By Kim Peiffer
Jul 06, 2017 @ 11:00 am

How do beauty editors get ready to bare their skin for summer? Here’s a hint: they’ll try just about anything. It’s all about shedding that dull winter skin for a summer glow. So this year, they’ve left the work to the pros — and we caught it all on camera for our “We Tried It” video series, above. InStyle Executive Editor Kim Peiffer is on a mission to get silky smooth skin for summer, so she turned to celebrity facialist to the stars Joanna Vargas and her Manhattan spa to get a head-to-toe glow.

In the clip above, Peiffer experiences her first full body microdermabrasion treatment, which deeply exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells to reveal baby-soft arms and legs. The result? Velvety smooth skin just in time for bikini season.  

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Watch Peiffer in the mini clip above, then watch the full episode of We Tried It: Summer Beauty Treatments featuring Essence Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson’s Coolsculpting (a fat-reducing body treatment with Dr. Aviva Preminger) 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.