By a show of hands, how many of you have reached behind yourself only to find a bump (or bumps) on your butt or thighs? Keep your hand raised if you also thought said bumps were pimples on your butt, aka butt acne. Same! Since you can’t really see what’s going on back there, it’s easy to make an assumption based on the way it feels. And if you are, somehow, able to see it for yourself, you might even think it looks like plain ol’ zits, too. So if it looks like acne and feels like acne, it must be acne, right? Not necessarily.
Butt acne is not only a common skin thing to experience (you’re in good company!) but it’s also commonly mistaken for classic acne. Confused? We turned to board-certified dermatologists Shereene Idriss, MD, Tiffany Libby, MD, and Morgan Rabach, MD, to help clear things up and clear up the pimples on your butt. Keep reading to get rid of those breakouts on your buttocks, once and for all.