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Butt Acne: A Big Problem
It is extremely embarrassing to have acne on your glutes, especially if you want to wear a bikini on the beach. It's time to start wearing those daring swimsuits because now you have the perfect cure for butt acne. Try these home remedies and watch this problem disappear. If one of these approaches does not work, feel free to try another one. After all, the most important point is that you have to find the right remedy which suits your skin and actually works.
Read on to know more about how you can banish acne from your bums and be ready for the summer.
Remedies for Butt Acne
Topical and Oral Medication
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Apply topical or oral lotion or ointment after you have taken a bath. The ointment in question should contain any one of the following acids:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Salicylic acid
- Alpha hydroxy acid
OTC brands that can work wonders for your bum (and your self-esteem) are Clearasil as well as Proactive. Try the lotion scientifically formulated for destroying the acne. Even toothpaste contains peroxide, so this can be used if you have no other lotion or ointment on you. Let the ointment harden before putting on your pants and inner wear, though, because these acids can cause clothes to become bleached. A product that is rich in Tretinoin can also be used to treat butt acne.
Another good option is to use antibiotic treatment in pill format. Check with your doctor as to which antibiotic is the right choice. Complete the pills dosage even if the pimples dry out before that. In case you are prescribed a complete dose, failure to follow this can cause the acne to return.
For large cyst type pimples that are painful, the steroid injection must be used. This can lower the size and the pain of a pimple in as little as one day.
Make sure your behind soaks up the sun. Try sunbathing on a beach or a private backyard for best results. The sun's rays help to dry up excessive oil. Make sure you apply a safe sunscreen before though. You don't want to end up with a sunburn!
Cream of Tartar works wonders
Drink water mixed with cream of tartar and flush out toxic material from your body which is causing the acne. If the taste cannot be withstood, opt for flavourful juice instead of water.
Crush up to 5 tablets of aspirins. Ensure that there is no coating on the external part of the pills. You need to combine this with some water and honey or yogurt for bleaching and smoothening the skin and making the paste thick enough to be applied. Apply a thin layer over the entire bum and allow the mask to thicken before washing it off.
Apply Lemon Juice/Apple Cider Vinegar
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar on the pimples. If there are open sores, these can cause pain. So be careful on that score. Leave the mixture on the pimples till it dries in about 25-30 minutes and then wash it off with cool water.
Use Natural Oil
Oils such as coconut and tea tree are rich in anti fungal and bacterial destroying properties. This can help to heal acne too. Topical applications of the oil will heal the skin of your butt and ensure that you have smooth, even toned texture.
Adopt a Good Skin Cleansing Routine
Wash your bums once a day and once in the night as well. Exfoliate the skin on your buttocks once in a week. Choose a noncomedogenic cream that will not clog the pores and a loofah. Remove the dead skin cells that impact your pimples. Choose soap with at least some percentage of acids like benzoyl peroxide for best results. Remove the excess oil and clear the acne using this method.
Use Proper Laundry Soap
Make sure you don't use laundry soap that creates an allergic reaction. Apart from bleaching and cleaning the clothes, it can also harm sensitive skin. Use these products to avoid allergic reactions which can exacerbate the acne.
Wear Clothes That Are Loose Fitting
Wear clothes that do not stick to you. This is because wearing tight clothes can cause sweat and result in acne. Choose cotton or some natural fiber for your inner wear because this makes sure that the skin can breathe.
Opt for nutrients such as vitamin A, C, E, B5 and Omega 3 fatty acids for best results.
Watch Your Water Intake
Another important point is to watch your diet. Eating sugary, fatty and fried foods in plenty can lead to high levels of blood sugar in the body. This generates more sebum which is the root cause of acne.
Putting on moisturizing body lotion can work wonders for your skin. The lactic acid content in these lotions helps to remove dead skin cells and removes the pimples.
Acne Fighting Body Wash
Stay on a hot and damp towel for 20 minutes or so before scrubbing away the acne dirt, and getting the smooth, clean skin. The steam in the towel opens up the pores so that the dirt particles forming the acne can be wiped off.
Another great method to have smooth skin is to shower regularly. The skin will remain clean, and pores will not get clogged.
Don't Stay In Sweaty Clothes
After working out, make sure you bathe and cleanse your skin. Staying in sweaty gym clothes can increase the chances of clogging the pores.
Another important point is to regularly moisturize the skin. Dryness can cause blemishes and acne which will leave your skin in tatters. So, make sure you develop excellent skin habits. Choose the gentle skincare products.
All in all, healthy skin in any part of your body is as much about proper moisturizing, exfoliation, diet and hydration as it is about cleanliness and hygiene. Work hard at it, and your skin will thank you for it, especially in the summer time when you don a bikini.