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How to Get Rid of Butt Acne or Folliculitis *Fast*
What Causes Butt Pimples? How to Get Rid of Butt Acne Fast, According to Experts
We know talking about acne can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. But it's seriously nothing to be ashamed about. Not only is butt acne way more common than you think, but there are also easy steps you can take to fix it. Body acne is way less openly discussed than acne on the face, but it's no less of an annoyance. Butt acne can be uncomfortable , and might prevent you from sporting that cute bathing suit come summertime. Not that it should— it's totally normal, and the chances are high that no one will ever notice but you. Still, if you're regularly getting pimples in the same area, you're probably wondering what's causing it and how to get rid of your butt acne.
Banish Butt Acne For Good With These 7 Easy Tricks
Talk about a literal pain in the you-know-what—butt acne is anything but cute and can seriously get in the way of your summertime activities. Buttne is usually caused by a combination of your hair follicles getting blocked and a bacterial infection. But most of the time, you can blame your booty bumps on blocked hair follicles, says Gary Goldenberg , MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Here are a few reasons you might end up with clogged hair follicles—and they can range from the gross to the "wait, seriously?
Wtf, universe — butt pimples?! Here is all the expert advice you need to know about dealing with pimples on your butt — according to dermatologists. Pimples happen when a pore gets clogged with oil, dead skin cells, or bacteria. But the bumps on your butt are actually folliculitis — AKA an inflamed or infected hair follicle. It sounds really gross, but it's actually completely normal.