An annoying pimple that won’t go away is, well … a pesky situation. We’ve all been there. But breakouts on your butt? A true pain in the ass (pun intended).
Acne tends to join our company right before an anticipated vacation or an exciting date night, and just like that, we’re scrambling to either heal or conceal the blemish. Since acne can appear on more than just the face (hello, chestne and backne), today we wanted to highlight another area pimples can unexpectedly pop up. Enter buttne.
Buttne is caused by a variety of factors: the culprit could be a new body wash, sweat, or tight clothing. Yes, your favorite workout leggings or running shorts may be to blame. Essentially, buttne is the result of blocked pores; however, the irritation could also be from folliculitis, which is inflamed hair follicles.
Regardless of the reason, we’re here to share at-home solutions before summer officially starts. Keep reading for 10 hacks to help prevent and treat buttne.
Activewear is one of the items we all can’t live without. That being said, whether you are wearing them for lounging, working out, or as everyday clothes, make sure you are washing frequently as built-up sweat or moisture can be what’s causing your pores to clog. Try to wash after every two wears.
One way to achieve soft and bump-free skin is to gently exfoliate the area. The clean scrub helps remove dead skin cells that could be causing build-up. Add C & The Moon’s Malibu Made Body Scrub to your shower routine once a week for smoother and softer skin.
Polished Exfoliating Mittens
Zena Foster Beauty
Malibu Made Body Scrub
C & The Moon
Rollers aren’t just for your face. The ritual is beneficial for your whole body. Use this rose quartz roller to help reduce inflammation and fluid retention in the area, which is ideal for preventing and treating buttne. Bonus: it will also improve circulation, leaving your skin glowing. Be sure to keep your gorgeous tool clean by wiping the roller head with rubbing alcohol after each use and storing it in a clean, dry place.
Rose on Rose Body Roller
High Roller Face & Body Massager
Zena Foster Beauty
Sitting in one place for an extended period of time isn’t great for your overall health, and it isn’t helping with buttne. Try stretching or taking a daily walk, whether it’s on your lunch break, in the morning, or with a friend to get coffee or matcha.
Do your best to at least body shower after your workout to prevent pores from clogging, especially if you had a super sweaty fitness day. This also applies when you swim, as swimsuits and other wet clothing can irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Use this handy back scrubber with a gentle body wash or soap with zinc (which helps reduce acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties) to thoroughly cleanse your backside. Also, try bringing an extra set of clothes and a body towel to the gym so that you can take a quick rinse before leaving.
Sisal Brush & Back Scrubber Bundle
If you’ve got one that’s massive and painful (so sexy, we know), soothe the beast with a warm cloth and a few drops of tea tree oil, which can help kill bacteria and treat acne.
Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil
We sink our bodies into our bedding for 6-8 hours every night, and we can only imagine the kind of scum our oily bodies leave behind. Sorry to paint that image, but, ew. Wash sheets every 7-10 days, leaning toward the former if you’re super breakout prone.
If your cheeks are dry then you’ll unconsciously itch them and potentially spread germs and further irritate the skin. Try the Flores All Day Cream to make sure your butt is nourished all day. Keeping your skin moisturized will help hydrate the area and protect it from future breakouts.
Flores All Day Cream
Zippity DewDab to the rescue. Niaouli, rosemary, and blue tansy are just a few of our favorite pimple-fighting powerhouses, all under one cap in this robust blended spot treatment. Dab it on at the very first inkling of a blemish, and repeat on the spot till it’s gone.
Another skincare item that you can also apply to other areas of the body. We suggest this detoxifying one since green clay is amazing for pulling out toxins, and in this formula, we’ve got neem—a zit’s greatest nemesis. Or this one for an instant refresher thanks to creamy avocado butter (naturally moisturizes and protects), calming benefits of green tea extract (reduces redness and inflammation), and pomegranate, goji fruit, and coffee seed extracts to improve texture. Pro tip: keep it in the fridge for a cooling effect. It’s super gentle so you can use it daily.
Guac Star Mask
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