Ever run your hand across your back side only to find that the skin is sporting some pimples? You’re so not alone. Debra Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist, explains exactly what these little bumps are: folliculitis. “The bumps are formed by dead skin cells and bacteria in the hair follicles.” Well, that’s gross. And unfortunately, women who work out are particularly prone to buttne (read on to find out why). There is some good news, though: Jaliman shared four ways that you can get rid of—and prevent—the dreaded pimples.
1. Use a Benzoyl Peroxide Body Wash
To eradicate bumps, Jaliman recommends using a body wash with benzoyl peroxide. While the ingredient is normally used as a spot treatment for zits, Jaliman says that it’s a must for getting rid of folliculitis since it dries up and sloughs off the dead skin clogging the follicle. TryPanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Creamy Wash