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Going Backless? These Skincare Must-Dos Reveal Gorgeous, Glowing Skin

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Beach and BBQ weather is on the horizon (ditto wedding season!), and many of us are itching to wear our favorite sultry, summer outfits and swimwear and feel the sun on our shoulders. 

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

If you’re planning to show a little skin this summer, don’t forget to give some TLC to your back. Our backs can be easily overlooked in the everyday skincare circuit—but I argue that the back has the potential to be one of the most elegant and striking parts of the human body when displayed in gorgeous clothing and treated to the right skincare routine. Let’s talk about the latter.

Just like our faces, our backs may be vulnerable to breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and dullness, all of which may make that backless dress hanging in your closet a less-than-exciting prospect. But we can change that! A little consistent attention to the skin on your back can go a long way (and feel really good!). Here’s how to get a smooth, glowing back.

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Practice Healthy Shower Habits

If your back is prone to breakouts, be sure to carefully wash away any residue from hair conditioner in the shower. After you’ve rinsed the conditioner from your hair, pin your hair up with a claw clip (if you have long hair), and use soap and a cotton cloth to wash your back.

Moisturize with a Non-Comedogenic Lotion or Body Oil

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Keep skin supple and hydrated with a non-comedogenic body oil or lotion. Apply to skin while still damp for best results.

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

Pure argan oil locks in moisture, delivers antioxidants to skin, and won’t contribute to breakouts. 

Exfoliate Your Back Twice a Week

Use an exfoliating body wash with salicylic acid to keep back breakouts at bay. For best results, exfoliate twice a week (no need to over-do it!).

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Alba Botanica Natural Acne Dote Maximum Strength Face & Body Scrub

Combining chemical exfoliation (via willow bark extract) with physical exfoliation (microdermabrasion), this cult-favorite scrub helps reveal clear, smooth, even-toned skin with regular use.

Spot Treat Blemishes

Keep active blemishes to a minimum with a bit of spot treatment. Opt for a serum that doesn’t overly dehydrate skin or make skin more vulnerable to sun damage (avoid benzoyl peroxide). Apply your blemish treatment to freshly washed skin for best results.

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

MyChelle Clear Skin Spot Treatment 

Formulated with sulphur and zinc, this gentle anti-acne serum helps dry up active acne, unclog pores, and speed up skin’s recovery.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Exposing skin during daylight hours? Make sure you share some sunscreen with your back. Sun exposure can increase hyperpigmentation from breakouts or increase the appearance of freckles. Check out our 9 Favorite Mineral-Based Sunscreens.

Try Sunless Tanner

Sunless tanners have come a long way since they first became popular, and new, innovative formulas make them user-friendly and anything but orange-y (phew!). Just make sure you exfoliate prior to applying self-tanner (and wash your hands immediately after you’re done.) Glow on! 

Skincare Must-Dos To Sport A Gorgeous, Glowing Back This Summer

Eco Tan Invisible Self-Tanner

Made without synthetic dyes or bronzers, this formula won’t stain clothes or sheets. It’s also free of fragrance, GMOs, and animal ingredients. 

 

Do you do anything special for your back if you’re planning to go backless? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
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