While we spend hours prepping our skin, taming our wild frizzy hair and perfecting our manicure, not many of us give the same attention to our derrière. If you run your hand along your backside and notice tiny painful bumps scarring the area, you are not the only one!
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Butt acne is a real thing, and one out of five people suffer from it. The pebbly lump you see is called "folliculitis" and these are formed by accumulated dead skin and bacteria in the hair follicles. Your posterior being the third hottest body part is prone to collect sweat and bacteria.
Rather than hiding the problem under many layers of clothing and being oblivious to its existence, it serves to address it, before it aggravates. There are two ways in which you can treat this problem - naturally or with over-the-counter products.
Over-the-counter products run the risk of allergy, not to mention, skin-darkening. In your best interest, we think it's wise you give natural ingredients a try first. Listed below are quick hacks to treat and prevent buttock pimples:
Magic of Coconut oil
From dry skin, chapped lips to flaky dandruff problems, there is nothing that the ever versatile coconut oil cannot treat. Butt acne is no different. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil can help treat acne. Simply dip a cotton ball in coconut oil and dab it on the infected area. Leave it on overnight and let the magic work.
Soak up the sun
Just like your facial skin, your derrière too can benefit with some vitamin C. The sun can soak up the excess oil, while killing the bacteria in the skin. Make sure to apply some sunscreen and also keep the exposure to bare minimal.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is known to remove dead skin cells and lighten scars while restoring the skin's PH balance. Dip a cotton pad in warm water, put a few drops of tea tree oil on it and rub it gently on the infected area. It will dry the acne right off.
Aspirin is not a natural ingredient but we are making an exception with this one. Crush four or five aspirins and mix it with a dollop of honey or yogurt. Apply the fine paste across the butt and leave it on until dry. Wash off the residue with warm water and you will be amazed with the results.
Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, lemon can come in handy when treating painful pimples on the buttocks. Squeeze lemon juice directly on the acne and wash it off after 30 minutes. Avoid using lemon in case you have open sores or the acne is beginning to fester, as it can be painful.
Ice cubes can be a saviour in disguise when treating inflamed acne. Though ice is not known to directly heal the wound, it will reduce the inflammation and redness. Wrap the ice in a clean, preferably cotton cloth and dab it on the infected area repeatedly for quick relief.
One way to make sure that acne does not show up again on the butt is by exfoliation. A scrub made up of coarse rice powder, yogurt and honey will not only intensely exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells and open pores, but also will be amazingly gentle on the skin, with zero side effects.
To prevent acne from recurring make sure you maintain a proper hygiene and also consume ample quantities of water.