How to Get Rid of Butt Acne Fast
Acne is a skin condition that affects 85 percent of the U.S. teenage population, according to American Academy Of Dermatology. Although a lot of the cosmetic products on the market are geared toward improving facial acne, many people also suffer from acne elsewhere on the body, like the buttocks. Acne.org states that the skin on the body is thicker and the pores bigger than they are on the face, so acne lesions can also become bigger.
Natural remedies offer an improvement for mild to moderate butt acne, while over-the-counter products can help with more severe lesions.
Apply ice cubes to your mild butt acne lesions. Hold the ice on the area for five minutes and repeat twice daily. This is particularly effective for preventing developing pimples rather than treating established ones. According to ''Reader's Digest: 1,001 Home Remedies,'' the intense cold of the ice cubes will restrict the blood flow to the pimple, thus reducing swelling and its reddish appearance.
Apply fresh lemon juice directly to your mild acne and massage in. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off. ''Reader's Digest: 1,001 Home Remedies'' notes that lemon is high in natural acids, which help cleanse the pores of infections and bacteria, reducing the inflammation of pimples. It also has natural bleaching agents, which will help fade any scarring that may have occurred.
Cut a leaf from an aloe vera plant. Slit the leaf down its spine and open it up. Drain the yellow latex juice and remove the thick gel. Rinse under cold water before massaging into the butt area. According to GrannyMed, aloe acts as an anti-inflammatory and a natural antibiotic that will kill any present bacteria.
Take ibuprofen or aspirin for mild or severe butt acne. Take the recommended dose by the manufacturer up to four times a day. These painkillers act as anti-inflammatory drugs and will reduce the swelling of your acne lesions, notes ''Reader's Digest: 1,001 Home Remedies.''
Apply a regimen of over-the-counter products for more severe butt acne. Acne.org recommends using a 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide solution followed by a 10 percent alpha hydroxy acid solution. Massage the benzoyl peroxide in first until totally absorbed. Wait five to 10 minutes before then doing the same with the alpha hydroxy acid. Do not rinse off.
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