Beauty Trends

Eww! What's that on your Buttocks? Is that an Acne or a Bad Case of Rash?


You’ve worked hard to get that beach body and now it’s time to show it off. But just as you preen in front of the mirror in that itsy weetsy of a bikini, something catches your eye.

Buttocks do see their fair share of skin problems. So aptly named ‘the posterior’ (and because so as well) it tends to escape our notice unless either the skin starts itching or we are caught by surprise in the mirror or worse, it starts discharging fluid or blood.

So what are skin issues affecting the buttocks and their causes? Well, the 2 most common ones are acne and rashes.

Butt acnes can be a very discomforting and painful experience much less a huge blow to the self-esteem. They usually come in the form of pimples or boils that contain fluids and even blood at times.

Sufferers of this condition not only find themselves unable to participate in recreational activities like swimming or sports in general but even going to work can pose a problem.

Most acne is a hereditary trait however to some extent; acne on the buttocks can be linked to hormones. Hormonal changes due to age, menstruation or pregnancy can attribute to its cause as do drugs or medicine that affect hormonal balance.

Hence many steroids are known to cause acne. There are also other causes of an acne outbreak on the butt...

So you think washing yourself with soap and soaking your clothes in detergent can help rid off germs. Well, you’re not exactly wrong but you’re not spot on either.

While in general they do a pretty good job but depending on one’s skin sensitivity, they can be an irritant.

This is detrimental as it can lead to the outbreak of pimples. It is therefore advisable to use products with the right PH level for one’s skin to reduce or eliminate the likeliness of skin irritation that could possibly lead to further damaging issues.

You’re ready for a night out and you spray on that perfume but you could be getting more than just a sweet scent on your skin. In fact, it could be just the cause of that irritation that’s been mysteriously plaguing your butt.

Perfumes do and can irritate the skin especially if we have sensitive skin or even an allergy to certain products.

It’s wise to read the fine prints or to find out the ingredients used in a product if possible or perhaps opt for a more environmental-friendly product that uses less-harmful chemicals. It’s better to be sold on safe practices as such than having to fork out more cash to treat an acne outbreak as a result of vanity spending.

Showing off one’s curves in tight-fitting clothes not only hampers one’s breathing and mobility but it can cause excessive perspiration. Coupled with heat and you have a major probable cause of butt acne.

Suffice to say it doesn’t take a genius to eradicate this problem but in any case, opting for loose fitting clothes or clothes made with breathable fibers and even light colored clothes can help take the heat off.

A rash causes skin to turn red and blotchy; it can also cause swelling. Some rashes are bumpy, flaky, scaly and even be filled with pus. A rash can pretty much occur at any part of the body including the buttocks. Skin inflammation occurs due to an adverse reaction to chemicals found in soaps, detergents or fragrances and other irritants.

Diaper rash which causes itching and redness on the buttocks is a common condition in infants and toddlers. It is also notably common amongst the aged and ill-fallen who need to wear adult diapers. This issue however, can be dealt and prevented with the regular change of the diapers.

As with Butt Acne, the causes of Butt Rash are basically the same i.e. Soaps and Detergents, Perfumes and Tight Fitting Clothes. There are a few noteworthy additional causes that deserve mentioning as well.

One of the most common causes of rashes in general is allergies. One man’s meat is another man’s poison as they say, so do take note of your dietary habits.

Peanuts, shellfish, strawberries and avocados are just some of the foods that can trigger allergic reactions though it can be mild but in severe cases it can cause vomiting, breathing difficulty and more.

More severe allergies can even affect the joints, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys which can cause an untimely death.

Eczema, Psoriasis and Impetigo are also commonly associated with rashes. These chronic skin conditions may flare up for a time before resolving.

It’s wise to seek and heed professional medical advice if inflicted and stay on the course of any medications or antibiotics to the full.

Autoimmune disorder is when the body is attacked by its own immune system and this can cause rashes. Another probable cause that not many would know is that; many viruses that occur during flu season or those associated with childhood diseases can also produce rash. It’s therefore handy to note one’s medical history to prevent a relapse or aid the necessary healing steps in the event of one.

The buttocks are prone to skin infections and usually go unnoticed because they are difficult for the affected person to see. Therefore the best medicine to guard against butt acne and rash is prevention.

A personal hygiene regime which encompasses and utilizes the knowledge of one’s skin, healthy dietary habits and a more sensible dress sense goes a long way to preventing them from occurring.

So do take heed of the necessary precautions and the next time you head to the beach in that sexy piece, it’s you who will catch someone’s eye. In a good way.

Happy Summer Time!