When the weather starts to heat up, some people may get stressed over showing more skin especially if one’s prone to body breakouts or pimples on the butt.
And well, while it may sound embarrassing, just know that it’s completely normal and you’re far from alone.
How do you treat butt breakouts?
First and foremost, clean up the area. Washing regularly with benzoyl peroxide (like the Murad Clarifying Cleanser, which is formulated with salicylic acid and green tea to soothe, helps keep pesky bacteria at bay, decreasing your chances of developing a bacterial folliculitis.
However you’ll need to get your hands on an anti-fungal medication, as folliculitis caused by a fungus will not improve or clear up if you use an acne treatment.
What shouldn’t you do when treating pimples on your butt?
Physically exfoliating the inflamed area is a no-no. Please stop scrubbing, whether with a scrub or a loofah.
People often think they are doing themselves a favor by doing this because it makes their rear end feel key word smoother.
In reality, they are just worsening the inflammation, which could lead to potential scarring and hyperpigmentation.”
Your SoulCycle sweat sessions aren’t helping either. A sweaty environment and chronic rubbing due to cycling is a recipe for disaster.
After a workout, be sure to hop out of your drenched duds, wipe yourself off, and change into a more breathable outfit.
Waxing should also be avoided as it can lead to further obstruction of hair follicles, worsening of inflammation, and subsequent pigmentation.
Instead, consider investing in a more durable razor or consider another form of hair removal, like sugaring.
What can you do to ensure that you don’t get hyperpigmentation on your behind?
Once you stop scrubbing, you reduce the risk of developing dark spots. Hyperpigmentation can be avoided with less manipulation and more therapeutic treatment.
That being said, be sure to moisturize your backside with gentle cream exfoliators with lactic acid, or a urea-based cream.
How can you prevent a butt breakout?
If you’re prone to irritations, regular use of gentle exfoliators, such as salicylic acid or lactic acid, helps keep your skin surface smooth and avoids buildups.
In general, if you are prone to sweating, keep your tush clean and dry and if you do get folliculitis, don’t wait to get it treated.
If all else fails, speak with your dermatologist who can better find a treatment for your specific breakout concern.