How to Get Rid of Spots on Your Bum

acne on bum / butt

Have you ever run your hand over your bum to find it is sporting some spots or bumps? Don’t worry for you’re not alone in this problem. In fact, spots on your bum are a common concern. Physically active women, including those who work out are prone to bumps. However, they are not considered as acne. According to dermatologists, these bumps are formed by bacteria and dead skin cells in the hair follicles, called folliculitis. Folliculitis is an area inflammation of the hair follicles, while boils or cysts, also called as nodulocystic acne, are larger and deeper bumps underneath the skin. Their treatment options, however, are similar to each other.

To stop hiding your behind with cover-ups and to finally wear bikinis at the beach, get rid of your bumps now. Try the remedies below to see which works best for you. Don’t be disappointed if a certain remedy does not do any good to your bumps, because everyone’s skin is unique.

Wear breathable clothing

Moisture and dirt trapped by your clothing can trigger the emergence of bumps and ill-fitting underwear can make it worse. Likewise, artificial fibers such as nylon or polyester are bad for your skin, giving a way to the emergence of bumps. Thus, wear breathable clothing. Clothing made from natural fibers and absorbent materials are advised. The best fabric for breathable clothing is cotton. It is the best choice for a fresh, breathable and cozy feeling.

Utilize a lotion with lactic acid

While you may believe that using a moisturizing lotion can encourage bumps, the truth is that it is the other way around. According to dermatologists, lotions with lactic acid slowly exfoliate off your dead skin cells, which help you to get rid of those bumps on your behind.

Always take a shower after a sweaty work out or any activities

Are you fond of just sitting around in your workout clothes after hours of physical activities? This is a bad habit that can cause butt bumps according to experts. And as a suggestion to that, they say that it is best to take a shower right after a physical session. Do not sit around on your used clothing which you’ve been sweating in and filled with bacteria! If you can, do a hot shower every day. Moisture and heat encourage your pores to open and clear out, thereby loosening existing bumps, and preventing new ones. Soap up a washcloth (using an antibacterial soap if your skin can tolerate it or a mild one if your skin is sensitive) in order to combine soft exfoliation with cleaning. Additionally, skin exfoliation helps the skin to open up its pores and aids to both clear up present and future bump breakouts.

Get enough sun on your bum

sunning your bum

If you have a nude beach near you or a private backyard, get enough sun on your bum during a warm day. The sun can naturally help dry up your excess oils. But make certain to apply a sun block first before doing this to prevent sunburn. This method can be done in an occasional manner. Too much sun exposure can damage your skin!

Drink a mixture of water and cream of tartar

Mix a tablespoon of cream of tartar into a glass of drinking water. If you can’t tolerate the taste, mix it in your flavored juice. This mixture can help flush the toxins in the body. Follow this remedy once a day until the bumps begin to heal.

Try using natural oil

Coconut or tea tree oils are great antifungal and antibacterial oils which can be applied on your bumps to help them heal.

Use a toilet tissue that is dye and fragrance-free

Dyed or fragrant toilet paper can rouse the growth of butt bumps. Try using fragrance free and non-dyed – it’s often cheaper too!

Use a non-allergic bleach and laundry soap to wash sheets and clothes

There are certainly specific detergents for people with sensitive skin. Utilize such products to wash your clothes and sheets and most possibly, to avoid an allergic reaction or irritation that may be caused by your present detergent.

Drink lots of water

Drinking lots of water can indeed do a lot of good things for your skin. Make sure that you’re following the recommended amount of water (8 glasses of water) that must be drunk every day to hydrate and cleanse your body, in and out.

Change your diet

Certain fatty, fried and sugary foods can elevate your insulin level, thereby, triggering the occurrence of bumps. Instead of junk food, why not try taking raw and fresh food to get rid of toxins and to cleanse your system.

Stand more, sit less

A long time of sitting can hinder the skin from adequately breathing. Additionally, this practice contributes to the clogged pores by bacteria and sweat. As you sit on your desk and face your computer for a long period of time, stand from time to time or take a short walking break. Even leg or bum exercises can help manage a smooth blood circulation.

See a dermatologist if any of the above solutions, did not do any good

Consulting a dermatologist if the problem persists. He will prescribe you of the right topical ointment, antibiotic, vitamin and even daily food diet that can clear up your bumps. Vitamins that are rich in vitamin E, C, B5, A, Super omega 3 and selenium are known to encourage healthy skin while topical ointment that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help heal bumps. Your doctor will prescribe the best products to you.

Try some of these home remedies and see and get which works best for you. If you can’t find the right combination there are tried and tested products out there for all budgets.