I Do This Exfoliating Treatment Every Time I Want to Look Better Naked

This summer, here at Byrdie, we're pretty much over the usual conversation surrounding dieting. We don't want to lose weight to fit into some ideal dreamed up decades ago. We know the beach doesn't care what kind of bodies relax on top of its sand. And, as such, we're working on no longer worrying about how others view our stretch marks, cellulite, thighs, and boobs. Our bodies are our own, made up of limbs and flesh, just as much as strength and confidence. So while we care about how we feel (and still, admittedly, how we look), we're making sure our own personal opinion comes first.

In a new series, Clothing Optional, we're researching ways to look and feel like our best self that have nothing to do with dieting or working out and that have everything to do with products, treatments, and more. From in-office treatments to at-home wonders, we'll report on and test all the latest and greatest in the body space. To get the ball rolling, I tried Bliss Spa's Scrub & Color ($185), a 70-minute body treatment that includes a skin-smoothing scrub and painted-on faux-tan application.

FYI: These smoothing products also help you look better naked (and you can apply them in the comfort of your own home).