Acne anywhere on your body can be annoying especially when it is on your butt. Usually, acne can be found on the face. But sometimes you can experience butt acne which can be the most annoying problem for any woman. Here we are sharing some effective tips to get rid of butt acne. Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner said, “Butt acne is usually not true acne, but rather folliculitis, which is a mild infection of the hair follicle that leads to red bumps and pus pimples.”

Cause of butt acne

Clogged hair follicles and bacterial infections are the main cause of butt acne. Some hormonal components are also responsible for butt acne. Not changing undergarments daily and wearing tight-fitting clothes are some other reasons for butt acne. Certified dermatologist Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd said, “Hormonal changes (as seen with the menstrual cycle) can make the lining of the follicles more sticky and lead to clogged pores and pimples. Androgens are the hormones that are most likely to do this.”

Preventing butt acne

Your sweat can dry over your pores which can make your clothes wet and sweaty. It can trap dirt and dust. So, take a shower as soon as possible after the workout. Dermatologist Dr. Zeichner said, “Showering immediately after a workout can help remove sweat, oil, and dirt that accumulate on the skin’s surface.” So, taking a shower right after exercising is very important to prevent this health issue.

You can use antibacterial soap to kill bacteria. If your bum is sensitive enough to tolerate any antibacterial soap, you should consult with your healthcare provider who can suggest you any particular soap or cleansing component. It is also a good way to prevent butt acne is moisturizing daily with a good quality crème or lotion. Try to use any plant-based or organic lotion that can help the skin rebuild and readjust its microbiome.