Fighting butt pimples sounds like an embarrassing, private battle… but you’re so not alone. It happens to the best of us. Butt acne (butt-ne) technically isn’t acne. It’s folliculitis, which is bumps formed by dead skin cells and bacteria in the hair follicles. It may be caused by infection from bacteria, yeast, or fungus. Yes, that’s gross. The bumps can be itchy and occasionally painful. Most of all, however, they’re unsightly. How do you improve the complexion of your rear end? Here are 14 ways that you can get rid of—and prevent—those dreaded pimples, along with the blemishes they leave behind on your behind.
#1: Sit on a hot, damp towel for 15 minutes before you shower. Wet a washcloth with warm—but not too hot—water. The warmth will be soothing and can help to open pores and draw out some of the bacteria and pus before you wash.
#2: Shower often. Unsurprisingly, cleanliness plays a pretty big role in keeping your tush acne-free. We women often don’t like the showers at the gym and instead drive home in our workout clothes to shower at home. But don’t linger too long in your workout clothes post-gym. Sweat and sweaty clothing contain bacteria. Shower as soon as possible after a sweaty session in the gym or the bedroom. Also, make sure you wash your hair first and body last so the dirty suds from your scalp don’t re-clog your bum follicles.
#3: Use Massk®’s Butt Cheek Cleanser with tea tree oil. This specially formulated cleanser is a must for getting rid of folliculitis because it dries up and sloughs off dead skin clogging the follicles. The deep-cleansing and detoxifying aloe-based wash is perfect for all skin types. Activated bamboo charcoal snaps up dead skin and oils like a magnet, leaving the complexion of the butt fresh and brighter. It also contains tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the narrow-leaved paperbark tree, which is native to Australia. It’s been used for many years to treat different skin infections and wounds. Studies have shown that it’s effective in killing bacteria and for treating acne. More about Massk®’s Butt Cheek Cleanser.
#4: Wash your gym clothes regularly. Throw your running shorts and yoga pants into the washing machine between each use so that you always wear clean clothes to the gym.
#5: Use a non-allergenic laundry soap to wash your clothes and bed sheets. Use such products whenever possible to avoid irritation or an allergic reaction that might be caused by your current detergent.
#6: Avoid fabric softeners. Some people’s skin can be irritated by the chemicals in fabric softeners. That’s why there are hypoallergenic versions of many laundry products. Dryer sheets may also be causing you issues because the fibers left on your underwear can irritate the skin.
#7: Get some sun on your buttocks. If you have a private backyard or a string bikini, let your buns soak up a little sun. The sun naturally helps dry up excess oil. Remember, though, that too much sun damages the skin.
#8: Wear loose clothing whenever possible. Tight clothing can cause skin irritation that leads to folliculitis or aggravates existing pimples. Wear baggy clothes, preferably made of breathable cotton, that won’t stick to your rear. And avoid friction-inducing clothing, such as tight jeans.
#9: Avoid sitting for too long. Chairs are the new cigarettes. If you have a desk job, try setting up your desk in a way that allows you to stand while working. And if you work at home, standing while working is a great opportunity to use Massk’s Butt Mask. More about Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask
#10: Use toilet paper that is free of fragrances and dyes. Chemically-treated toilet paper can cause chafing and rashes, and promote the growth of pimples.
#11 Use Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask. By supporting the natural exfoliation process of your skin with Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask®, you are clarifying plugged pores, facilitating the creation of new skin cells, and detoxifying a congested complexion. Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask has the added benefit of brightening age spots, sun spots and hyper-pigmentation. Ingredients include MSM and Vitamin C, which make the complexion look clearer and more radiant with each use. Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask also doubles as a gentle scrub. More about Massk®’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask..
#12: Drink more water. Water helps flush toxins out of your body and keeps your skin from drying out.
#13: Use Massk®’s Butt Cheek Lotion.While you may think that applying a moisturizing body lotion would be counterintuitive, it’s not. The skin on the butt is very sensitive to lack of moisturizing, and pores on dry skin easily clog. Since your bum is in constant contact with clothing, it is especially susceptible to irritation.This total body moisturizer, with firming and toning action has softening oils of grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond and shea butter that give it the performance of a cream. Natural olive-based squalane is highly effective in smoothing scaly skin. Extracts of gingko biloba and olive leaf, blended with white, green and red teas, offer a high level of polyphenol (anti-oxidant) properties, which function as free radical scavengers. And Massk®’s Butt Cheek Lotion is enriched with Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 (niacin), which are essential for skin repair at your derriere. More about Massk®’s Butt Cheek Lotion.
#14: Don’t be embarrassed to see a dermatologist. I know. There’s nothing weirder than having to lie on your stomach while a doctor examines your bare ass. Just remember, they’ve seen it all. And it’s better to have a doctor find your pimples than your lover. Your doctor might recommend having a food allergy test performed, or might prescribe antibiotics. So, if you feel your butt’s complexion isn’t improving, is getting worse, includes boils, or is painful, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a pro.