perk up your bottom
, but that’s not the only thing you need to do for a gorgeous backside. We give you a few booty beauty tips for a smoother, acne-free bum. Follow these skincare, makeup and diet tricks to make your derriere look nothing short of stunning.
Kim K, you better watch your backside! ;)
1. Get Bump-Free
Prevent bumps, acne and clogged pores on your booty by using a gentle body scrub once or twice a week. If you’ve been ignoring your bottom while exfoliating, then now’s the time to start. Pick one that contains salicylic acid for super-smoothness, like L’Oreal Paris Go 360 Degree Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Scrub
. This is especially important if you are prone to a bit of acne on your behind. You can also apply a topical ointment like Clindac A
to treat those embarrassing spots.
2. Shower After You Sweat
You’re probably thinking that’s pretty obvious, but we’ve all lazed around in our sweaty clothes after a rigorous workout session or after a hot day in the sun. It’s a bad habit as staying in your sweaty clothes can lead to bacterial growth, so make it a point to shower as soon as you can, and use a loofah to give yourself a good scrubbing.
Also read: Smoother, Rounder, Firmer: Beauty Tips For Your Butt!
3. Curb Cellulite
Start dry-brushing your bum like your life depends on it to minimize those dreaded cellulite problems. Use a brush with bristles made out of natural fibre and scrub in circular motions on dry skin. The best time to do it is before a shower. Along with getting rid of dry skin, body brushing helps tighten skin, promotes cell renewal and increases blood circulation in the area. Check out the other ways you can bust cellulite
4. Deal With The Hair
A full Brazilian wax
involves taking care of bum fuzz as well (if you want it) - so you know what to expect when you book yourself in for one. If having your nether regions yanked isn’t something you really want to do, then you can take care of it yourself by trimming in the shower. Shaving may be a tempting idea, but trust us, it’s not the smartest decision. You really don’t want to end up with cuts and nicks in that area. Ouch!
Also read: How to Deal with Hair in Weird Places
5. Make Sure To Moisturize
Like the rest of your skin, even your booty needs some moisturizing to stay as smooth as a baby’s! Try and use an oil-free cream as you don’t want to break out into any embarrassing butt-acne, especially since bikini season is around the corner. You can’t go wrong with good old baby lotion
6. Fake A Rounder Bum
A little bit of makeup to hide stretch marks and sagging can help boost your confidence on your beach vacay this summer. All you need is some bronzer or a self-tanning spray or lotion to help make your booty look rounder. First, apply some base all over your bum to cover up stretch marks, bumps and bruises. Then, add your self-tanner along the crevices under your bum. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self-Tanning
is great for some butt-contouring.
Also read: What Jeans Should You Wear To Flatter Your Butt The Best?
7. Know Your Big Booty Foods
There are certain kinds of food that almost invariably add volume to your butt - nuts, peanut butter, brown rice, cottage cheese, or paneer
and most meats and proteins. Fuel up on these foods if you’ve always wanted a fuller, rounder derriere; and if you’ve been dealing with big-butt problems since forever, then you know what to cut down on.
8. Watch Out For Period Problems
It’s especially important to wash thoroughly during your period - after all, backflow happens! If pads cause irritation on the delicate skin of your bottom thanks to friction, then it may be a good idea to switch to tampons. Don’t be intimidated, we tell you why tampons are actually a great idea
9. Pick Your Panties Wisely
Sometimes it’s better to look beyond the style of your undies, the fabric makes a huge difference. Materials that do not trap sweat or cause too much friction help get you a smooth butt. You can never go wrong with cotton. You may want to switch to seamless panties to avoid the elastic/seam from digging into your skin, causing pressure marks and affecting your blood circulation. Also, It’s not a great idea to wear those thongs and G-strings too often as the “string” can cause irritation.
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