There’s just no way around it — butt acne is a serious pain in the behind.
Struggling with angry, red blemishes on any part of your body is a blow to anyone’s confidence, and we speak from experience when we say we know what it’s like to hide behind a pair of jeans to keep the world from learning your embarrassing little secret.
And it’s even worse when it seems like no matter what you try, you just can’t seem to get rid of the butt acne that has been harshing your mellow for you can’t remember how long.
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As it turns out, butt acne isn’t really acne — it’s actually a rather common skin condition called folliculitis.
Unlike breakouts that occur on our face, butt acne breakouts are not caused because of clogged pores and are instead is due to hair follicles becoming clogged and infected by bacteria.
Yep — it’s just about as icky as it sounds — and it is also precisely why you’ve been trying and failing to rid your booty of breakouts.
Because these red, pus-filled follicles look a lot like pimples, it’s easy to get them confused with acne, and recognizing the difference is step one when it comes to kicking butt acne in the behind.
You’re not exfoliating properly
We know that when we say exfoliation, you’re likely thinking of harsh, gravel-like scrubs that can irritate already-inflamed skin, and can’t see how that’s going to help a single thing.
And it’s true — harsh scrubs and exfoliants are the last things that will help you get rid of butt acne. That doesn’t mean that you should ignore exfoliating altogether, however.
By gently exfoliating the affected area, you’re sloughing away dead skin and bacteria that clog hair follicles on your buttocks and the back of your thighs.
Getting rid of those nasties is an important first step, but it also prepares your skin for whatever butt acne treatment you’ve got in store for it, whether in or out of the shower, as it promotes the absorption of cleansers, serums, and moisturizers into the skin.
Oh, and it’s also a super quick shortcut to baby-soft skin, and ain’t nobody here to say no tothat.
You’re using facial cleansers to treat butt acne
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — butt acne is not acne! (Insert clapping emoji here).
And in the world of skincare, that can only mean one thing: youcannotuse the same products for facial acne on your bum.
To start, acne cleansers tend to be harsh in order to get the job done, and that’s something that the sensitive skin of your booty just can’t get behind.
Not to mention, acne treatments weren’t made to target folliculitis, and if you’ve been wasting your expensive facial cleansers on your bottom to no avail, now you know why.
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