How to Get Rid of Acne on Buttocks
Outbreaks of acne and pimples on buttocks typically start small, but before you know it, they've turned into large blemishes that have spread everywhere. And if you don't take preventative and active measures, these pimples can develop into extremely painful skin boils! Ouch, ouch, ouch!
7 Secrets of How to Get Rid of Acne On Buttocks...
1. Wear Breathable Bottom Wear!
The Chinese believe that outbreaks of acne on buttocks are caused by heat, while western medical experts believe there is usually a combination of reasons why they develop and spread.
Pimples on buttocks may be the result of allergies or skin sensitivity to fabrics, fluctuating hormone levels, medication side effects, poor nutrition, excessive amounts of stress, and more commonly, way to much time on your rear end.
Any way you look at it though, too much heat and friction on your bottom is a bad thing when you have butt acne! So wear soft, comfortable, well fitting clothes that will not irritate your backside! This will help to prevent your pimples on buttocks from getting worse, as well as help to minimize and remove the ones already there.
2. Cleanse The Skin on Your Hiney
Carefully Washing ALL your skin regularly with gentle skin cleansers is an effective natural remedy for acne on buttocks. Magnesium sulfate comes in a powder that can be mixed with a little water. Apply paste to blemishes as an antiseptic to kill bacteria and prevent further infection. Magnesium sulfate also dries out butt pimples so they clear up quickly. Add Epsom salts to a tub of very warm water and take nice long soak for similar results.
This may seem like an overly simple way to get rid of acne on your buttocks, but you'd be amazed at how much dead skin, sweat, and therefore bacteria accumulates on your butt when you sit down for more than an hour or so. Now, times that by 4, 6 or 8 hours -- get the picture?
3. Disinfect, Moisturize, and Heal
Treat your poor beleaguered backside with small to medium amounts of benzoyl peroxide if you want your pimples on buttocks to disappear quickly. Also, aloe vera gel and concentrated tea tree oil, applied at least every other day or so, is an effective moisturizing combination that will sooth and protect your skin while accelerating the healing process.
Other really effective natural remedies for pimples on buttocks include apple cider vinegar, oatmeal, lemon juice, essential oils of lavender and chamomile, egg whites and a sugar or baking soda scrub.
4. Get Away From Soda, Drink More H20
Drink plenty of H20 to help your body flush out the toxins and excess oil being produced by your skin. While there is no official water consumption recommendation, most experts tend to agree that drinking roughly 3, 20-ounce bottles throughout the day will ensure that your water intake is adequate. No beverage works better than pure, clean, fresh water to get rid of acne on buttocks!
Quick Tip: Natural fruit and vegetable juices are recommended, feel free to mix them with water if you can't stand the taste of "nothingness".
5. Take Supplements For Added Skin Nutrients
Vitamin and mineral supplements containing zinc, as well as vitamins A, B, B-complex, C, D, E and K will boost your body's natural healing abilities. Drinking lots of anti-microbial herbal and green tea with lemon juice will also help you get rid of pimples on buttocks by supporting healthy skin development. Any vitamins or minerals known to improve or bolster skin health are recommended. Such supplements are cheap and they can be taken daily with minimal bother. There's no reason not to.
6. If You Must Pop Your Painful Pimples, Then Do So The RIGHT Way
It's not unheard of for individuals to want to prematurely pop pimples in order to get rid of acne on buttocks. After all, you can only take so much pain before saying enough is enough, right?
While it's obvious that this action is not advised by skin experts, if you feel you must pop them yourself, then you can -- just make sure you do it correctly. Sterilize the area thoroughly with rubbing alcohol beforehand, and use sterilized extraction tools; needle, nail clipper, etc. After popping a pimple, re-sterilize with alcohol -- this WILL sting so prepare yourself!
Next, apply a triple antibiotic cream preparation. Don't use ointment, which will just block more pores and aggravate your acne on buttocks. Follow up with a little dab of tea tree oil, magnesium sulfate and/or aloe vera gel to dry up the blemish and promote rapid healing.
7. Visit a Dermatologist (When All Else Fails)
One of the last things you might want to consider doing -- some do this first actually -- is see an acne treatment expert, such as a dermatologist, who specializes in these sorts of skin problems. Usually, this is done as a last resort should the breakouts not diminish with the use of a few acne home remedies. Personally, I'd have to use a dozen or more remedies and get NO results whatsoever before I go this route -- but that's just me.
It's important to remember that this problem will, in all likelihood, NOT go away without treatment; be it natural or prescription. If you don't have any success treating acne and pimples on buttocks all on your own, you may NEED to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment before the problem becomes even worse.
And just so you know, there's no need for embarrassment, pimples on buttocks happen to a lot of acne sufferers. It's awkward, yes, but it's not like your telling the entire world -- just you and the doctor.