What is butt acne, and how can I prevent it?

June 21, 2021

What is butt acne, and how can I prevent it?

Body acne is one of those topics that still doesn’t get covered in day-to-day conversations, despite our collective movement towards breaking down body stigma. But in reality, it’s far from uncommon, with most of us experiencing body acne on at least one part of our body during our lifetime – and yes, acne can even rear its inflamed head (pardon the pun) on our behinds. 

Here at Everyday Lingerie Co., we’ve never been one to shy away from tackling the taboo. If it is an ‘everyday’ issue that many of us encounter, team ELC want to talk about it. So, let’s discuss butt acne, shall we? After all, it’s completely normal and can actually be attributed to a number of factors, from what you wear to your daily habits. 

Butt acne is typically characterised by pimple-like bumps on your bottom, ranging from small (mild) to cystic (severe). In most cases – which tend to be of the mild persuasion – it’s surprisingly simple to treat, so we’ve put together a few simple solutions to help you get started. However, if your butt acne is refusing to clear, we’d suggest consulting your health professional for further advice. 

Choose breathable underwear.

First things first – sort out the items that come into close contact with your bum, namely your lingerie. If you’re wearing a lot of synthetic underwear, you might find that your derriere is more prone to breakouts due to the material’s lack of breathability. 

That’s why we choose to work with the highest quality bamboo fibres for our Everyday Basics range. Our sustainably sourced, Australian made smalls are as comfortable as they are breathable, without sacrificing on style. Opting for a pair of ELC basics will keep your tush cosy and clear of acne-causing irritation. 

Exfoliate regularly.

We wash our bodies in the shower so next time you’re suds-ing up, why not lather all over and give your bum a little extra love? It’s no less worthy! opt for a body wash that offers gentle exfoliation – look out for ingredients like salicylic acid – to keep the area smooth, soft and free butt acne in the future. 

Shower straight after a workout

Yes, it can be tempting to head straight for brunch after a big sweat session but doing so will trap the sweat between your body and your gym gear, which allows acne-inducing bacteria to flourish. Stop it from forming by jumping straight into the shower after exercise, then changing into a fresh pair of breezy ELC underwear. Shop our breathable basics range here.




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