How to Get Rid of Butt Acne
These annoying pimples on your buttocks may look and feel like pimples but they’re actually a bit different than standard acne, typically found on the face as well as other areas of the body. A better more accurate name for butt acne is, “folliculitis”, which is the medical term for inflammation around a hair follicle.
#What causes Butt Acne?
The causes and triggers of folliculitis are quite different than for regular acne typically experienced on the face, which is typically related to genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalance.
The main cause of acne on the body more specifically, pimples on the butt, i.e. folliculitis is chronic friction on the skin. Often this can be the result of wearing tight, and/or sweaty clothing.
Individual folliculitis “pimples” are typically small, reddish bumps, which are frequently itchy or even painful. In more severe cases, folliculitis can develop into larger. cyst-like bumps.
#How to prevent Butt Acne?
The best way to avoid any type of acne is start with preventative measures. One of the most effective ways to prevent butt acne is to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing. Yes, it’s sad but true…the sacrifices we make for clear skin!
One of the worst offenders of folliculitis is jeans due to the coarse, tight-fitting fabric rubbing against your skin throughout the day. Sweaty exercise clothes can also cause folliculitis pimples to pop up on your behind. Make sure your clothes are fresh and clean and make sure you change out of sweaty sports clothes ASAP.
#What is the best treatment for Butt Acne?
In order to improve your butt acne (folliculitis) faster, it’s also a good idea to add a medical-grade acne treatment cream to your routine that includes either benzoyl peroxide (5%) or a salicylic acid (2%). Look for something that combines both medical grade ingredients and natural boosters to help improve efficacy, soothe the skin, and reduce irritation.
For example, Australian tea tree oil is great for treating folliculitis because it helps fight both bacteria and fungal infections. The combination of powerful anti-acne medications and these natural boosters is much more effective than the individual ingredients alone.
#What are the best natural remedies for butt acne?
Home remedies seem appealing, but unfortunately, these are usually less effective than medical grade acne medications. Having said that the combination of pharmaceutical grade ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide could be very beneficial for the treatment of bumps or butt and other areas on the body.
When you are looking for body treatment cream with natural plant-based ingredients look for creams that include Tea tree oil (potent antimicrobial and antifungal), Green tea extract (helps lighten pigmentation and boosts skin’s natural healing), Cucumber extract (enhances the natural protection layer and decreases sebum production) and Licorice extract that help prevent and fade after acne brown spots.