Butt acne. Help me make it stop!
April 25, 2008 2:48 PM Subscribe
OK, so it's getting warmer and acne is making its annual reappearance. On my butt. How do I get rid of it??
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Some background: I'm female, mid-30s, I don't have acne anywhere else on my body or on my face. I have a healthy diet (no sugar or refined foods), I exercise, I bathe daily, change my clothes daily, sleep naked, change the sheets weekly, wear cotton underwear, I am not overweight. I've tried the following with almost no success: exfoliating daily in the shower, over-the-counter acne creams, witch hazel, talcum powder. It appears mostly close to the folds in the skin (i.e. where the butt meets the thighs, or near the, er, crack). It disappears almost entirely in winter, comes back as it gets warmer. It's not really severe (i.e. no whiteheads or blackheads, just . . . bumps), and I will not go to the doctor or take any kind of systemic meds for this. But it is unsightly and annoying and I'd really like to get rid of it.
Has anyone out there dealt with this successfully?