No, we’re not joking. You can actually improve your bottom’s appearance with a fanny facial. And, why not? There’s no reason you shouldn’t be proud of your skin, from head to toe—including your rear. Learn how to tone your tush with a fanny facial.
While fancy spas increasingly offer the fanny facial as a service, you can easily spruce up your tush in the privacy of your own home without busting your budget. We’re sharing the steps below, including links to a few DIY skincare recipes that will leave your skin soft and supple.
As with all skincare routines, always test products and techniques on a small patch of skin to ensure you don’t have an allergic or sensitive reaction. For example, you may find your skin doesn’t react well to both a brush and scrub on the same night.
1. Cleanse the skin.
Take a shower to properly clean and prep the skin. If you have acne on your fanny, it’s okay to use a benzoyl peroxide body wash, which will reduce inflammation and unclog pores. Always follow the instructions on the package.
2. Scrub the skin.
Get the skin on your fanny in shape with a scrub that nourishes. Depending on the ingredients, a scrub might eliminate bacteria, exfoliate, and moisturize. We love DIY beauty scrubs, like DIY Coffee Scrub for Fading Stretch Marks or DIY Citrus Body Scrub—perfect for a fanny facial.
3. Brush the skin.
Dry brushing is an old-school beauty technique designed to boost circulation within the skin and encourage the release of toxins. Dry brushing may also reduce the appearance of cellulite and help soften skin so it’s supple. Learn more in Dry Brushing: The Secret to Beautiful Skin.
4. Moisturize the skin.
Chances are good you wouldn’t neglect to use a moisturizer on your face—that same nourishing power can boost your fanny facial too. Use a body lotion free from parabens, a common class of skincare ingredient that may be linked to the development of skin cancer.
5. Tone it up.
Food is an essential component in how good—or how dull–the skin looks. Healthy, clean-eating foods, which are not heavily processed, contain good-for-you fats and vitamins, like C and A, needed to nourish skin, the body’s largest organ. Get the Good Skin Grocery List and 5 Beautiful Skin Recipes to Beat the Effects of Processed Foods.