It’s that time of year again! You know, where you’re thinking about getting that bikini on and strutting your stuff, whether it’s on a beach somewhere sunny, or into a makeshift paddling pool in the garden (note to self: those things are bloomin’ freezing). If you’re looking to firm up your behind before you get your swimsuit on – and trust us, you look just as smokin’ if you’re not – then we’ve got a real game-changer for you. Turns out there are ways to tone your butt that don’t involve squatting your legs off. You are defs ready for this jelly…

Body brushing

If you haven’t tried body brushing before, you’re seriously missing out. Dry brushing improves your lymph flow – a fluid containing white blood cells – which helps to rid the body of toxins, leaving skin looking more toned and reducing the appearance of cellulite. It’s easy-as-toast to do; simply swipe the dry brush swiftly in an upward motion over each buttock several times before you shower. Over time, your derriere will appear firmer and perkier. Now that’s a butt workout we can get on board with…

Spaa Superdrug Spaa Pebbles Wooden Massager Brush £5.99 Buy Now

Firming Lotion

When it comes to firming up your bum, Palmer's cocoa butter formula firming butter is a god-send. Jam-packed with shea butter, collagen and elastin, it tightens and tones skin for a truly bootylicious behind. It couldn’t be easier to use either – simply massage into your skin twice a day and voila! A bikini-ready butt with minimal effort. 

Palmer's Palmer's cocoa butter formula firming butter 315ml £3.45 Buy Now

Body Contouring

If you thought contouring was just for your face you were oh-so-mistaken. That’s right huns, contouring your booty is the perfect squat-free way to rival Queen Bey’s peachy behind. This isn’t a job for your bronzing powder though – you’re gonna need some long-wearing fake tan to make your defined bum completely beach-proof. Apply a small amount of tan along the curve of your bum cheeks and then gently blend with a buffing mitt.  

Solait Solait Tinted Bronzing Lotion Medium to Dark 200ml £3.29 Buy Now