Hi everyone! Ever wonder why you get acne on your butt? They get very itchy and painful most of the time, right? But don’t worry cause’ here we offer you some remedies that can surely help you get rid of the acnes on your butt.
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But first of all, is your butt acne actually acne?
Red bumps are usually caused by folliculitis that appears on your butt. This is a condition that occurs when bacteria gets into your hair follicles. They can become really irritating but what causes them?
- Dry Skin
Your butt is easily prone to irritation because it has constant contact with clothing. This is why the skin on your butt is very sensitive to lack of moisturizing and pores on dry skin easily clog. When this happens, dirt and bacteria will build up. It will eventually lead to folliculitis.
- Tight Clothes
This is common during workouts sessions. Workout clothes are usually tight and aren’t breathable. From yoga pants to synthetic underwear, can trap the bacteria and sweat on your skin and will cause irritation.
Staying in your gym clothes keep your sweat against your skin allowing it to enter your pores and start skin problems.
So how do you get rid of them? Here are some of the treatments:
- Benzoyl Peroxide
This is a topical antiseptic that is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It can cause dry skin when overused. You can buy it as a body wash, lotion, cleanser or cream.
- Salicylic Acid
This substance is also used to treat mild to moderate acne and can also cause dry skin and skin irritation when overused. You can also buy it as creams, lotions, exfoliating pads and cleansers.
- Tea Tree Oil
This oil came from the leaves of the tea tree and it’s a common home remedy that treats acne. It is usually bought as ointments and even just oils.
- Lactic Acid
This substance is a Humectant. It increases the amount of water on your skin. You can buy it in a lotion.
This element has beneficial health properties. You can buy it in a lotion or cream.
A few of these lifestyle changes also help:
- Wash your butt daily with antibacterial soap.
- Try using your body wash with Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid.
- Always wear clean clothes when you go to the gym and immediately take a shower after
- Zinc creams like Calamine lotion can be very helpful.
- Don’t sit for too long to give your butt a breather.
- Do not use detergents that have harsh chemicals or fragrances. Instead, use hypo-allergenic ones that are more suitable for sensitive skin.
- Wear absorbent and loose-fitting clothing underwear whenever possible.
- Exfoliate regularly to get rid of the dirt and bacteria build-up on your butt.
- Stop using heavy lotions or oils that could clog the pores on your butt.
- Drink more water to flush toxins out of your body. This way, you have less chances of having acne.
- Whatever happens, do not pop them for this causes inflammation and infection on your skin.
Could there be any difference between acne and folliculitis?
Folliculitis is the inflammation of hair follicles. They usually look like small red bumps around the follicle. This is caused by the dead skin cells and bacteria that enter and get trapped in a follicle.
Thus, the bumps are formed. The opening of pores are mainly caused by shaving and the clogging may be caused by heavy lotion or creams that irritate the skin. Dry and irritated skin can often lead to folliculitis.
While acne, is an affliction on the skin that is usually caused by the sebum, it is an oily secretion in the pores. It often occurs on the chest, face, neck or back. Contrary to popular belief, greasy foods and chocolate do not contribute to acne. They are usually mistaken for hormonal imbalances.
What causes acne on butt?
Most of its causes are similar to folliculitis but acne on your butt can also indicate other health concern. Such as problems with your digestive system or hormonal imbalance which are results of sedentary lifestyle.
Allergies and other skin problems could also be the cause of your acne. Also, if you use products that have comedogenic ingredients (pore clogging) it will not be helpful. So be sure to read the labels of your products.
How do you get rid of acne on your butt?
Be reminded that you cannot pop your pimples out or it would cause inflammation. It could damage your skin further if you become reckless. Even though the acnes are irritating, you don’t need to lose a large sum of money for your treatments. Here are some home remedies that could help:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
You may have read about Apple Cider Vinegar a lot of times before and yes it is a very effective home remedy that treats acnes.
How does Apple Cider Vinegar work?
First of all, you need to understand that our skin is naturally acidic. It has an acid mantle that protects it from bacteria and other unwanted substances. Unfortunately, this acid mantle starts to dissolve because of the countless products that we apply on our skin.
So dirt starts forming and building up and then suddenly you’ll see ACNE. Apple Cider Vinegar can kill the bacteria, dirt build-up and it even dissolves the dead skin cells then restores your acid mantle to avoid further skin damage.
How do you apply it?
Keep in mind that you cannot directly apply ACV on your skin. You need to dilute it first.
How do you dilute ACV? Just add one part of ACV with three parts water then use a cotton ball to gently apply it on affected skin. Leave it on for five to twenty seconds then rinse it off. Do this twice a day.
Are there any disadvantages?
If you have sensitive skin, then you need to add more water because ACV can be harmful if used in high concentrations. It could further damage you skin instead of healing it. It is also important to know how much your skin can tolerate.
Apple Cider Vinegar also stinks like socks or feet. The cotton balls you’ve thrown in the trash may even cause a funky smell in the bathroom. If you really want to get rid of the smell then there is still a solution. You can apply tea after applying the diluted ACV or use your finger to apply it on your skin to prevent the developing smell in the bathroom.
- Honey and Cinnamon
Study has proved that Honey and Cinnamon can heal a number of skin conditions. Both have antimicrobial properties and using specific types of both will give the most benefits.
How does it treat acne?
Just like ACV, honey helps prevent more bacteria and dirt build-up on your skin. Honey also helps reduce inflammation and provide a moist environment for faster healing. Cinnamon has been used to treat respiratory, digestive and even gynecological conditions.
What kind of Honey and Cinnamon is the most beneficial?
Several researchers have suggested that Manuka honey is the best for medicinal use. It’s a variety that hasn’t been processed. While for cinnamon, this type is called Cinnamomum zeylanicum or commonly known as “true cinnamon”
How do you apply Honey and Cinnamon?
Honey and cinnamon is very easy to make and prepare simply mix three tablespoons of Manuka honey with one tablespoon of true cinnamon then microwave for 30 seconds. Make sure it’s not too hot then apply it on skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse it off with water.
Are there any disadvantages?
If you’re allergic to cinnamon or honey then do not apply this. Some appear fine when applying the mask but some may also be allergic to either ingredient. The symptoms are difficulty in swallowing, inflammation, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, and etc. If you observe any of these symptoms then immediately consult a doctor.
- Green Tea
Basically, green tea has been proven to be a health lifeline. Because of its antioxidants it is guaranteed to help get rid of acne.
How does it treat acne?
Green tea contains catechins which are anti-microbial and helps destroy the acne-causing bacteria. It also helps treat hormonal imbalances , which are common to teenagers, that can often lead to acne. Like Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea also protects your skin cells and keeps them healthy. It also helps heal scars and marks like honey and cinnamon.
How do you apply Green Tea?
The method is really simple. You just need to brew some Green Tea then spare two to three tablespoons. Let it cool down then pour it into a spray bottle. Wash with soap or facial cleanser then spray the green tea on affected skin and let it dry. After 3-5 minutes, rinse it off with water.
The Green Tea will act as a toner that removes excess dirt. It also prepares your skin for hydration. So far, Green tea is the most considerable option for treating acne but it takes a lot of patience to wait for the results. This treatment will be more effective if you also drink Green Tea on a regular basis.
Green Tea can also be mixed with other acne healing remedies like ACV, honey, tea tree oil and aloe vera.
How do you prevent acne from coming back?
Well, it’s simple. You just need to maintain all your health habits and take good care of your skin. Remember to exfoliate regularly. Do not wear tight clothes. Choose your facial products wisely and if you want to try the treatments that we suggested then please follow the methods.
So, you see? There are lots of ways to treat acne. Though they can be annoying, especially when they’re on your butt, they can be treated. Bid your acnes goodbye and have a nice day!