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How To DIY A Butt Facial
OCT 2, 2020
I'm a sucker for an obscure beauty trend.
I've had my eye on the butt facial for quite some time, y'all. We give all of this tender, loving care to our face but what about the booty? Before shelling out $75-$150 for a spa treatment for my derriere I decided to try my hand at a DIY.
STEP ONE: SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB
You may have already heard me rave about NOTO Botanics The Wash, but on the chance you haven't, this is my favorite product on the site. I'm incredibly scent-motivated, and this multi-use wash for your face, body, hands, and hair smells incredible with notes of bergamot, black pepper, and cedarwood.
I was once a Dr. Bronner's devotee because I love anything that simplifies my routine. However, whenever I used Dr. Bronner's in my hair it felt like straw afterward. The Wash on the other hand is formulated with aloe vera juice and is hyper-hydrating. All that being said, you can use your normal cleanser to kickoff your DIY booty facial. I just really enjoy this product.
Dynamic duo for smooth, soft skin — on your face or your backside.
STEP TWO: EXFOLIATE
The key to a bright and smooth booty is exfoliating. I recommend using an exfoliating scrub all over your body at least once a week, but make sure to give your backside a little more attention. Sweating and sitting are a killer combo for clogged pores and rough skin which is decidedly not the business.
For my DIY butt facial, I used UpCircle's Citrus Blend Face Scrub. The face scrub has exfoliating particles that are finer in texture than the body scrub which I prefer for delicate skin. It's also formulated with upcycled Arabica coffee grounds paired with rosehip, sweet orange, and lemon verbena essential oils. I love a product that promotes cell regeneration while moisturizing.
With this step, it's important to take your time and do it in the shower (bc this scrub messy). Love on your booty and massage the exfoliating scrub into your skin in upward circular motions. This helps to remove dead skin cells, wake up blood vessels, and promote lymphatic drainage.
I used this time to quietly express gratitude for my body. I, like many people, and am very hard on myself but have been working really hard to love the skin I'm in. It's the only body I have and self-loathing is fucking exhausting.
STEP THREE: TONE
Do not skip this step, party people. Pat dry your skin try with a towel, and move on to toning. Toning your skin helps to balance the pH and remove any extra debris remaining from your cleanser and exfoliant.
Use as many small cotton rounds as you see fit (I used one for each cheek), douse it in the toner of your choice, and wipe in small upward motions making sure to get in the nooks and crannies of your butt cleavage.
When you're finished, discard the cotton rounds and do 10 air squats for good measure.
STEP FOUR: DETOX
This is the fun part.
Apply Freck's Foreclay kaolin clay mask to pull any remaining toxins on your backside. The unique combination of prickly pear seed oil and kelp extract fight any inflammation giving you bumping or uneven skin. It also helps for ridding your booty of incoming pesky-blemishes! You can use it as a spot treat for both your face and your butt. We love a multi-use product.
Lay down on your belly and read a mag for 15 to 20 minutes while the fan-favorite Foreclay works its magic. When the time is up, using a soft towel and warm water, wash off the mask.
Pro tip: Using warm water will help to open up your pores and prime your skin for the targeted serum we're gonna use before moisturizing.
STEP FIVE: TONE
Yes, you need to tone again. Follow the same steps as you did in step three to remove any remaining debris from your butt mask. Remember to get your booty cleavage too.
STEP SIX: TREAT
This step is optional, but if you have any specific issues you'd like to address like pimples, uneven tone or bumps — now's the time to apply a targeted serum.
I used Herbal Dynamics Vitamin C 25% Serum to promote a beautiful radiant booty and target the appearance of uneven tone. This product has a combination of antioxidant-rich extracts, such as green tea and gotu kola to improve skin texture. Make sure to let the serum air dry for at least 5 minutes before moving on to the next step. This allows the active ingredient to absorb into your skin to pack a more powerful punch (apply this to your daily skincare routine too).
STEP SEVEN: GLAZE
Last but certainly not least, we hydrate.
I love oils for moisturizing my body, because they feel luxurious and decadent while not being fluffed up with a bunch of other additives.
For my DIY butt facial, I opted for Herbal Dynamics Argan Kernel Oil. Daily use of this product on skin helps reduce signs of aging by boosting elasticity, hydrating, and brightening. We love a buoyant booty, and I'm going to start using this every day when I hop out of the shower.
My DIY booty facial left me with a luxuriously smooth and toned fanny, but in all seriousness, it felt sexy to give my booty some extra attention if only for myself. Now I can confidently walk into any socially distanced room knowing that I have the softest butt in the whole spot.
In honor of soft skin and cuffing season, we created a kit for you to DIY your very own derriere facial in the comfort of your home. The best part: you can use all of these products on your face or your booty. Enjoy soft skin and 15% savings when you shop the kit, cutie.