You’ve probably heard of Madonna’s luxury skincare line MDNA Skin by now. The fancy schmancy products that sell at Barney’s, includes everything from a $220 chrome clay mask to a rejuvenator set that cost $600 bucks. But these overpriced, completely-not-in-my-budget goodies are not what grasped my attention, it was learning that Madonna also applies face masks to her butt – just like I do.
“There isn’t one product that I don’t use on every part of my body,” she told reporters at an event launching the brand in NYC. “I’ll put the cream on my elbows, I’ve put the mask on my butt.”
Okay, before you give a hard eye roll or start to judge Madonna, let me just admit in her defense – that I totally apply face masks to my butt too and it’s really not as weird as it sounds. I was actually relieved to learn I wasn’t the only loca doing this.
The inspiration behind my booty pampering all happened after receiving a butt facial myself last fall. I tried it just to try it and took mental notes of what the aesthetician was doing. Aside from the micro-current technology, a lot of the steps that were done to achieve a smooth, baby-soft behind were totally doable. As in, you can totally do them yourself at home.
I start off by exfoliating my butt (along with the rest of my body) using a good body polish. I normally make my own body scrubs using raw cane sugar and olive oil but one of my girlfriends recently put me on to Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub ($46) which literally works miracles. It’s both a chemical and physical exfoliator so it really gets rid of that rough, dead, and flaky skin. Think microdermabrasion but for your butt.
After rubbing all that goodness on for at least a good minute, I rinse off in the shower and then pat dry my body with a towel. Then I apply a generous amount of face mask to my butt. But not just any face mask though – a clay mask is not going to work girl. That would just be a hot and uncomfortable mess.
I opt for a super hydrating and moisturizing face mask that’s going to leave my skin soft and supple. It sounds insane, but I buy face masks like it’s my job so I have quite the collection. The ultra-hydrating ones I reserve for the colder months and for my ass. These days I rotate between the Fresh Rose Face Mask ($62), the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask ($17) and when I’m feeling real extra – the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask ($80) because you only live once, right? But honestly you don’t even need to splurge like this. Any ultra-hydrating mask will do the trick.
I leave it on for 10-15 minutes and because I can’t exactly walk around naked with a mask on my butt – I have a roommate. Instead, I leave the mask on while I’m washing my face and brushing my teeth. By the time I’m done at least 10 minutes have passed. Then I hop back in the shower, rinse it off and shower as usual. I pat dry with a towel and immediately apply either coconut oil or vitamin E oil to my entire body, followed by a super hydrating body lotion to lock in all the moisture.
Again, I know this all sounds super extra – like Mariah Carey or Madonna kind of extra – but it really does keep my booty and the rest of my body soft and hydrated throughout the brutal winter months. And now that I know I’m not the only one that does this – thank you Madonna – I really don’t feel all that crazy about it.