Blemishes are never fun, but they are particularly embarrassing and aggravating when they are on the buttocks. Fortunately, most butt acne can be attributed to a skin irritation, an overabundance of sebum in the pores and sweat. Thus, the most common causes of butt acne are fully under your control. Try these guidelines to get rid of your butt blemishes. In the event that the blemishes on your buttocks do not drop in intensity after a week or so of treatment, consult your dermatologist.

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Determine whether the blemishes are concentrated all over your buttocks, or whether they are primarily between your buttocks. If the latter holds, your blemishes probably are resulting from a bad reaction to underwear. You should switch to wearing underwear made of cotton that allows your skin to “breathe,” and avoid thongs and tight underwear.

Shower, particularly after exercise. When sweat collects on the surface of your buttocks, it can block your pores, causing butt acne.

Exfoliate your skin, at least every other day, to remove dead skin cells that can block your pores and cause acne. A washcloth is the cheapest and easiest way of exfoliating your skin. When exfoliating, apply a medium amount of pressure to your skin, but avoid scrubbing your skin to the point of redness, as this will further irritate acne.

Wash your skin, daily, with a salicylic acid cleanser that will combat acne.