Backless Dress? We’ve Got You (Un) Covered

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Behati Prinsloo

Don’t let bacne ruin your party vibe. Whilst we might be donning the faux fur and wrapping up elsewhere, the holiday season calls for a new erogenous zone – namely the back. Afterall, there’s nothing chicer (or sexier) than revealing a bit of flesh in the form of a backless dress (Sienna is our total back-spiration). But whilst the odd party-pooping zit on your face is easy enough to cover up, on your back? Not so much (not to mention the amount concealer you’d end up using). Keep your back looking silky smooth and blemish free with our pick of the best back acne products (and bacials) out there.


Cowshed Back Cleanse, £60 for 45 mins

Feel blissed out whilst banishing blackheads with this back-perfecting treatment which includes a cleanse, steam, exfoliation and massage followed by a deep cleansing mask.

Back Acne Treatment at the Dr Terry Clinic, £180 for 90mins

Great for problem skin, this medical-grade back acne treatment incorporates peels, blue light therapy, extractions and a soothing mask to calm any redness (a course of six is recommended for optimum results).
The Perfect Peel, Prices from £450

Eradicate damage from all those summers spent lying on the beach with your nose in a magazine with this rejuvenating skin treatment for the back. The Perfect Peel is a medium depth peel specifically designed to minimize freckles and dark spots, but be warned, there's a 7 day downtime so make sure you plan it into your party schedule.

Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash, £19  

This bracing minty-fresh body wash harnesses the power of bamboo charcoal to help draw out pore cloggers, purify the skin and banish bacne.


Clarisonic Smart Profile Face and Body, £119  

Smart by name and smart by nature, this nifty sonic cleansing brush leaves loofahs in the dirt. Using ‘Smart Microchip-technology’, it automatically adjusts the power and timing for where on the face or body you use it.

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Supermodel Body’  £45

The make-up maestro (and BFF to the stars) applies her same principles of light and shade to body contouring with this firming body make-up that lends a subtle red-carpet radiance to the skin.

Korres Cleansing Gel

Korres Sage and Salicylic Acid Regulating Face and Body Cleansing Gel, £13 

Blackheads and spots your back bugbear? Go for a product containing salicylic acid like this deep-cleansing gel which will remove all traces of dirt, residue and oil without leaving skin feeling dry or tight.

Ameliorate Body Lotion

Ameliorate Skin Smoothing body Lotion, £27.50

You know those annoying bumps you get on the backs of your arms? 40% of the population know all about them too (the amount of people estimated to suffer from Keratosis Pilaris or ‘chicken skin’). We love this skin-smoothing body lotion which uses Alpha Hydroxy therapy to help re-texturise rough, bumpy skin.

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