Let's Talk About Butt Acne—Because It's Definitely a Thing That Exists

Before we begin discussing this topic, let’s get a couple of things out of the way. The first thing is this: We know talking about acne isn’t fun. In fact, it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. When acne is found on your, um, derrière, the discussion can take a turn for rather embarrassing territory. However, despite all that, it’s definitely worth talking about. Not only is—what we will now refer to as butt acne—way more common than you think, but there are also easy steps you can take to fix it. That’s why we asked dermatologist David Lortscher, MD, of Curology to give us the lowdown. He offered some expert advice so that you can feel comfortable wearing the cheekiest of bathing suit bottoms all summer long.

Keep reading to learn why these frustrating acne flare-ups happen and what you can do to fix them.

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