Butt pimples or butt acne or ‘buttne’, you can get acne pretty much anywhere on your skin, including your buttocks. Butt acne can be very painful, especially when you’re sitting.
Though it may sound strange, butt pimples are more common than you might think. It’s just not visible like facial acne and many people are too embarrassed to talk about it.
“Butt acne is usually not true acne, but rather folliculitis, which is a mild infection of the hair follicle that leads to red bumps and pus pimples,” explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York City.
This problem occurs when dead skin, excess oil, other impurities or excessive friction irritate or inflame the hair follicles on the buttocks. Bacteria, yeast or fungi may also cause the follicles to become infected.
This can be a result from staying in your workout gear too long this also allows bacteria, sweat, and oil to brew blemishes or wearing pants, skirt, bottoms of choice that are constantly rubbing your bottom the wrong way, triggering inflammation.