Just ‘coz it’s out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. There is something so sensual about a flawlessly smooth back that it deserves as much love and attention as you give your front. We tell you some essential beauty tips for your back, for an exit that is more dramatic than your entrance. Get ready to get your sexy on - in a low-cut dress on your next big outing or a backless choli at a wedding function!
The back is such a neglected part of our body, especially when it comes to our beauty routine. It’s especially important to deeply exfoliate your back to get rid of dead skin cells, make room for extra smooth skin, and prevent embarrassing pimples on your back. Use a good body scrub like the Forest Essentials Body Polisher Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose as a back polish, and use a loofah to help reach all over your back. If you have acne on your back, use a mild acne cleanser to wash away impurities.
2. Post-Shower Steps
We never really think about moisturizing our back, do we? Well, it’s time to change that if you want baby soft skin there too. Use good old baby oil on your back (and all over your body) just before you step out of the shower for nourishment and softness. It’s important to dry your back with your towel and not leave your skin damp. Make it a habit to apply moisturizer all over your body post-shower, including your back, for enviably soft and smooth skin always.
3. The Magic Of A Massage
For a flawlessly glowing back, use massage oils to massage your back every other day for some extra TLC. Oils like almond, olive, lavender and jojoba are amazing for moisturizing, softening and giving you a gorgeous shine!
4. Time To Get Steamy
Hot water on your back helps open pores - this is great before exfoliating to really slough away the buildup of dead cells and grime for extra smoothness. You should also take steam for about 10-15 minutes, concentrating on your back. Apply essential oils first, steam, and then shower. The steam will make it easier to get rid of dirt, spots, and blackheads and make way for a clear, glowing back.
5. Work It Out
You may do all you can for amazing smoothness, but back fat or bra bulges can ruin a good look. The best exercises to get rid of back flab are swimming, yoga, cycling, pilates, push-ups and planks. Good posture and a balanced diet also make a world of a difference. Hello, sexy back!
6. Homemade Back-Packs
A pampering back treatment at any local spa can work wonders, but who can really do that often enough? Instead, you can try a good homemade pack or scrub once a week to help you get that hot back! All you need is a few common ingredients and 15 minutes to leave it on. Try any of these:
Mix honey and milk and add a few drops of any essential oil and rub it onto your back in a circular motion for instant softness.
Make an amazing body polish by mixing sea salt with baking soda for a flawless back.
A teaspoon of sugar added to milk, olive oil and glycerin is amazing to massage your back with.
Want to lighten the stubborn skin on your back or reverse a tan? Just rub some lemon juice on it regularly.
7. Fake It Until You Make It
Want to rock a backless outfit? Makeup for your back will help you fake gorgeously clear and radiant skin. How else do you think movie stars look so perfect in those red carpet appearances?! Some body foundation (MAC has an awesome one!) and some compact powder on top is all you need to flaunt a sexy back. Concealer is not a bad idea to cover up blemishes and marks, and a touch of bronzer can help give it that sun-kissed glow.