Any sneaky ways to get leaner legs for a late holiday?

Q: Is there anything you recommend for making heavy legs look and feel leaner and lighter, ahead of my late-summer beach holiday? A: I just tried a 40-minute treatment that gave me a real beach boost. Body Ballancer + The Signature at the Light Salon (thelight-salon.com) involves lying down wearing a pair of enormous space pantaloons (also called a ‘pressotherapy device’) that come up to your waist. An anonymous reader asked British beauty expert Inge van Lotringen for advice on achieving legs that look leaner and lighter (file image) These get switched on and start a wave-like, rhythmic pattern of inflation and deflation that gets your lymphatic system going, helping your legs and stomach rid themselves of stagnant fluids and toxins. It feels rather hilarious, relaxing and hypnotic at the same time. After a facial cleanse by your therapist, a panel of yellow and red LED lights is placed over your face. This treatment is famous for its anti-inflammatory, collagen-boosting and mood-enhancing benefits. Half of London’s beauty editors are addicted. You will come out feeling lighter in every sense. Sessions cost £75, with the recommended course of six priced at £375 (good value). F...

The ultimate guide to anti-ageing as our writers put the latest treatments to the test

Today, in the final part of our definitive guide to looking fabulous for life, is everything you need to know about anti-ageing your body Today, in the final part of our definitive guide to looking fabulous for life, is everything you need to know about anti-ageing your body.  From a toned tummy and perfect legs to reversing the tell-tale signs of time on your hands, our writers have put the latest treatments to the test. Here they reveal what really works . . .  First, warm oil is massaged into the skin from top to toe, then a salt scrub is applied. While the oily goodness seeps in, there’s a mini facial, a shower, then you are slathered in body cream. HOW IT FEELS: Pure indulgence. You can choose between the invigorating lime and ginger scrub, or the frangipani version — the scent of exotic holidays. I opt for the latter, and almost drift off during the massage combined with deep breathing exercises. Some body treatments leave you cold and clammy, but even the bits not being worked on are wrapped in blankets, so you stay toasty throughout. THE RESULTS: Seriously silky skin that looks and feels plumped and glowing for days. The divine fragrance lingers until I shower the follo...