Body acne is annoying wherever it appears. But butt acne — or “buttne” in skin-care circles — is more serious than a seemingly ready-to-pop whitehead in that if you don’t do anything about it, there’s a greater chance of infection, bigger bumps that spread, and a combo of discoloration and dark spots.

But whether you have folliculitis or actual acne, the strategy for defeating bumps on your behind is pretty similar. Below, we break down how to get rid of a butt breakout with recommendations from seven dermatologists.

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