What is a butt mask and why should you use it?
Maintaining clear and hydrated skin often involves a consistent skincare routine. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing, you might throw the occasional mask into the equation to minimize the appearance of pores and add some glow to your skin. You may also use a weekly hair mask to keep your tresses smooth and shiny.
No matter the area you want to treat, there’s a mask for it. While face and hair masks are nothing new, butt masks are. If you haven’t tried one yet, you seriously have no idea what you’re missing out on.
From plumping to exfoliating, different butt masks do different things. What we can tell you is, any butt mask is better than none at all. So be sure to get in on the trend if you want to achieve a glowing, hydrated derriere.
Here’s everything you should know about butt masks.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A BUTT MASK?
Bum masks are much like face masks and hair masks. The only difference is that they target the southern area of your body.
Basically, butt masks exfoliate and replenish the skin with vitamins and antioxidants to keep your bottom feeling soft and looking perky.
On the market right now, you can choose from two main varieties – sheet masks and cream masks. There’s no better or worse option, it all depends on your personal preference really.
The tush is an often-overlooked body part when it comes to skincare routines. People typically neglect this area because it’s not as visible as, let’s say, your face or hair. But it still needs some TLC if you want to keep it looking its best.
Depending on the formula you choose, bum masks can be exfoliating, moisturizing, purifying, brightening, or detoxifying.
Truly’s Buns of Glowry Smoothing Butt Polish offers exfoliating and hydrating properties to soften, plump, and fade discoloration on your butt. Mix a small amount of the product with water and apply on your butt cheeks. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.
BENEFITS OF BUTT MASKS
They Can Treat Butt Breakouts
Butt acne is becoming a common issue these days. Luckily, you can treat it with a blemish-clearing butt mask.
“Buttock skin is no different than skin on other parts of the body, but it is put under stresses not experienced elsewhere,” explains Joshua Zeichner, MD a New York City dermatologist. “The skin in this area is continually exposed to sweat, creating an environment that allows for overgrowth of bacteria and fungi.” And of course, that environment is what leads to breakouts.
Zeichner adds, “Chaffing is common on buttock skin because of exercise and clothes rubbing. All of this explains why it’s common to develop pimples, dryness, and rashes, so it’s also important to apply moisturizers to buttock skin just as you would your arms and legs.”
Smother your butt cheeks with Truly’s CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Mask to keep your booty clear and calmed.
Plus, avoid sitting around in workout clothes which can both trigger and exacerbate butt pimples!
They Provide Hydration
The skin on your booty needs just as much hydration as the skin on the rest of your body. Applying a butt mask after showering locks in moisture and creates a barrier that keeps your backside feeling softer.
With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to beautify your booty than right now. Best of all, the choice in butt masks is growing all the time. Look for masks that contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen for intense hydration.
They Tone it
“The skin on your butt gets blemishes, ages, sags, and loses its elasticity and firmness as much as your face skin, so why not to take care of it?” says Sylwia Wiesenberg, founder of Bawdy Beauty.
Unfortunately, most of us overlook the skin on our booty. Yet if we just showed it a little more love, we could really get it looking and feeling even more gorgeous than it is now.
Get it looking perky again by applying a butt mask that boosts elasticity and plumpness. Try Truly’s Vegan Collagen Mask to resurface your booty and make room for a fresh layer of youthful skin. This formula contains vegan collagen, retinol, and vitamin C to improve overall texture and smoothness, and deliver brightening effects.
They Can Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite
Those dimples on your bum are entirely natural and normal. Still, if cellulite on your butt is playing with your confidence, we recommend investing in a mask that specifically targets cellulite.
“Cellulite usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas of the body,” says Jodie Wood, skin clinic manager at The Private Clinic.
She elaborates, “This is because the blood flow and circulation are normally more restricted in these areas; we sit down for the best part of the day – along with these areas being where most female bodies store fat.”
To tackle cellulite on your booty, cover the affected area in Truly’s Anti-Cellulite Mask. It’s made with bitter orange and retinol to visibly smooth, sculpt, and plump the skin on the hips, thighs, and butt.
DO YOU REALLY NEED A BUTT MASK?
You don’t need a butt mask. Just like you don’t need a body lotion.
But if it feels like your booty needs a little more attention, it’s definitely worth giving it some. While some products promise to instantly sculp your butt, don’t listen, they won’t. It is possible with regular use of butt skincare products to notice it getting more perky and sculpted – but instant results? Sorry!
For fast and dramatic results, you’ll need to book an in-office treatment.
“Treatments like this are best used by people with early signs of skin aging, as significant skin changes may require in-office procedures like lasers or injectables to give optimal results,” says Dr. Zeichner.
Not up for that? Combine weekly butt masks with daily squat sessions for a noticeably sculpted tush!