They say summer bodies are made in the winter — but sometimes (er, most of the time) that doesn’t happen and bathing suit season sneaks up on us like a thief in the night. Beauty editors aren’t immune to this epic pursuit being summertime fine, which is why we’ve decided to call in some backup from the pros to help us get there.
Luckily for you we’ve captured a it all on camera in our new video series called “We Tried It” where we — the editors from ESSENCE, Instyle and People Style — test out all the most buzzed about beauty treatments and products.
In the first episode, “Summer Beauty Treatments,” ESSENCE’s Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson visits the office of Dr. Aviva Preminger in New York City to try out CoolSculpting, a non-invasive procedure that freezes fat cells in the body. Wilson decided to focus the treatment on her back fat or back rolls.
Watch Wilson in the mini clip above to see what happened. And make sure to check out the full episode of We Tried It: Summer Beauty Treatments featuring Instyle Executive Editor Kim Peiffer’s full-body microdermabrasion treatment (a process that removes dead skin cells with Joanna Vargas) and People Style and Beauty Director Andrea Laventhal’s Armpit Botox (which reduces sweating).
See more We Tried It: Summer Beauty Treatments, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Download the PEN app on your favorite device.