Everyone gets butt acne, which is isn’t really acne at all, but a combination of blocked hair follicles and mild bacterial infection, that can be caused by a variety of reasons. Nobody really wants to discuss this with anybody, except maybe a professional, but it’s an issue that can be addressed, and we’re here with some hopefully helpful solutions that might help you tackle this not-so-peachy problem, privately.
Sitting too much
Yes, there is such a thing, and this thing is a contributing factor in butt acne. If you’ve got a day job, it’s a little difficult to get work done while you’re walking around, but at least it’ll give you some incentive to stretch your legs around the office. Alternatively, you can look into unclogging your pores with something simple like Sephora Collection Exfoliating Face Wipes, which can help remove excess oils and dead skin to prevent the acne from forming.
Stewing in sweat
This one may not surprise you, as sweat also causes acne on other parts of the body, including face, neck and back. Be sure to change out of your sweaty clothes after hitting the gym, or if you have the time, practice showering with a gentle soap like Botanist's Botanical Bar after working out to help remove the sweat, oil, and dirt that accumulate on your skin.
If your skin type is dry, your booty may very well be dry and flaky as well, exacerbating breakouts down under. Look into an all over moisturiser like the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream to keep you super soft, and restore hydration to the area, to prevent further clogging of the pores.
Sounds a little strange when you talk about exfoliating your butt, but using a product like Neutrogena's Body Clear Body Scrub can really help with clearing out the clogged pores that cause butt acne in the first place. This formula contains salicylic acid, but it’s gentle enough to use every day.
Now this, came as a bit of a surprise to us. We had no idea that our fashion choices could directly affect butt acne at all. Tight clothing traps sweat and bacteria in the skin by preventing it from getting breathing room, so loosen up, and maybe grab some Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap to wash off all that grime and break down the dead skin cells that have been giving you grief.
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