Bum, butt, derrière or posterior – whatever you choose to call yours it’s likely you’ve arrived here seeking advice on how to boost confidence in your behind. Short of taking up a military squatting regime, one easy way to smooth and hydrate your bottom is by embracing a targeted routine. Keep scrolling for in-depth advice and tips to start you on your journey to your peachiest bum ever…
How To Get A Smooth Bum?
As with the skin on the rest of your body, there is something satisfying about it feeling silky soft and smooth. The good news is skin on your bottom responds just as well to a rich cream or lotion as other areas. For something weighty and rich with a deep hit of hydration we love Susanne Kaufmann’s Body Butter that is packed with olive oil, honey and shea butter. For those short on time Aurelia Probiotic’s Firm & Revitalise Dry Body Oil allows you to cover large areas with speed as it dries almost instantly. When you have a little more time, try layering a lotion over an oil for maximum hydration.
How To Firm Your Bum?
When it comes to firming and toning your bum one hero ingredient to look out for is caffeine. Frank Body’s Original Coffee Body Scrub makes the most of caffeine’s firming qualities where it’s combined with antioxidant vitamin E and hydrating sweet almond oil to boost collagen production and nourish skin. Well known for its tightening abilities, Sol de Janiero’s bestselling Bum Bum Cream also contains caffeine rich guarana berry extract, which helps to stimulate circulation and re-energise skin.
How To Get Rid Of Spots On Your Bum?
Surprisingly common and nothing to be ashamed of, spots on your bottom are one of the most commonly searched questions related to your bum online. Just as with your face, breakouts on your bottom can be caused for a variety of reasons including dirt, sweat, bacterial build-up and also the blockage of hair follicles. If you’re currently suffering, treat your butt in the same way you would your face. Acids including salicylic are particularly effective at sloughing away dead cells and work well applied regularly in a body wash or shower gel like Clark’s Botanicals Skin Clearing Face And Body Wash.
If it looks more like acne than regular spots, benzoyl peroxide is effective though it’s worth consulting your doctor for advice first. If you’re a regular gym-goer make sure to change out of your kit as soon as possible to avoid lingering sweat and bacteria and as a general rule cotton underwear is usually best as it’s more breathable.
How To Get Rid Of Cellulite?
While it isn’t possible to banish cellulite completely, you can effectively reduce it’s appearance by practising lymphatic drainage massage, which stimulates the lymph system, boosts blood flow to your legs and bottom and helps to break down and transport toxins around the body, as well as supporting a healthy immune system. “Many of us focus on ways we can improve the tone of our bottoms through exercise, but not so many of us have thought about body care and massage as part of that self-care package until recently,” says Kate Shapland, founder of Legology.
The aim is to aid fluid movement around the body, and one of the most effective methods to do this is by using a body brush like Legology’s Lymph-Lite to sweep from the inside of your legs to the outside and in an upward motion over your hip towards your underarm. “Body brushing is such an underrated beauty tip: it works wonders because as well as promoting the lymph it brings oxygen-rich blood to the surface of the skin, which helps create tone and firmness,” says Kate. After body brushing apply Legology Air-Lite in upward strokes from your legs over your bum, as a powerful diuretic it works to discourage cellulite and encourage suppleness.
How To Smooth Stretch Marks?
Bottoms and thighs are two of the most common areas stretch marks appear as they tend to have higher fat deposits. For many people stretch marks fade away naturally over time until they are virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye, but for some they have a reddish, pink or purple hue. To help target stretch marks and crepiness Mio’s Skin Tight Body Serum combines exfoliating papaya enzymes, collagen boosting vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to plump out uneven texture. For those who prefer a lightweight oil, Kora Organics’ Noni Glow Body Oil is packed full of rosehip, sunflower seed oils and essential fatty acids to help smooth skin.