Butt Acne, or Folliculitis, is a very common condition. How to prevent it and how to treat the symptoms with our 6 simple home remedies.
Butt Acne is a common condition for many people. Even if we all call it Acne, or Bacne, the correct medical term is folliculitis.
Folliticus is not a type of acne but a bacterial or fungal infection causing your hair follicles to become inflamed. It usually starts with small red bumps, they can be itchy or even painful.
To alleviate the symptoms avoid wearing tight clothes to reduce the friction with your skin, and try not to wear artificial fabrics but natural ones, more breathable, like linen and cotton.
Follow an healthy diet and drink a lot of water. And if you workout remember to shower immediately afterwards. Often, this condition goes away in a couple of days.
There are several easy home remedies for butt acne. Here we list the most common and efficient. Of course, if you suffer a severe acne, see a doctor.
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Warm Saltwater Sitz Bath
Prepare a solution of warm water and salt, the ideal proportion is 1/2 teaspoon per cup of water. Dip a clean cloth into the water and proceed with your sitz bath. Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar.
You can use a basin or buy one of the many sitz bath sets available online.
The tee tree oil comes to a native tree from Australia. It’s a powerful antibacterical and in a study published by the National Library of Medicine, its effect in curing acne was compared to benzoyl peroxide lotion.
You can simply add a few drops of tee tree oil to warm water or to another oil, like coconut oil and apply on the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Lemon has anti-inflammatory properties, it is ideal to cure acne and clean the pores.
Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on your butt with a cotton ball or a washcloth, leave for 10 minutes and wash with warm water. Repeat a couple of times every day.
The Aloe Vera plant has been used for centuries to treat wound and prevent scars formation. Several clinical studies have proven the efficiency of aloe vera in resolving inflammatory lesions caused by acne.
If you can access a aloe vera plant you just need to break a leave, take the gel and apply it on your butt acne. Otherwise there are several aloe vera product you can find in the shops or online.
The apple cider Vinegar is a natural antibacterial that can help your skin fighting the infection. It costs nothing, so why don’t give it a try. If you have a bathtub just add a cup of apple cider vinegar and relax.
If you are not that lucky to have a bathtub at home, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. With a cotton ball or a clean soft cloth apply on your butt. Wait around 30 minutes and wash away.