Dermatologist explains how to avoid butt acne: details +2023

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All over the butt! Did you know butt acne is a thing?

If you’ve ever experienced goose bumps on your butt, fret not. It’s actually quite common as even Hollywood’s biggest celebrities are among them Cameron Diaz, fight the occasional eruption from behind. (Diaz joked about butt acne in a 2014 interview with E! News.)

Though normal, butt acne can be uncomfortable — but board-certified dermatologist dr Mona GoharaMD, has all the answers on how to fight it and what causes it.

“The most common reason is an inflamed hair follicle on your butt that turns red and swells up and looks like a pimple,” Gohara said Us weekly exclusively. “Another cause of buttne is keratosis pilaris, a very common skin condition that tends to look like tiny pimples or goosebumps.”

How can we tell what butt acne is and isn’t, you ask? said Gohara Us: “One way to see the difference between buttne and texture is to look closely at the bumps. If there are bumps that have turned red and swollen, they may be dull.”

She added: “If the inflamed bumps have a white head or are painful or itchy, this may be a butt. Buttne may not look the same for everyone.”

Gohara went on to explain that fashion choices can also contribute to the condition. “An inflamed hair follicle can be caused by sweat or tight clothing,” she explained. “Wearing tight-fitting clothing and underwear made from non-breathable materials like nylon or polyester can cause someone to get butt.”

However, if you don’t want to give up yoga pants and bodycon dresses, there are other ways to avoid the bumps. “Showering after a sweat is always good, as is switching to cotton underwear and cleansing and treating the skin,” Gohara said Us.

While there are hundreds of products to peruse, Gohara loves them KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub by First Aid Beauty. “I recommend using the scrub once or twice a week as it specifically treats keratosis pilaris,” she said.

The product is packed with Bisabolo, which soothes and soothes the skin, as well as Glycolic and Lactic Acids, which exfoliate the skin and help your dermis look more radiant.

The item can also be used to eliminate razor burn in the bikini area, Us weekly can confirm. (Thanks to Us later.) Selena Gomez is a fan of the brand and faithfully uses the line’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy for dark circles.

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