Back acne and butt pimples are some of those things that none of those ever want to have to deal with. Talk about gross! However, since they’re a fact of life, let’s get rid of them.
First, a little bit about them. Acne on the back and buttocks is, unlike facial acne, is not hereditary. So, there’s no telling who may or may not get it.
If you have larger pores on your back (sebaceous glands), you’ll be more likely to get it than your smaller-pored friends and relatives. And, sadly, since the skin on our backs and backsides is thicker than on our faces, the acne there is more deep-set and harder to get rid of.
So, how to get rid of those butt pimples, back pimples, and other inconveniently-placed zits? It’s basically the same as on your face, but on a larger scale.
First, change your sheets. The body oils that accumulate on your sheets will creep back into pores and clog them up, creating acne. This goes for clothing, as well.
If you’re prone to body acne, it’s important to wash clothing that sits next to the skin after each wearing. Wear looser clothing (boxer shorts are great when you’re dealing with backside acne) to cut down on sweaty clothing rubbing against the acne and irritating or worsening it.
Shower daily, twice a day when you’ve sweat due to work or exercise. When you do shower, wash yourself thoroughly with an oil-free body cleanser. You can find some containing salicylic acid, which will help clear up the acne.
Wash gently with your hands or a soft cloth. Also consider a topical zit cream, ointment or gel, such as Revitol Spot Gel. Make sure any moisturizer you apply is non-comdedogenic, so it won’t contribute to the acne.
Lastly, check your laundry detergent and fabric softener. Some people are more sensitive to the detergents’ ingredients and may break out with what appears to be back acne and butt pimples due simple to this reaction.
In reality, this may be an allergic reaction. If this is the case, changing your detergent may help. If nothing gets better within a few weeks of trying these methods, consult with a dermatologist.