Whether you’re petite or plus-sized, the shape of your bottom isn’t always affected by your size. There are size 6 women with plenty of junk in the trunk, as well as size 20 women who wish they had a few more curves in the right places. There are, however, a few things you can do to affect the shape of your derriere and we’ve put together a few tips and tricks for you to try.
When it comes to using exercise to influence your shape, there are few better things to try than squats. This can be either plain ol’ body weight squats that you can do at home, increasing your volume by 10-20 each day, or weighted squats using a rack in the gym. Either way, squats are the perfect exercise to help you to lift and tone your bottom while adding muscle volume to the areas.
Dry brushing is a brilliant way to stimulate your circulation, and if you dry brush your bottom you can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, which is one of the most common complaints that women make about their rear end. Use the Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush upward sweeping motions to get everything flowing in the right direction every evening before you bathe or shower.
Massage is another way to help you to get a smoother bottom as regular stimulation will reduce areas of water retention, help to disperse cellulite and will also make you feel a whole lot better if you’ve been hitting the squats as we suggested about! Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil is the perfect oil to use for massaging your bum and will leave your skin hydrated and replenished.
Spend Less Time Sitting Down
It’s a fact that people who spend more time sitting down, because of sedentary jobs or an inactive lifestyle, will be more prone to bottoms without shape and fullness. Moving around more will help to keep your bottom from appearing flat and will also help to tone your legs, which will make the shape of your butt appear better too.
If you;ve had kids, you’ll know the value of doing those random pelvic floor exercises, even while you’re just standing around waiting for a bus and the same goes for your derriere – spend a few minutes, a few times a day, clenching and releasing your glutes. It’s a mini workout for your bottom and it will really make a difference to the overall shape and perkiness of your backside if you do it regularly.