For anyone who’s gone down the skin care rabbit hole, you’ve heard about sheet masks and their thirst-quenching, firming, and glow-inducing powers.

Packed with active, scientifically proven ingredients (though this depends on the brand), like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and vitamin C, these magical serumy sheets serve a real purpose in soothing our facial skin.

In fact, they’ve worked so well that companies have started to take this tech to create masks that indulge, comfort, and cool all the other square inches of your body.

Yes, we’re talking about sheet masks made specifically for your boobs, butt, and vagina.

But are these sheets-gone-south beauty masks safe or effective? We tapped the experts to find out.

Sheet masks for your boobs are the latest in ta-ta treatment. But according to dermatologists, incorporating your breasts into your beauty treatment isn’t as extra as it seems.

“The skin on our breasts can be dull and dry as we age, and the skin loses its elasticity,” says Dr. Deanne Robinson, MD, co-founder and president of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut and member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

“In most cases, the skin on our chest experiences lots of sun damage (especially the décolletage area) and is an area rich in sebaceous glands, which means it’s prone to acne and breakouts,” Robinson continues. For that reason, she says our boobs can benefit from a little extra love.

The first step in breast care is changing out of sweaty sports bras and washing and cleansing your chest skin in the shower.

Dr. Stacy Chimento, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and also a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, says both can help combat breast breakouts and the risk of fungal infections, which are common on the underbelly of the breast. The second step is optional: moisturizing the skin either with a cream or hydrating sheet mask.

Breast skin care tips

  • Change out of sweaty sports bras.
  • Dry any sweat from your underboob.
  • Wash your chest area with soap and water in the shower.
  • Consider a hydrating sheet mask.

There are a few types of breast masks on the market, but Kocostar’s breast mask is one of the most popular. It’s hydrating and features ingredients that are known to be nonirritating, like:

  • water
  • glycerin
  • agar
  • polyacrylic acid

Robinson’s advice? Be intentional about what you’re trying to treat, and use ingredients that help target specific issues. For instance, if your breast skin is dry, look for hydrating ingredients, such as:

  • water
  • hyaluronic acid
  • ceramides
  • vitamin B-5
  • glycerin

But if your skin is sagging, opt for a product with collagen and collagen precursors, like vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc.

And if you’re looking to heal sun damage, the best ingredients are:

  • aloe vera
  • green tea
  • fruit stem cells

But because skin on the breasts can be very sensitive to stronger topicals and get irritated, Robinson recommends checking for sensitivity by applying a bit of the product to a small area of your face. This is especially important for masks that go over your nipples, which are extra sensitive.

If after a few minutes anything burns, feels itchy, or turns red, it’s best not to proceed. Otherwise, happy masking.

Sheet masks for your butt are another seemingly ludicrous trend, but derms and docs aren’t discounting them entirely.

But do we really need to be masking the place where the sun don’t shine?

Well, according to Chimento and Dr. Constance Chen, MD, yes!

“I think that it is imperative to take care of all of the skin on your body, not just the areas that show!” Chimento says. “[This] is the same as the rest of the skin on your body, except it often undergoes more stress from sweat and friction from our clothes.”

Plus, the skin on our butt cheeks is particularly susceptible to issues like:

  • rashes
  • chafing
  • irritation
  • pimples

Thanks to our leggings and jeans, the skin down there doesn’t get to breathe. It also accumulates dirt and oils, Chen says.

All of this explains why people have been masking their rumpus.

Bawdy Beauty Butt Mask is a very popular mask for the bum. The brand offers four targeted options that are meant to hydrate, illuminate, retexturize, and brighten.

Chimento does caution against some of the marketing speak you may see on Instagram, though.

“Don’t use these expecting to get a fuller or more lifted butt. These masks are only meant to improve the texture and tone of the skin,” she says. “They are not meant to remove cellulite and stretch marks.”

Translation: If you want a baby-soft booty, butt masks may be worth a try. But be realistic about what they can and can’t do for your tush.

From pube softening oils and bikini line exfoliators to pH balancing sprays and buffing pads, there’s been an influx of products concocted for nether-region TLC. It was only a matter of time before sheet masks for your vaginal area became available.

“There’s definitely a market for them... but that doesn’t mean you need them or that they’re even safe,” says Dr. Maureen Whelihan, MD, FACOG, an OB-GYN at Elite GYN Care of the Palm Beaches in Florida.

In fact, unlike butt and boob masks, which are unnecessary but basically harmless, Whelihan says vulva sheet masks can lead to:

  • pH imbalance
  • irritation
  • yeast infection

Dr. Pari Ghodsi, MD, FACOG, echoes that your vagina and vulva don’t need to be detoxified or brightened — and there’s no science-backed research to say they need to be. Plus, the skin here is thinner and more sensitive than any other skin on your body.

Possible risks of using a vulva mask

  • pH imbalance
  • irritation
  • allergic reaction
  • yeast infection
  • bacterial vaginosis

“While the vulva may change over time due to age and hormone changes, that does not mean you need to adopt a skin care regimen for your vulva, nor does it mean that these masks have been proven to help delay or reverse these natural changes,” Ghodsi says. “These changes are natural and normal.”

Other ways to show your vagina some love, according to Whelihan

  • Wash with unscented soap and water.
  • If you shave, use a fresh razor every time.
  • Store your razor outside of the shower to prevent rust.
  • Wipe from front to back every time.
  • Don’t use potential irritants.
  • Wear cotton panties.
  • Pee after sex.

If you need some cooling relief after a bikini wax or shave, Whelihan suggests a warm compress or aloe vera. “The best thing you can do for your vagina is to stop using potential irritants like powders, wipes, and masks,” she notes.

Yep, when it comes to vagina care, less is more.

If you really want your butt and boobs to be as soft as can be, you can certainly try some K-beauty love there.

You can also try regular face masks on these areas. But the eye and lip cutouts could lead to some holes in your treatment.

Just skip the vagina masks and opt for soap and water instead.

And remember: We don’t need to be stressing about whether our areolas are hydrated enough, booties are plump enough, or vulvas are pale enough.

So, while some boob and butt masks may have a dermatologist’s approval for moisturizing your skin, Chimento says to avoid any products and brands with lofty and shame-inducing claims.

After all, face masks are supposed to be fun, not something you do out of body hate.


Gabrielle Kassel is a rugby-playing, mud-running, protein-smoothie-blending, meal-prepping, CrossFitting, New York-based wellness writer. She’s become a morning person, tried the Whole30 challenge, and eaten, drank, brushed with, scrubbed with, and bathed with charcoal — all in the name of journalism. In her free time, she can be found reading self-help books, bench-pressing, or practicing hygge. Follow her on Instagram.