Would You Try a Butt Mask? I Did… Here’s What You Need To Know

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Hello Sweet Friends:

Hands up if your skin care routine is a beautiful part of your self-care routine. Me too!

And I bet trying new things is always fun? 100% same.

When I heard that butt masks were a thing my reactions went like this: What?! Since when?! Let’s try it!

While there are booty sheet masks and other things on the market, I decided to make my own with clay. Because what’s good enough for my face must be good enough for my behind… right? Right???

Here’s what happened…

The Homemade Butt Mask Experiment

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Instagram told me to do it. And, while my second attempt went well… attempt number one was a bit of a disaster.

Picture this – I’ve got a booty covered in charcoal, chilling in my bathroom when… my sister calls. And, look, normally I wouldn’t answer the phone. But (butt!!!), without getting into specifics, this was a phone call I absolutely had to answer. Did I mention it was a video call?! Talk about bad timing.

Skip to me shimmying to my bedroom so I can lay down on my stomach and talk to her while the butt mask dried. No booties were flashed in the making on this blog post, don’t worry!

I learned 2 things that day…

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Number 1 – Don’t do a homemade butt mask when you’re anticipating an important call. There is a 99.9% chance that call will come when your pants are down. It’s simply the rules of the universe.

Number 2 – Maybe charcoal isn’t the best option… let’s just say that cleaning up the black dusts all over my bedsheets was not my idea of a good time. That stuff seems to flake off into teeny, tiny little black snowflakes the moment it dries! Black. Dust. Everywhere.

Mess and awkwardness aside, the results were awesome enough that I decided to try again.

But I went with bentonite clay instead. And the experience was much smoother (no phone calls, no sheets to clean). I’ll call that a win!

Speaking of Smoother

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My butt felt AMAZING. Baby soft! And that’s no coincidence…

This study showed that using clay face masks on the regular can lead to an increase in collagen fibers in the skin. Which can lead to stronger, smoother skin. And I can confidently say that you’re gorgeous posterior gets to enjoy the same gains. Why hello baby smooth peach!

Clay, in general, can help with your skin’s complexion. It may reduce acne-causing bacteria by creating a “water-poor” environment on your skin (bacteria is not a fan). And, since it’s super absorbent, clay masks are cleansing, cleaning up dirt, oil and dead skin cells. (source)

We’ve all experienced butt pimples. We will all experience butt pimples again. It looks like booty clay masks might help some in that department. Total win!

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Even better, you get all that with as little as 2 ingredients (clay and water – boom, you’re done!)

And, yes, normally I enjoy all this goodness on my face, but we’ve got skin head to toe, right? It was weird, silly and fun to flip this self-care activity over (literally) and give the skin on my buns a little extra love.

Want in? Here’s how you can do it…

How To Make a Homemade Butt Mask

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First and foremost, make sure you aren’t expecting an important call. I cannot stress this enough!

Choose your favourite base ingredient. I’ve tried Bentonite and Charcoal. Green clay or kaolin clay could work well too.

Mix 2 Tablespoons of clay with 2 Teaspoons or more of water and stir. You want a thick, mud like consistency. Everyone’s peach is a different size, so don’t hesitate to make more or less if you need to. Feel free to add essential oils like lavender if you’d like some aroma therapy too.

Spread that mixture on your gorgeous behind. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes while it dries. I recommend laying on your stomach and getting lost on TikTok.

Then remove with warm water and a face cloth and pat dry (a hot bath or shower is a nice way to wash the butt mask off too). And then moisturize! And take a minute to admire yourself, because daannnnggg you look good!

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Final Thoughts

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This was new, weird and fun. Poorly timed phone call aside, I think I’d be down for the occasional butt mask. Bonus points, this also gives you the opportunity to love and appreciate a part of your body you might not always be so kind to. Your body deserves kindness and love, head to toe.

Would you be down to give a booty mask a try? Any weird, random or new self-care activities you’d like me to try and talk about next? Share with me in the comments below.

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: Butt first, me time.

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26 Comments

  1. Reply

    Maryann Auger

    May 23, 2021

    I’m sorry to say I laughed so much at your first experience with a butt mask hahaha I’m so excited to try one for myself! Great article!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      I’m happy you laughed along with me gorgeous! Thank you! Love you bunches <3

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    Ivan Jose

    May 28, 2021

    To be honest, I’m chuckling a bit just by reading your article imagining what a butt mask is, But what the heck, it’s perfectly fine to strive to look attractive from all angles.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      I felt the same when I first heard of them! Haha But it was ultimately fun and I love a good skin care activity :). Thank you so much for reading Ivan

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    Leanne Wong

    May 28, 2021

    While this made me laugh, it also intrigued me. I’ve never heard of a butt mask before. I might be giving this a try.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      I hope you love it Leanne! Thank you so much 🙂

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    Kuntala

    May 28, 2021

    A: This is hilarious.
    B: I would absolutely try it. Why not? It sounds like it really worked.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Thank you so much Kuntala! I’m really glad you had a good laugh with me! And I hope so much that you enjoy it (and have a less awkward first try hahaha)

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    Ann

    May 28, 2021

    hahaha I loved reading this, I’m sorry to say I laughed so much at your first experience 😀

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      I’m so glad you laughed! Honestly, I’m still laughing about it too xD. Thank you Ann 🙂

  6. Reply

    Emily Fata

    May 28, 2021

    I’ve tried butt masks before and love them! I even exfoliate once a week with BushBalm’s exfoliator.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Isn’t it exfoliating so fun too? I love it so much! I’ll have to look into BushBalm! Thank you. I’m a huge fan of Koffee Beauty’s coffee scrub.

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    Natalie

    May 28, 2021

    I love masks and love using them on places like my face, back and butt!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Isn’t it so fun! Such a lovely way to spoil yourself ^^

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    Cam

    May 28, 2021

    I love the causal tone of this article, it totally made me chuckle. I’l have to try creating my own butt mask! It seems messy, but fun! But not when I’m expecting a call, haha!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Yes! No calls! That’s definitely rule number one for me now too lolol. Thank you so much for your kind words Cam! I’m really happy you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it <3

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    kidneyfornikki

    May 28, 2021

    I had never considered a butt mask before LOL. I will have to consider that. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Me neither! Hahaha But it was honestly so silly and fun. I hope you enjoy it too if you give it a go 🙂

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    Blair Villanueva

    May 29, 2021

    I never heard about butt mask, and there are only few people who sees my butt (myself, my husband, and my spa therapist for my waxing!). But I would love to try this as well for another pampering moments.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Heck yes! My booty doesn’t see a lot of eyes either, but it’s a nice you moment. I had a lot of fun (on my second try hahaha). Let me know what you think if you give it a go!

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    Dr. Elise Ho

    May 29, 2021

    Charcoal is such a mess. It has so many benefits but the clean up can be time consuming. The butt mask is interesting and something to consider.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      It really is! I usually hang around the bathroom sink when I use it on my face. Had I not been interrupted it probably would have turned out much better hahaha. Maybe I’ll give it another chance sometime. Thank you so much Dr. Elise 🙂

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    Lily

    June 1, 2021

    Yes I want to try a butt mask! Now I want to make it!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      Eeee yay! I hope you have a blast Lily 😀

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    Anosa - MyrabevLife

    June 3, 2021

    Since we are normally at home since the global pandemic happened. I would love to try such home made butt mask. Looks fun to use your home made butt mask!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 4, 2021

      I hope you have a blast! This has definitely been the result of my being stuck at home too. Let me know what you think Anosa 🙂

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