Butt acne is not just unhygienic but painful as hell. Stay away from it by following these tips recommended by a dermatologist.
Butt acne is normal, but can sometimes get annoyingly painful! In fact, if this breakout on your butt aggravates, then it causes issues even when you walk or sit. It’s pretty similar to the breakouts on your face, and once again, oily skin is the biggest culprit in this case as well!
What else should you know about butt pimples? We have a top dermatologist Dr Rinky Kapoor from The Esthetic Clinics who will reveal its causes, danger, precautions, and some hacks that you can use to treat butt acne.
So, what’s butt acne?
Dr Kapoor reveals that butt acne appears in the form of red bumps on the skin. “It might sound surprising but those who have been suffering from butt acne must know that it requires patience and care to get rid of these bumps on the skin, without leaving behind a scar or hyperpigmentation”, she says.
Causes of butt acne
According to Dr Kapoor, butt acne or zits on the butt, especially on the lower portion, is caused because of these reasons:
1. Blocked pores
People who are prone to acne on other parts of their bodies can get it on their butts too. It is largely caused due to hormonal imbalance and increased oil secretion.
2. Irritation and blockage of hair follicles or folliculitis
This is caused because of friction between tight clothing or clothing made from unbreathable fabric and skin. This causes the skin to sweat and break the protective barrier.
“The staph bacteria gets a chance to enter the skin resulting in infection. The clogged hair follicles are filled with pus”, says Dr Kapoor.
3. Sweating and chafing
“This happens especially when you do a heavy physical workout or gym routine. The clothes rub against your skin, and cause infections in the hair follicles and irritate them”, she explains.
4. Keratosis Pilaris
These fine red bumps are not itchy or painful. They are caused because keratin protein blocks the hair follicles!
5. Contact dermatitis
This is mainly caused due to allergies caused by chemical substances.
“If not treated in time, butt acne can develop into carbuncles (painful boils on the skin) and cause scarring”, she cautions.
Here are some precautions that can help you avoid butt acne
With a little care of your overall health, you can avoid butt acne altogether. All you need to do is:
Dr Kapoor also recommends some simple home hacks that can help you deal with butt acne
But ladies, if none of these remedies works out for you, then you must visit a dermatologist for help.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.