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Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's time to show off that bootay in that awesome bikini you just got! Unfortunately, you've got some unwelcome friends by the name of acne on your bum…what to do? Keep reading to learn how to get rid of butt acne, cellulite, and other backside problems!
Just like treating acne on the face, butt acne requires the same kind of care. Unfortunately, we can sometimes overlook it! The good news is that it's totally preventable and treatable!
Maybe it’s too soon to pull out the swimwear and the booty shorts. But it’s not too soon to start taking care of the booty at its root problems! So when the summer sun beckons you to the pool, the booty is in prime shape and ready to impress!
When it comes to things like cellulite, acne, and dry skin, it’s best to start ahead of time. Regular practice and application done daily over time will lead to successful results.
How to Get Rid of Butt Acne
Butt pimples/acne: Maybe you like to go for a latte with your girlfriend after pilates class leaving you sitting around in your post-workout pants. Or, perhaps your job requires you to sit for multiple hours during the day. Or, maybe you love wearing tight pants all of the time. Tight fitting clothes, such as yoga pants can be a major culprit of butt acne!
Either way, these are the causes behind butt acne. When sweat and oils are trapped in the skin and clog hair follicles, they lead to redness and swelling.
Always shower right after working out. Try to break up the work day by taking short breaks every hour to walk around for a few minutes. Wear looser clothes every now and then to let that booty skin breathe.
It's also very important to exfoliate the skin on a regular basis, as this will help remove dead skin cells. This in turn will prevent those nasty little red bumps. Use gentle exfoliators such as these homemade body scrub recipes. This will not only remove dead skin cells and prevent red bumps, but will also help get rid of dark spots and scarring.
Use an anti-acne body wash such as Neutrogena Clear Body Wash. It contains glycerin and salicylic acid to help prevent butt breakouts in the first place.
How to get rid of butt pimples once they are there: Use natural ingredients you likely already have around your kitchen like apple cider vinegar, turmeric, tea tree oil, and lemon juice. They are all anti-inflammatory and cleansing, helping to unclog those follicles and tighten pores.
Mix any of those ingredients with coconut oil, which is another antimicrobial and antibacterial agent that will help dispel impurities while moisturizing the skin. Or simply add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak for 10-15 minutes.
Another way to get rid of butt pimples is to apply topical creams. These include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or acne treatments that contain lactic acid. Lactic acid is naturally found in milk and other dairy products.
If your butt acne gets worse, you can always schedule an appointment with your dermatologist who may prescribe oral antibiotics.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite
To moisturize and smooth cellulite: Nourishing and deeply moisturizing ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil and. Using either of these after showering can help plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Grapefruit essential oil is a great addition as well. It has been found to breakdown cellulite and prevent new fat cells from forming. Turmeric is another one of nature’s most effective anti-inflammatory agents. It can aid in boosting circulation and breaking down toxins that build-up and lead to the formation cellulite.
Simply combine 2 tbsp of coconut oil with 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Massage this into the skin, allowing it to be fully absorbed. Or, combine 2 tbsp of coconut oil with 1 tsp of turmeric and stir until it forms a paste-like texture. Massage into the skin and let sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing in the shower. Use either remedy daily, results will begin to show after a few weeks.
Other great ways to fight the war against cellulite is to stay well-hydrated and build-up collagen. Do this by consuming more bone broth or adding collagen powder to things like smoothies and tea. Don’t forget exercise and fresh veggies either!
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