Everything — Yes, Everything — You Need To Know About Butt Acne

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
Breakouts aren’t generally thought of as a taboo topic. For example, if I have a zit on my chin, I usually announce to friends, colleagues, and whoever happens to be standing next to me that I’m housing an absolute honker.
But nobody talks about butt acne. Probably because not only are butt breakouts embarrassing, but they tend to come in the form of a rash-like, bumpy patch that seems impossible to get rid of, no matter how many exfoliators you use.
So why do we get them — and WTF are they? We spoke to Dr. Anjali Mahto of the British Association of Dermatologists to get the lowdown on what’s going on back there.

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