What is butt acne?
The most important thing you should know is that generally, breakouts on your butt are not actually acne. Butt acne is not actually acne. This is, in fact, most often caused by inflammation around the hair follicles, known as folliculitis, or an irritation secondary to chronic rubbing, wearing tight-fitting clothes, or even waxing.
An easy way to tell if it is folliculitis, which is actually an infection of the hair follicle, is how it feels, as well as its placement on the body. These bumps usually show small, shallow lumps that cause itching or pain. When irritated, they can develop into large, cyst-like groups.
How do you treat butt breakouts?
First and foremost, clean the area. Regular washing with benzoyl peroxide (like the Murad Clarifying Cleanser, which is designed to soak salicylic acid and green tea, helps maintain pesky bacteria at bay, your chances of developing bacterial folliculitis, However, is not always caused by bacteria alone; it can also be caused by fungi.
Another potentially easy fix for you. If you suspect fungal folliculitis, you can also try your dandruff shampoo as a liquid cleanser on the affected area. Apply, let it be absorbed by your skin, and then rinse. This requires sufficient contact time with the skin to be able to do its job.
What should you avoid while treating pimples on your butt?
Exfoliating the physically inflamed area is a no-no. Please stop scrubbing, whether with scrub or loofah. People often think that they are doing themselves a favor because it makes their back ends feel smoother. In fact, they are only worsening inflammation, which can lead to possible scarring and hyperpigmentation.
Your sweat sessions are also not helping. A sweaty environment and chronic rubbing due to cycling are a recipe for disaster. After a workout, make sure to get out of your wet couplets, wipe yourself, and change into a more breathable outfit.
Waxing should also be avoided as it can lead to blockage of hair follicles, worsening of inflammation, and subsequent pigmentation. Instead, consider investing in a more durable razor or consider another form of hair removal, such as applying sugar.
What can you do to ensure that you do not get hyperpigmentation behind you?
Once you stop rubbing, you decrease the risk of developing dark spots. Hyperpigmentation can be avoided with limited manipulation and more therapeutic treatment.
That being said, be sure to moisturize your back with gentle cream exfoliators such as amalactin, or urea-based creams such as PurSources 40 percent urea foot cream with lactic acid.
How can you prevent butt breakout?
If you are a victim of irritability, regular use of gentle exfoliators, such as salicylic acid or lactic acid, helps keep your skin surface smooth and avoid buildup. In general, if you are at risk of sweating, keep your tush clean and dry, and do not wait to be treated if you have folliculitis.
If all else fails, talk to your dermatologist who can find better treatment for your specific breakout anxiety.