Butt acne happens. We all get breakouts on the butt at some point. There’s no use pretending it doesn’t exist.
Yes, it’s kind of embarrassing. But the human body does weird things. (And if you’re interested in knowing why booty blemishes happen, it’s all explained here at Blessure Serum.
The good news is butt acne can be treated with Blessure Serum Skincare.
Why am I getting butt acne and pimples on my butt?
“Butt acne” is super common, but if you want to get technical (and we do), what you’re experiencing is likely folliculitis—not the same kind of acne you’d get on your face. “It’s an inflammation of the hair follicles. So how can you tell if what you’re dealing with is folliculitis or acne? That leads us to the next question…
What does folliculitis look like?
The reason folliculitis and acne are easily confused for each other is because they look very similar, but there are a few key differences. Acne is defined by having comedones, which are blackheads and whiteheads. On the buttocks, you see folliculitis, which has a hair in the center of a red pimple, and the white material associated with the bump is often dead skin and white blood cells. Yum. That said, there are instances where patients do get actual zits on their bums, which is why we urge people to see a derm so you can find out exactly what’s going on.
What causes “acne” (aka folliculitis) on your butt?
In short, anything that causes friction can cause these butt bumps. And if you feel like your butt acne is more prevalent when you have been going to the gym or if you sit a lot or when you are with the love of your life—exactly when you want to be showing off your bum—you’re not crazy. Wet clothes or sweaty workout leggings, are two main offenders that lead to folliculitis.
How do you get rid of pimples on your butt?
Dermatologist recommend cleansing with an acne wash that contains a high percentage of benzoyl peroxide or to use a natural product like Blessure Serum, to kill any bacteria on the skin that could lead to bacterial folliculitis. And while you may be tempted to exfoliate the hell out of your bumpy butt, leave the grainy physical scrubs alone and no picking. Instead, we recommend wiping the area with a gentle chemical exfoliator, like an glycolic or salicylic acid pad, or an exfoliating lotion, which helps keep dead skin cells from clogging your pores.
How do I stop getting spots on my butt?
We suggest switching to cotton underwear, which wicks away moisture better than nylon fabrics do. You should also wear moisture-wicking clothes whenever you work out. Take wet clothes off as soon as you get home.
If you can, shower right after the gym, you should.
If a pair of pants rub you the wrong way, stop wearing them until you get everything under control.
Don’t be embarrassed about butt acne. It’s a completely natural and normal thing that happens to our skin.
Most of the time, butt acne can be treated with Blessure Serum Skincare.
If your butt acne is severe, is causing you pain give your physician a call.