If you're into skin care stuff, you must have heard about hyperpigmentation. Yup! 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:
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.
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:
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.