3 easy ways to get rid of butt acne and blemishes

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  • Dermatologists say hyperpigmentation and acne tend to be more frequent in the summertime.

  • Washing your clothes frequently and use a body wash with salicylic acid can help cut down on butt acne.

  • If you're concerned about hyperpigmentation on your butt, consider using a stronger sunscreen.

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Summer is here. Unfortunately, with hot weather comes sweat, and possible skin damage.

Your butt is particularly vulnerable to acne and hyperpigmentation during the summer months, especially when it's exposed to the sunshine at the beach for long periods of time or trapped in hot, sticky clothing.

If you want to clear up pimples and dark spots - also known as hyperpigmentation - on your peach in time for "hot vax summer," here's how you should wash your body and spot treat your blemishes.

Use a body wash that contains salicylic acid to reduce inflammation and pimple-causing bacteria

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Washing your body after you work out, go for a walk, or any activity that causes profuse sweating is crucial to cutting down on your acne across your body.

Dr. Shereene Idriss, a dermatologist in New York City, told Teen Vogue that, while taking a break after you exercise might seem nice, sitting in sweaty workout clothing could clog your pores, trapping dirt and oil in them.

If you want to take a more aggressive approach to the acne on your butt, consider using a body wash that contains salicylic acid. As Insider previously reported, salicylic acid helps combat acne by killing the bacteria that causes acne and breaking down dirt and debris in your pores.

Put sunscreen on your butt

While your face might be your priority when applying sunscreen, the sun's rays do not discriminate against parts of the body. UV rays can cause hyperpigmentation anywhere, including your bottom.

If you notice hyperpigmentation spots appearing on your butt, you should consider using a stronger sunscreen or pay closer attention when you are applying sunscreen to the area in order to get an even coat.

Sunscreen will help block out harsh rays to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Wash and change your clothes frequently to reduce the amount of sweat on your butt

A good rule of thumb for the summer is if you feel like your clothes are sticking to you, you may want to consider changing.

Staying in clothes soaked in sweat can make it easier for oil and dirt to build up in the pores on your butt. Bringing a change of underwear with you in your bag can be useful if you feel yourself getting a bit too sticky.

Washing your clothes more frequently during the summer can also help cut down on the oil you're putting on your body.

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