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Dark Spots On Buttocks: Causes, Treatment, And Prevention

Adriana Bailey • June, 2023

Hyperpigmentation On Buttocks: How To Treat Dark Spots

Adriana Bailey • June, 2023

We’re still in the era of the booty, and it’s only natural that you want your assets to look and feel as smooth as possible. Hyperpigmentation on the buttocks can make you self-conscious, especially during intimate or enjoyable times when you want to feel as confident as possible. Thankfully, there are effective methods to get rid of dark spots on the buttocks! So if you’re ready to achieve a clear, more even skin tone, we’ll cover everything you need to know to achieve it in this post.

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  • 1.  Causes Of Hyperpigmentation on the Buttocks
  • 2. How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation on the Buttocks
  • 3. Prevention Tips For Hyperpigmentation On Buttocks
  • 6. FAQs: What you Want to Know About Hyperpigmentation on the Buttocks
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Causes of Hyperpigmentation on the Buttocks

There are many reasons why you can develop dark spots on the buttocks, and they’re often interrelated. Understanding what’s behind your hyperpigmentation can help you prevent it, so here are the factors that might be at play. 

  • Inflammation: The skin produces more melanin as a reaction to any kind of irritation. The skin’s inflammatory response triggers the production of extra pigment, which is why inflammation is at the route of many of the following causes.
  • Shaving: Shaving, especially with improper technique, can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs, which can result in dark spots
  • Acne: Breakouts on the butt are pretty common, and they can leave behind a type of dark spots called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Other inflammatory conditions: Other skin conditions and infections, including eczema, folliculitis, and keratosis pilaris can cause inflammation or irritation in the hair follicle, so they’re also frequent contributors to post-inflammatory marks.
  • Friction: Rubbing, especially from wearing tight clothing, can either cause inflammation and dark marks directly, or it can increase the chances of irritation from other factors like shaving or acne.
  • Sun exposure: The sun is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation. If you like to tan in a string bikini or you go swimming often, exposure to UVA and UVB rays might be the reason for your dark marks.
  • Age and hormonal changes: Age and certain hormonal factors that can come into play as you get older can also lead to hyperpigmentation on the buttocks. They are rarely the only reason for pigmentation but instead, they increase your risk of developing it.

In some cases, hyperpigmentation can actually signal other underlying health concerns, including diabetes and skin cancer. If you can’t identify the underlying reasons for your dark spots or they look abnormal, please speak to your doctor so you can have them diagnosed properly.

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation on the Buttocks

The best way to get rid of dark spots on the butt is by following a body care routine that promotes renewal, while also weaving in prevention methods. If you’d like to save money, choose at-home treatments, but for faster results, you can also combine them with clinical treatments.

Exfoliation
The first step to getting rid of dark spots is usually exfoliation. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, either by using scrubs or chemical exfoliants. When there's a buildup of melanin in certain skin cells, exfoliation helps to get rid of it more quickly. It works by speeding up the cell renewal process while immediately revealing fresh, less damaged skin.

Topical Brightening Ingredients
Scientific research shows that certain topical ingredients can dramatically fade the look of dark spots in the skin whether on the butt or other parts of the body. We utilized a lot of these ingredients in our Dark Spot Treatment Duo, to rapidly and visibly clear away discoloration from the body, including dark spots on the buttocks.
These ingredients include glycolic acid which is a chemical exfoliant, but others can also actually directly impact the skin's tendency to create visible dark marks.
Vitamin C is probably the most frequently used skin-brightening ingredient. There is a lot of research showing that it's effective against the appearance of hyperpigmentation, so it’s a must for anyone experiencing dark spots.
Vitamin A was another must-use ingredient for us, thanks to its skin-renewing ability that actively stimulating the underlying layers of the skin, to repair and even out the surface.
Finally, we added spirulina which is a natural plant extract rich in c-phycocyanin, an antioxidant protein that's been shown to have an attenuating effect on the mechanisms that cause the skin to visibly darken in the first place.

Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
If you're a fan of visiting the spa, there are also many exfoliating treatments that can be done on various parts of the body to help speed up the reduction in visible dark marks. They include chemical peels which utilize a higher percentage of acids like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and other chemical exfoliants.
Microdermabrasions, on the other hand, are physical exfoliation treatments where a handheld device propels crystals onto the skin to dislodge dead cells.
While these clinical treatments can help address dark spots on the butt, they usually require a series of treatments, and they’re not always effective if they’re the only treatment.

Laser or Microneedling
Laser or Microneedling Laser and microneedling are also excellent clinical treatment options for butt hyperpigmentation. With these treatments, the light from the laser or the needles penetrate the skin down to its lower levels in order. They impact the layers where melanin forms in the first place, helping to regulate its production and promote better skin renewal. These treatments can be painful and costly, but they often work well in conjunction with effective at-home products.

Prevention Tips for Hyperpigmentation on Buttocks

You can’t expect to treat the dark spots on your buttocks if you don’t also follow good prevention habits. Here are a few things you’ll need to prioritize from here on out:

Sun protection: Sun exposure is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation, so protecting yourself with sunscreen or sun-protective clothing is a must.

Careful shaving: If you shave your buttocks, make sure to do so very carefully. Always use a fresh, sharp razor, and make sure to have a lot of cushioning from sensitive skin-friendly shaving cream.

Acne prevention: Body acne is a major contributor to butt hyperpigmentation, so it’s imperative to treat the underlying condition before you can address the dark marks. Thankfully, our glycolic acid-based Body Smoother can actually help with both visible dark marks and blemishes at the same time!

Loose clothing: If you think your dark spots are caused by irritation, wear loose, comfortable clothing which will allow your skin to calm down and thrive.

Gentle products: Avoid harsh or heavily-fragranced skincare products that can irritate your skin and contribute to dark spots.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it possible to remove hyperpigmentation on the buttocks completely?

Yes, it is! You can completely remove hyperpigmentation on the buttocks with a diligent routine that protects and nurtures the skin while promoting a more even skin tone. By adding in a clinical treatment like microneedling, you can ensure even faster and more thorough results.

Are there any natural remedies for treating hyperpigmentation on the buttocks?

Natural remedies often do more harm than good, especially when they have the potential to irritate the skin or cause photosensitivity. While you can use homemade scrubs with oils and sugar, it's best to avoid treatments that involve lemon juice or baking soda. Additionally, many other treatments like honey, vinegar, or turmeric, while they are unlikely to be harmful, probably won't provide any benefits either.

How long does it take for treatment to work on hyperpigmentation on the buttocks?

How soon you’ll be able to get rid of dark spots on the buttocks largely depends on which treatment modality you choose and how consistent you are. With Evertone Dark Spot Treatments, most customers see visible effects within just a few months, but combining such a routine with clinical treatments will net even faster results.

Adriana Bailey

Meet our talented content writer Adriana Bailey. She has dedicated her career to creating informative, engaging, and relevant content for readers who want to learn more about the latest beauty products and techniques.In her free time, Adriana enjoys experimenting with new makeup styles or researching inspiration in the latest beauty trends.

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Adriana Bailey

Meet our talented content writer Adriana Bailey. She has dedicated her career to creating informative, engaging, and relevant content for readers who want to learn more about the latest beauty products and techniques.In her free time, Adriana enjoys experimenting with new makeup styles or researching inspiration in the latest beauty trends.