Thankfully, talking about our acne is no longer taboo. Most of us are comfortable complaining to our co-workers, and anyone else waiting in line for coffee, about our chin zits, soliciting any advice on how to make them go away a little faster. Yet nobody wants to bring up their butt acne — or it's colloquial title, buttne — waiting for their latte.
To find out the common causes of irritating (and sometimes painful) butt pimples and how to ward against them, we spoke to Dr. Anjali Mahto of the British Association of Dermatologists to get the lowdown on what’s going on back there. Find your how-to guide to dealing with butt acne, ahead.
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