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Buttne Blues

Annie Bojanowski

At long last, you’ve found a swimsuit that makes you feel pretty good and you’re not completely tempted to run away from every mirror you pass. But oh, what’s this? Is that a zit?? On your ass??? Believe me, we’ve all been there, and there’s no need to worry.

If there’s anything in this modern world that’s taboo, it’s butt zits. Seriously, I don’t even tell my best friends about my buttne (butt + acne) woes, and I’ve had 20 minute convos about vaginal discharge with them. Yet, especially in summer, a big ol’ butt zit creeps up on me every once in a blue moon and it feels like God has taken the time to personally smite me for some reason.

Thankfully, there’s hope for the junk on the trunk. It turns out they’re not technically zits in the first place; it’s folliculitis, which means it’s just an irritated hair follicle and definitely makes the whole situation way less scary. However, if you regularly exercise, it’s kind of like a weird present from your body, saying “good job surviving your first spin class without passing out! Here’s a big red bump for all your hard work. Wear better clothes next time.”

 

Unrealistic! I see no butt zits here!


Yes, it’s true, your sweaty leggings are what’s causing your buttne blues. All of that sweat and moisture makes it the prime spot for a bacteria party, even if you’re anal (lol) about showering after every workout sesh. Thankfully, there are tons of options for moisture-wicking leggings, and if you’re worried about the day-to-day sweat situation, there are guides to help out with those fabric choices too.

As for that pesky buttne here today, there are a couple solutions that should do the trick. As Refinery29 points out, not all body acne is the same, so you probably don’t wanna slather the same amount of harsh benzoyl peroxide body wash for your buttne all over your face.

Ya just gotta make sure that ass is squeaky clean, because a #CleanBootyIsTheBestBooty - with or without butt zits.