How To Get Rid of Dark Spots on Butt?

January 26, 2022 3 min read


What causes them?

If you're into skin care stuff, you must have heard about hyperpigmentationYup! In short, that's what is responsible for those dark spots on your booty. If you're too much into skin care stuff, you must have heard about melanin as well, which is what's responsible for giving skin the color it has. Basically, when one specific area of your butt ends up getting melanin in excess as compared to the surrounding area, that's when you get a dark spot there.

However there's not just one type of hyperpigmentation. The first thing to do before you start treating the dark spots on your butt is figure out what type of hyperpigmentation you have. Below are some common ones to make it super simple for you:

  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: If you've had sort of acne, eczema, or some other type of skin condition previously on your butt, it ends up leaving some inflammation behind (kinda trauma that your skin experiences); this can often lead to dark spots and is considered one of the most common reason.
  • Melasma: This type is mostly related to hormonal changes, such as ones that happen during pregnancy. But even if you happen to be on birth control pills, it can still play a role.
  • Sunspots: These happen when either you love the sun or the sun loves you too much. Skin can easily be damaged by sun. Which is why excessive exposure to sun is really not good for you.

Why hyperpigmentation chose your butt?

Don't worry, it is actually common. Its just that most Instagram models that you often see at the beaches photoshop the dark spots out, you already know the truth. Hyperpigmentation is also common where the skin has folds such as your armpits, elbows, knees, as well as buttocks. These areas tend to have a higher number of melanocytes which are basically cells that produce melanin and give certain color to your skin. And to add the cherry on top, there's friction in the areas where skin folds. Which increases the chances of dark spots on your butt even more, especially the bottom butt cheek area. Other factors include tight clothing, dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells.

What's the treatment?


If you're sure about the fact that you only have dark spots due to hyperpigmentation, then there's a few things that are worth trying. If you're in doubt, it is best to see your doctor to get your skin diagnosed to confirm that what you think are the dark spots, might be some other type of skin condition. Some common ways to remove dark spots from butt are:

  • Break the hyperpigmentation cycle: Preventing new dark spots is as important as treating the existing ones. Wash and exfoliate your butt at least once or twice every week. You may also use a mild cleanser to clean the area. Eventually this will break the cycle of hyperpigmentation, especially if you have folliculitis. Once the new dark spots stop occurring, the existing ones might fade too.
  • Salicylic acid: This can help keep the butt's skin clear and help remove the dirt (that can't be seen by naked eyes) from the surface as well.
  • Aven Buzz Spot Remover Pen: A device based on nano needle technology, that can help you remove dark spots like a pro, right from the comfort of your home.

Other treatment options include azelaic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, and retinoids. Depending on the type and size of dark spot that you have, you may need to get in touch with your doctor to prescribe you enough concentration of these ointments that will help you get rid of the dark spots in a reasonable amount of time (and not like forever).

It all comes down to prevention actually. So if you hit the gym regularly, as soon as you get home, take off those sweaty clothes and shower. If you've been into tight clothing for quite a while, start wearing something loose that's made out of natural fabrics. Let your butt breathe.


Hyperpigmentation doesn't go away overnight. Depending on the type of treatment that you choose, that's what will decide how long it takes to remove the dark spots. Whichever treatment you choose, make sure to stick to the routine and you'll win this butt spot battle. However if it does not bother you to have dark spots on your butt, embrace them.

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