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With these simple beauty hacks, you too can rock a backless dress

Barely-there backs are adding a big dose of glam on the red carpet! Nail this trend by prepping your skin with these simple tricks .

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 05, 2016 16:18 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustan Times
Barely-there backs are adding a big dose of glam on the red carpet! Nail this trend by prepping your skin with these simple tricks .(Agencies)

Deep-diving cut-outs, barely-there strings and flesh-toned fabric covering your sexy back - if there’s one thing the red carpets have taught us, it is to bare your back with confidence .

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From that glam cocktail do to a priced date with your boo, plunging backs are the prefect way to ace sexy without looking over-the-top .

Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (AFP)

But, let’s face the truth. While we all love to pick up a daring cutout, we often hesitate. From skin that breaks out easily to pigmentation and unwanted hair, a lot of us would rather cover up than show off.

Well, with a few simple beauty hacks, you can prep up your skin and make it party-ready. Here’s how to tap into that confidence :

Alessandra Ambrosio arrives on the red carpet for the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles. (AFP)

The makeup trick

You don’t need to buy expensive products to get that flawless back. Your vanity case staples can do the trick. A lot of us battle stretch marks, scars and marks that we’d love to hide. Colour correction is the key to fix this.

“Hide scars and pigmentation by applying a concealer matching to your skin tone. Tap it on with your fingers for a natural finish. To camouflage the marks which are more prominent, rest upon spot-concealing. For this, first apply orange colour-corrector over the scar and blend it well. Then apply your regular concealer with a brush to hide them,” suggests beauty expert Ishika Taneja.

Kaley Cuoco put her killer abs on display in a sequined jumpsuit by Naeem Khan with a triangular midriff cutout and plunging V-neckline at the Grammys 2016. (AFP)

“You can also use body powders to enhance your skin tone. Bring them to rescue, if you’ve got oily skin. While those with dry-skin can depend upon tinted moisturizers as they are hydrating and can graciously infuse a velvety finish,” she adds.

To wax or not to wax?

A lot of us opt for waxing to get rid of body hair, but it can cause redness and breakouts. Therefore, a patch test is vital to find out how your back reacts to the kind of wax that is used.

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“Don’t go for waxing right before the event, as it can lead to rashes and redness. Moisturise your back and use buttermilk or milk to lighten discolouration. Also don’t bleaching the back too often as it could harm the skin. In case you have acne on your back, consult a dermatologist before getting any hair removal treatment done,” suggests dermatologist Meghna Gupta.

First Published: Mar 05, 2016 16:08 IST