"Butt acne," also called folliculitis, is very common, but the bumps aren't always the same as acne on your face.

Oil overproduction causes acne. Hormones, stress, genetics, and food trigger oil glands. These four triggers cause the oil glands to grow, which enlarges the oil channel.

Once a pore is open, skin germs might plug it. Because you're sitting on your butt, pores can easily become clogged. When a pore is clogged, it implodes, causing butt acne.

Is It Normal?

"Butt acne" is natural, although it's rarely actual acne. You may have folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles.

"Butt acne" refers to folliculitis, which causes acne-like lumps on the buttocks from clogged follicles and moderate infection of the hair follicles.

What acne looks like: "Comedones, which are blackheads and whiteheads, are what make acne what it is,"

"In folliculitis, there is a hair in the middle of a red bump, and the white stuff around the bump is usually dead skin and white blood cells."

Should folliculitis pimples be popped?

No way, no how, never. Popping, picking, or poking your butt acne can cause scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How to quickly get rid of butt acne:
1. Shower with a benzoyl peroxide body wash
 2. Exfoliate but don't scrub your skin
3. Shower with a tea tree body wash

4. Get yourself a chemical peel
5. Get a topical antibiotic from your dermatologist.
6. Select textiles that are breathable.
7. Remove sweaty clothing
 8. Shower after sweating to avoid butt acne

See a dermatologist. A board-certified dermatologist can tell you the best way to treat your acne or folliculitis  Dermatologists see butt acne often, so don't be embarrassed. 

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