit on the edge with your hands either side, your feet flat on the floor. Then let your bottom drop towards the floor – not all the way – supporting your body weight with your hands. Or try a few simple lifts, using a bag of sugar or two-litre bottle of water as weights.

3. Once you’ve slipped into your dress, apply an iridescent cream or powder to catch the light. We love Bourjois Delice De Poudre Highlighting Powder swept over skin with a big powder brush.

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