Surprising Causes of Butt Acne

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Acne can affect everyone, regardless of age, gender, or skin type. And as Julia Guerra of Elite Daily explains, acne can also affect everywhere, saying “No part of the body is safe from breakouts — not even your butt.” And even though breakouts on your backside may be preferable to face acne, chest acne, or back acne, acne in any form, in any place, still sucks. To help readers of Elite Daily who suffer from this embarrassing type of acne, Guerra interviews a leading NYC dermatologist and other skin care professionals to discover some of the surprising causes of Butt acne.

What is Butt Acne?

Folliculitis, the medical term for butt acne, results from bacteria surrounding hair follicles and typically presents as small red bumps. However, in “extreme cases, it’s a juicy, pus-filled sucker not unlike those that can pop up on your cheek or forehead,” adds Elite Daily. Unlike cystic acne that burrows deep within the pore creating painful zits, butt acne forms “on top of the surface” and are “more likely to be itchy or irritating than painful,” explains a skin care professional from Elite Daily.

What Causes Butt Acne?

Dry Skin is notorious for clogging pores and causing breakouts, and your backside is one area of your skin that is especially susceptible to drying out. If you hesitate to use your high end skin moisturizer on your backside, some simple shower time exfoliation may do the trick. As Elite Daily bluntly explains “you should be regularly scrubbing in between your cheeks with soap and water every day to prevent” the build up of dry skin that may be causing your butt acne.

Your Workout Routine, surprisingly, may also cause or exacerbate butt acne in several ways.

Certain exercise clothing may cause acne, especially apparel that is too tight. Certain materials can also effect acne, leading one Daily Elite skin care professional to recomend wearing “cotton workout apparel whenever possible, because you can wash this material in hot water (which kills bacteria more efficiently).”

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Bacteria is a comon cause of acne, but your clothes are not the only things to be concerned about when hitting the gym, as Elite Daily explains “your workout equipment might be dirty” too. According to an Elite Daily expert “[Butt acne is] often caused by unclean workout conditions, such as bicycle seats or gym equipment that is contaminated with staph bacteria coupled with perspiration. This allows the bacteria to transmit through the garment, especially lycra shorts, and infect your buttock skin.”

Sweat that cannot evaporate off of your skin is another cause of acne flare ups. The best way to keep your skin away from looming sweat is to shower or change your clothes. “If you really can’t (or just don’t want to) make it home in time for a quick shower or wardrobe change between appointments, you can still freshen up in other ways” says Elite Daily to introduce NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King of SKINNEY Medspa who tells readers “if you can’t shower, then use salicylic acid wipes. Benzoyl peroxide washes can also be helpful, as well as prescription topicals such as Aczone and retinoids.”

Read the  article “You Probably Had No Idea That These 5 Things Are Causing Your Butt Acne” from Elite Daily here.

Professional Acne Treatment

If your butt acne is not caused by dry skin or lounging in tight, sweat saturated clothing, you may consider professional acne treatment from your local NYC skin and laser spa. SKINNEY Medspa is the premier NYC acne treatment provider, offering a multifaceted treatment plan to treat chronic acne and diminish the appearance of acne scars. Call today for your free consultation and save up to 25% off your first acne treatment from SKINNEY Medspa.

Learn more about professional acne treatment. >>

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