How To Get Rid of Your Butt Acne
Many women struggle with having pimples on their buttock area. Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman explains that these small bumps are actually folliculitis.
“The bumps are formed by dead skin cells and bacteria in the hair follicles.”
Luckily for you, there are ways you can get rid of those annoying acne and have the perfectly smooth butt.
Here are the some ways you can easily get rid of your butt acne:
Unclog your pores with salicylic acid pads
Prevent the appearance of butt acne by unclogging your pores a few times a week. Use salicylic acid pads a few times a week.
Use a benzoyl peroxide body wash
Jaliman recommends you to use benzoyl peroxide body wash. This type of body wash will dry your butt acne, remove dead skin cells and unclog the follicles.
Use lotion that contains lactic acid
Next time you’re buying lotion, choose a lotion that contains lactic acid. Lactic acid will exfoliate the dead skin cells and will get rid of your acne.
Shower after a sweat session
“It’s best to shower right after a workout so you don’t sit around in clothing you’ve been sweating in that’s filled with bacteria,” explains Dr. Debra.
Get sun on your buttocks when possible
If you have a private backyard or a nude beach nearby, let your buns soak up a little sun on a warm day. The sun naturally helps dry up excess oil. Make sure you are using a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, though, to protect your skin from the UV radiation.
Make an aspirin mask to reduce inflammation
Crush up four or five aspirin pills. Make sure there is no coating on the outside of the pills. Combine with one tablespoon lukewarm water and either a dollop of honey or plain yogurt, depending on your preference.
Squeeze a natural acid on your pimples
Fresh lemon juice and apple cider vinegar diluted in water can be used to treat pimples. If your pimples have open sores, however, this can be painful. Leave on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse it off thoroughly with cool water and a gentle body wash.
Apply a natural oil
Tea tree and coconut oil are great antibacterial and antifungal oils that can be rubbed on the problem areas to help heal acne.
Rub an ice cube on large pimples to reduce inflammation
Though this won’t directly help heal your pimples, it will cause immediate relief from painful pimples. To make a homemade ice pack, wrap a handful of ice in a washcloth and apply it to the pimple or inflamed area for 15-20 minutes.
Wash your buttocks every morning and night
This will help wash away any dirt, debris, oil, and sebum that is causing you to break out below the belt line. Use a gentle soap or body wash. You can even look for one that’s formulated to take care of bodily acne.
Exfoliate the skin on your buttocks once a week
Use a gentle, non-comedogenic exfoliating cream and a loofah. The exfoliation will remove dead skin cells that may be clogging your pores.
Use a toilet paper free of fragrances or dyes
Treated toilet paper can cause chafing and promote the growth of pimples.
Drink plenty of water
Water does remarkable things for your skin. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to hydrate your body, inside and out.
Alter your diet
Certain sugary, fatty, and fried junk foods can cause an increase of insulin in the body, therefore forcing the body to produce more sebum, the cause of acne. Try to eat a low glycemic diet to combat this.