Whether you are hoping to wear a glamorous backless evening gown, or plan on spending the week in the sun in a bikini, a beautiful back is absolutely essential. All too often, the focus of skin care is placed on the face, and the back is largely ignored, so to ensure that your back is just as smooth and clear as your face, take a look at some of these great tips.

Thorough Cleansing
Unlike the easy access you have to your face, it can be difficult to cleanse certain parts of your back as they are hard to reach. A long bath brush, a loofah, or an abrasive sponge will help with this, exfoliating your back to leave it brighter and smoother, while increasing circulation to give it a healthy color.

Spots and Blemishes
Acne and other spots and blemishes are extremely common on the back, especially if your skin is oily and already prone to breakouts. Using an antibacterial soap will help with this, as it will soothe the skin while treating any spots and blemishes. While this is great for clearing spots in the long run, there are a few techniques you can use to cover up any spots if they have sprung up at the last minute. A liquid concealer is usually the best option, and can be easily dabbed onto spots and then blended in. Follow this up with a dusting of a loose transparent powder, as this will even out your skin tone and give your back a smoother overall appearance.

Dry Skin
If you experience dry skin on your back, you need to be moisturizing it much more. It can also be helpful to add a few drops of baby oil to your bath to soften and hydrate your skin, but be sure to remember to follow this up with a thick coating of moisturizer as soon as you are out of the water and while your skin is still slightly damp.

Woman wearing a backless gown

A Golden Glow
Having a tan on your back will always make you feel sexier, but tanning under the sun, or even a sunbed, is not something that is at all recommended due to the fact that these methods cause serious damage to the skin. Instead, self-tanners are a much healthier alternative, and can last for up to two weeks. There are many different self-tanners available, so choose the one that best suits your skin type. You may need someone’s help to apply it to your back, as this way you can ensure that it will not streak or stain.

Sun Protection
If you are baring your back during the day, then make sure that you do not forget about adequate sun protection. A broad spectrum sunscreen is vital, and needs to be re-applied at regular intervals throughout the day to ensure sufficient coverage.

Just like everywhere else on your body, your back needs your care and attention on a daily basis. From thorough cleansing to tackling dry skin, these tips will ensure that you will always be able to bare your back with pride.