The Ultimate Guide To Getting Rid Of Butt Acne Fast

No matter where it forms on your body, acne can be very uncomfortable. Butt acne, also known as folliculitis, is slightly different from facial acne in its causes, prevention, and treatment. In case
you didn’t know, butt acne is a mild infection of the hair follicle that leads to red bumps and pus pimples. There are different types of butt acne conditions, including clogged pores, Folliculitis, Keratosis Pilaris, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and these conditions have different causes and treatment requirements.

In other words, to get rid of your butt acne,you must know what you’re working with first. One major cause of butt acne is the overproduction of oil, like all acne everywhere else. Stress, hormones, genetics and even your favourite food can send your oil glands into overdrive, which then causes your pores to get bigger. Once the pore expands, bacteria settles in, creates inflammation, clogs the pore and before you know it, butt acne starts to form.

No matter the condition of your butt acne, you can manage it through a mix of products and a
few lifestyle changes;. However, some butt acne conditions are severe, like HS and Hormonal Acne;
these conditions require a doctor’s intervention.

Below are seven ultimate guides to getting rid of butt acne fast.

(1) Wash Regularly

The very first and best way to prevent butt acne is to bathe regularly with high-quality antibacterial soap. Washing your skin once in the morning and once in the evening reduces pimples by clearing away dirt and bacteria buildup from sweat.

(2) Wear Light, Dry Fabrics to Reduce Irritation

Wearing non-breathable fabrics like nylon and polyester form a barrier around your skin and traps sweat and bacteria against your butt. Apart from the fact that the barrier pushes bacteria into our pores, the mixture of sweat and friction can lead to folliculitis, causing inflammation, acne-inducing clogged pores, and so on.

(3) Treat Folliculitis With Laser Hair Removal

Since Folliculitis is caused by inflammation of the hair follicle, it can be treated and prevented
through laser hair removal. Destroying the root of the hair follicle is the key with folliculitis, because folliculitis-causing bacteria enter the body from a pore, tracking down your hair follicle. When you destroy the hair, the follicle’s opening tightens, making it difficult for bacteria to get inside and causing inflammation. Even though laser hair removal is not a full-stop solution for folliculitis, it remains a perfect `tool for preventing bumps in the future.

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(4) Avoid Using Too Many Active Ingredients

Butt bumps cause so much pain, inflammation and itchiness, which makes many people think
scrubbing and burning their bumps away is the solution. The truth is making use of too many chemicals will do nothing but exacerbate and inflame the condition. The key to treating butt acne or any butt bump is to start slow and gentle, even if you do not want to.

On days when you are using high-strength chemicals, make sure you always follow with a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser. Never use intense acne wash or even a high-strength acne pad
daily. Try to space out your active ingredients and use just one per day.

(5) Change up Your Laundry Products

Laundry detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets can leave irritating residue on your skin,
aggravating butt acne or bumps. If you start noticing acne or bumps on your butt, switch to
laundry products that don’t contain any fragrance whatsoever and try to rewash your sheets and
clothes, then see if your skin starts to calm down after a few weeks.

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(6) Apply A Warm Compress

Warm moisture can soothe irritation and help release pus from whiteheads. To achieve this, press a warm washcloth to your bottom or try to sit on one for 15 minutes at a time at least three times a day. Try dipping your washcloth in a saltwater solution for a more effective result. You can make one by adding ½ teaspoon of salt per 1 cup of water. Soaking in a warm bath or a saltwater sitz bath can be helpful too.

(7) Treat Butt Acne With Prescription Antibiotics

Suppose you’ve tried everything (all the tips and lifestyle adjustments) for at least six consistent weeks, and there is still no positive result. In that case, it will be advisable to make an appointment with a dermatologist to talk about medications to calm inflammation and reduce bacteria that
can lead to folliculitis and butt acne. Make sure you use the antibiotic or serum you are being prescribed as instructed.

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