Face, back, or earlobes—acne can happen anywhere. But one under-the-radar spot that pimples may lurk is our butt. Yes, butt acne, aka butt-ne, is a thing. There's a plethora of causes for butt-ne, including soaring temperatures, non-wicking fabrics, and going commando. Butt acne is common, but if you find yourself in this less-than-ideal situation, there's one product that our senior beauty editor says can perform miracles: Soft Services' award-winning Buffing Bar. Lucky for you, W+G readers can snag it for 15 percent off with the code WGSSANNIVERSARY.
This product may look like a plain bar of soap, but upon closer inspection, it's got a miracle-working texture and formula designed for baby's butt soft skin. Made from superfine sanding crystals, the bar gently sloughs off dead skin cells, while serving up a dose of hydration, thanks to the aloe, glycerin, and shea butter infusion.
Zoe Weiner, W+G's senior beauty editor, wrote: "It feels amazing. I've never experienced anything as close to a pro-grade body buffing treatment in my own shower. In fact, that's the only reason I kept using it for three straight days—my butt-ne disappearing was a very welcome side-effect." Beyond clearing pimples from your tush, this bar is good for buffing away rough spots on your elbows and knees, prepping your skin for sunless tan products, and clearing areas susceptible to ingrown hairs. It's no wonder this bar has amassed in six awards since its launch (impressive).
W+G's editorial commerce director, Gina Vaynshteyn, also loves it, since it smoothes away the little bumps on her upper arms (keratosis pilaris), and makes her feel like she just got a scrub-down at the Korean spa. And other shoppers love it, too. "This is a revolutionary product for me," says one shopper. "It's so effective in treating my keratosis pilaris. It's economical, too, as you get two soap bars, each of which last me about two to three months."
Soft Services has also got you covered with its other best-selling body care products if you're dealing with pesky body breakouts. Formulated with 10 percent lactic acid, the Calming Gel is great for exfoliating and smoothing textured skin. Post-shower, you can also apply the brand's Carea Cream, a soothing lotion made of colloidal oatmeal, squalane, glycerin, and urea to lock in moisture and prevent dead skin from building up.
Originally $34, now $29
For pesky body acne, consider this smoothing solution. This gel-like exfoliator is formulated with 10 percent lactic acid and five percent urea to slough off dead skin cells, smooth bumpy textures, and tone skin. To use, apply a thin layer on dry and already-cleansed skin and use once a day for the best results. Apply and watch it exterminate pimples in mere days.
Originally $40, now $34
The after effects of exfoliation can be rough on the skin, so you’ll want to add a lotion to restore your barrier’s hydration levels. This Carea Cream has a blend of squalane and colloidal oatmeal; these ingredients work in conjunction to protect your skin’s barrier and prevent it from losing moisture. Fast-absorbing and lightweight—this cream has got your parched skin covered.
Originally $28, now $24
Prone to breakouts all over your body? Look no further than this anti-bacterial clay treatment. In the formulation is sulfur, which absorbs oil and exfoliates rough patches of skin. You can apply in the shower on breakout-prone areas or a thin dab on pimples. The result is clearer and fresher-looking skin. Back-ne, butt-ne, or facial acne, you’ll want to have the Clearing Clay in your skin-care regimen.
Make sure to grab your goodies, as the sale begins today and ends on May 27, and don't forget to enter code WGSSANNIVERSARY to save 15 percent off on all orders over $50. Trust us, your butt will thank ya.
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