How can I avoid pimples on my buttocks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The four-step solution to avoid pimples on your buttocks is:
  1. Wear clean cotton underwear that can absorb perspiration and reduce friction on your bum.
  2. Shower immediately after exercise and wash the area well.
  3. Use cleansers with salicylic or alphahydroxy acid, or benzoyl peroxide to remove surface oils and unclog pores. (Note: Only use benzoyl peroxide with white underwear, since it can bleach colors.)
  4. If your anti-aging moisturizer contains retinol, a vitamin A derivative that also tackles acne, try applying it to your behind.

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