If you've got spots on your bottom, don't worry - you're not alone!
Stay alert, sit inside, get butt acne.
Why is my bottom spotty?Spots on your buttocks are quite common, and usually caused by a skin condition known asfolliculitiswhich occurs due to irritation, infection or blockage of the hair follicles. It can look like a bumpy rash and occur equally in men and women. The rash or bumps can actually happen anywhere where there are lots of hair follicles - not just your bum.
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3 days agoAccording to Dr Serrano, there are various factors that can cause spots on your bottom. "Sweating and remaining in your clothes means bacteria and sweat are in close connection with your skin, allowing it to penetrate your pores leading to irritation and ultimately spots," he explains. "Tight clothing, such as non-breathable lycra or polyester can also contribute to trapping sweat and bacteria against the skin, which can lead to spots."
Advertisementbody hair, or have thicker, more coarse hair then you may also find that you are more susceptible to pimples. The use of heavy lotions and creams can also contribute to blocked pores and inflammation resulting in spots on the bottom." Noted.
Are bottom spots the same as other spots?We all know thatacneis caused by a variety of factors, including hormones and genetics, and is the result of excess sebum production becoming trapped in the pores. Bottom spots are a little different, as Dr Serrano explains; "Spots on your bottom are likely to be caused by
folliculitis, a condition that occurs when bacteria and dead skin cells get into your hair follicles, causing inflammation. This usually looks like small red bumps clustered around the follicle."Now is the ideal time to trial skincare acids and here's what each one will do for your skin
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