Derriere Acne help?
To usher in 2022 let’s not forget our derriere! Many, have sat countless hours in 2020 and 2021 and remote working culture has us plonked long hours… So, the breakout star wasn’t maskne but ta-da buttne!
The average American adult spends close to 6½ hours a day sitting and for teenagers it’s about 8 hours. Streaming, Gaming, Working and Physical Activity such as Spinning (Peloton) has us sitting more than we need to…
Some of us have encumbered our glutes with damning squats to make up for the lack of movement and others have left it breathless, bound with spanx or spinning tights and in all circumstances, we’ve left it sweaty stripped of much needed fresh air and care.
Why only pay attention to the derriere when surf season or summer weather beckons us?
Butt’ology 101… glutes are made of gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. It’s a mighty part of the body so let’s focus on the skin health of our derriere.
Acne and discoloration are real problems that afflict many…bottoms up to the lucky few. So, without fussing let’s get skincare straight – it’s simple – treat your hiney like you do your face.
❧ Butt Acne is different from face acne. 60% have folliculitis—a buildup of dead skin cells around the hair follicles that look like pimple bumps.
❧ Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria, can lead to folliculitis. In some cases butt acne is fungal.
❧ The skin in the folds of our buttocks, armpits, elbows, and backs of our knees all have a higher concentration of melanocytes — responsible for skin pigment.
Second, a troubled bum needs a
❧ A double cleanse.
❧ An occasional tea tree oil treatment or ACV wash.
❧ Mild scrub – Never over exfoliate it’ll for sure worsen folliculitis.
❧ A body wash with an ingredient like salicylic acid or lactic acid. This will decrease the chances of bacterial folliculitis. These ingredients can also lighten hyperpigmentation from previous breakouts.
❧ Lightweight moisturizer.
❧ Breathable PJs/sleep shorts.
❧ An occasional massage with your knuckles, a good self-pat for circulation (it’s legit).
❧ Salt water to help treat minor infections. A warm saltwater bath is an excellent way to soothe, and clear the skin naturally (keep soaks to no more than 15 mins).
Third, steer clear of (especially when treating folliculitis)
❧ Scrubbing too hard or too often.
❧ Popping clogged follicles.
❧ Wearing the same sweaty clothes after workout or reusing underwear.
❧ Chemicals, such as perfumes in laundry detergent or dryer sheets.
❧ Tight clothes “that trap dirt, sweat, dead skin cells, and bacteria”.
Countless articles have been written about butt facials but let’s get this straight – no one’s going to pay attention to your derriere like you will and results take time… so give it the attention it deserves.