How To Get Rid Of Butt Acne, Once And For All

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
Spots aren’t generally thought of as a taboo topic. If I’ve got acne 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 (see also: “Hosting a stonker”, “Nurturing a total champion”, “Building a high-rise” and “I have a spot”).
But nobody talks about bum acne. Probably because not only is it embarrassing (even though it shouldn't be!), but it tends to form a sort of rash-like bumpy patch that stays put for five years, no matter how many exfoliators you use.
So why do we get them and what the F are they? We spoke to dermatologist Dr. Anjali Mahto to get the lowdown on what’s going on back there.

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