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Rather embarrassing question about spots....[blush]
I just really wanted to know if anyone else has had this and if anyone is out there who can help me!.....
Since I was about 10/11 years old I've had spots on my bum cheeks! I am so embarrassed and am cringing writing this!!! I am 26 now and have had ENOUGH!
I've been to my G.P - she couldn't tell me why and I tried a contraceptive pill, can't remember what it was called but made me utterly depressed after 2 days so came of it. It's the pill that Trinny (Trinny&Susannah) claimed cleared up her acne.
I body brush religiously every morning before shower.
I'm not over weight (although I am pregnant at mo)
Nothing seems to make them better I've had a couple of years of exercising regularly - doesn't make a difference.
I get them too, seems to be worse when I wear jeans for a few days in a row. Could you try wearing a skirt and perhaps some loose underwear (difficult I know when your pg) like a string or something to let the air get to your cheeks? If it improves then you have your answer. If it doesn't then i'm not sure what the next step is. Perhaps you are over brushing and your skin is getting irritated?
I wonder if you are over exfoliating with the body brushing? Sometimes harsh treatment of your skin can actually stimulate oil glands to produce more oil. If I were you I would try to shower without brushing first and only use a soap for delicate skin (or even just rinse your bum cheeks and only use soap in more private parts ) for a few weeks. And try not to ever touch the skin on your bottom. Do you wear cotton pants? Try some loose (and reasonably large bridget jonesesque) pants - ie no thongs, so that your bum is rubbing against cotton rather than anything more harsh or irritating. Also could you try to use a different laundry detergent. Something mild and non-bio (the sort of thing you would use for a baby) in case you are having a reaction to strong soaps and chemicals in your detergent.
Sorry if these ideas are not helpful, just wracking my brain...
My mum swears by germolene for spots on her face (depressing thought that we might still get breakouts in our 60s!) It smells foul but I guess it's not such a consideration it you're putting it on your bum
hello i noticed germoline was mentioned and i think that is the one that will work best, it gets rid of spots overnight , i use it for chest acne, face spots and razor burn and it is amazing, plus it numbs pain as well so if it sore it'll work a treat. Smells disgusting and is sticky but it works