Don’t forget your derrière!
By: Jacquetta Szathmari
Hindsight is so 2021….
In January we rang in the Nude Year with self-love, self-care, and self-acceptance, so by now you are hopefully feeling pretty comfortable with your naked bod. It’s still a good time, however, to reflect on an asset that often gets short shrift in skin care regimens: your booty.
Since the pandemic we have all been spending a lot more time seated. Just because your tukhus is usually out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. Time to give some love to that special body part that’s been supporting you all year.
Your butt deserves your attention!
Let’s start with skin care. The skin on your bottom is just as important as the skin on your face. It is prone to the same issues and responds to the same remedies, so it requires the same attention. Start with a visual inspection. Get out that hand mirror and stand in front of a full-length mirror with your back turned to it to get a good view. Don’t start obsessing about what you think your butt should look like, this is not a contest. This is about self-care.
Your bottom skin should look and feel healthy. Notice that no one has mentioned that the surface should be smooth and dimple-free, (you are not a baby, nor are you a piece of fruit!) You are looking for pimples or dry patches, not natural features such as stretch marks and cellulite.
Bum acne is a thing, so is dry skin. The acne can arise from the same culprit as sports crotch: too much moisture. A simple skincare routine, taking off those yoga pants as soon as you get off the mat, applying a clarifying mask, or a visit to your dermatologist can help you with the acne, but we’ve got something for dry skin that you will love.
Our Coco Shea Body Oil is perfect as a daily moisturizer for your derriere. Slather it on generously after bathing, (or better yet, since it also doubles as an intimate moisturizer, have a partner apply it to your cheeks and see where that takes you!) Crafted from raw organic coconut oil and organic shea butter it is easily absorbed and repairs dry skin on the spot. It also smells delicious. You can also give your bottom the royal treatment with one of our organic crystal infused body oils, but if things are going to get romantic back there, the coco shea oil is recommended.
Just to be clear, derrière massage isn’t just sensual, it is also therapeutic.
Legs feeling tight? Massage those glutes. The muscle group residing in your bottom is one of the largest in the body and it is integral to your health. Your gluteus maximus and her sister muscles provide stability, chase away lower back and leg pain and help maintain proper posture. You really know it when your glutes are tight because every move you make takes extra effort. If you have a tight tush, a vigorous massage and some assisted stretching can help you improve your range of motion, increase circulation and stabilize the whole muscle group. Why not multi-task and turn that work-out into some very effective foreplay! Feel free to get out that foam roller, exercise mat, and throw on a saucy workout ensemble for the win. Turn that sexy training session into pure magic with our golden Glam Oil. It nourishes the skin and makes you sparkle and shine like a 90s Mariah Carey video! Glam Oil is for the whole body but consider putting a little extra on your tush to give it that special glow.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jacquetta Szathmari is a New York based writer and the founder of Dernier Mile, a boutique consultancy providing last minute and last mile solutions for your content-intensive, logistically complex, and totally unique creative projects.
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