Our Favorite Way to Treat Our Butts
Believe it or not, butt skincare is a thing. And frankly, it absolutely should be!
You sit on your butt all day, expose it to unsanitary conditions in public toilets, and cover it all day long in various materials. Don’t turn your back on it. Curved and soft, it’s an incredible part of the body. Haven’t shown your butt much love lately? It’s time for a change.
Just like any other part of your body, your booty needs TLC. Luckily, we’ve created some butt skincare tips to keep your booty looking fresh, fine, and beautiful.
THE BUTT SKINCARE BOOM
“Butt is the new face,” says Sylwia Wiesenberg, the founder of Bawdy Beauty. “It is an act of ultimate self-care. You do it for yourself, not for anyone else. Years ago, I remember saying to people that whatever goes on my face also goes on my butt, and they literally rolled their eyes. I didn’t make this up as my daily skincare routine covers both my upper and bottom cheeks!”
We share the same butt-loving philosophy!
For a long time, women slapped whatever moisturizer they could find on their bodies, focusing little attention on their peach cheeks. Now, people are focusing more and more on butt care as an entirely separate skincare routine. Maybe it has something to do with the rise in self-care and body acceptance. Either way, we like what we’re hearing!
THE BEST BUTT SKINCARE TIPS
Just like your face, chest, and back, your butt is prone to getting clogged pores, pimples, rashes, and discoloration.
“The fact that our clothing is constantly rubbing against the skin only makes matters worse. This friction can lead to dry, irritated, broken skin and bacterial skin infections,” explains dermatologist Dr. Rodney Ife.
Common butt skincare issues include folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, contact dermatitis, heat rashes, and fungal infections.
The good news is, you can ease and prevent these issues from plaguing your butt simply by giving your tush a little TLC. Let us show you how!
- Get Your Cheeks Baby Soft
Those red bumps on your bottom might not be acne. According to the pros, it could either be folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicle, or keratosis pilaris, abnormal keratinisation of the hair follicle.
Skincare expert Joshua Zeichner recommends salicylic acid to eliminate excess oil and dead skin on the butt and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.
“Since the buttocks is particularly prone to acne, because the pores are blocked all day long due to sitting, scrubs can be helpful,” says dermatologist Dr. Aanand Geria. “Be careful not to scrub more than once or twice a week, as this can cause irritation,” he warns.
Reach for Truly’s Blueberry Kush CBD Body Scrub to buff away dead skin cells and keep blemishes at bay. This formula contains blueberries, vegan collagen, and salicylic acid to help boost circulation, draw out impurities, and cancel out zits.
- Lotion Up Your Behind
The skin on your booty is just as prone to dryness as other areas on the body. Adding a butt-formulated moisturizer into your routine can soften the skin on your cheeks and prevent dryness.
Even if you have acne-prone skin, don’t stop moisturizing.
“Keeping your skin barrier in as good shape as possible with moisturizers is the best way to minimize the risk of developing folliculitis to begin with,” says Dr. Zeichner.
If you really want your butt to be smoother, brighter, and potentially look just as hot as your face, you can definitely try giving your booty just as much TLC as your face.
Truly’s Acai Your Boobies Bundle contains a boob butter, serum, and polish that works just as effectively on your butt. So if you already own this bundle, you can absolutely use it to take care of your behind. After starting with the polish, follow up with the serum followed by the butter to hydrate, plump, and soften your booty.
- A 15-Minute Butt Mask
“The most common problems for the buttocks area are acne and hyperpigmentation,” says Geria. That’s why it makes sense to target those skincare issues by applying a butt mask, just like you would apply a sheet mask to your face.
It doesn’t need to be a mask specifically designed for your butt. Provided that it’s made for the body, you can apply it to the butt. One for the face, on the other hand, would not be potent enough to yield results on the bottom.
“Anything you put on your body, face or butt should be clean and non-toxic,” says Wiesenberg. “It is important to look for active ingredients like citrus extracts, caffeine, goji berry, or aloe — and fruit acids are always great to support natural peeling.”
You could use Truly’s Buns of Glowry Glow & Tighten Butt Serum as a mask, as this contains aloe, apricot, orange flower, and vitamin E.
For an anti-acne formula, try Truly’s CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Mask. Made with CBD, salicylic acid, and vitamin A, this doubles up as a fantastic butt mask. It will leave your skin looking less congested and visibly clearer.
- Embrace Cellulite
Around 80 to 90 percent of women have cellulite. Regardless of your size, anyone can get cellulite. The bumpy, dimpled texture often appears on the thighs, hips, stomach, and buttocks. According to dermatologists, cellulite is caused by fat tissue squeezing through the supportive collagen fibers under the skin.
But it shouldn’t something to be embarrassed about. In fact, you should be embracing your cellulite instead of feeling ashamed of it. It’s a beautiful, totally natural thing.
And if you’re really unhappy with its appearance, there are many treatments to choose from, like topical retinoids and antioxidants that strengthen and thicken the skin.
You should also opt for creams containing caffeine to diminish fat and minimize the appearance of cellulite. It may take several weeks to kick in, but if you make it part of your daily skincare routine, you will see longer-lasting effects.
We recommend Truly’s Anti-Cellulite Bundle, made with retinol and vegan collagen, to smooth out fine lines and dimples.