Yoga sure is great for you, from making you look fresh and pumping up your energy levels, meditations and "asanas" can do wonders for your body and soul. Yoga pants, on the other hand, are likely to cause more harm by giving you butt acne, than it does good by making your rear look shapely.
Allowing you to be comfortable while making you look good, yoga pants have gone on to become the best friends of a yoga lovers. However, it turns out that wearing them all the time can actually cause "buttne", or butt acne.
According to New York Magazine, in recent times, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of patients visiting dermatologists for "buttne". Characterised by red bumps on the butts, they are definitely not a treat for the eyes for those suffering from it.
"I have seen quite a bit of acne on the buttocks of late," said Dr. Carlos Charles, a New York-based dermatologist said, an opinion Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, seconds, "We are seeing a lot more breakouts on the butt."
If the bumps are centred on the hair follicles, though, they may not be butt acne but hair-infected follicles, for which the infected are advised to wear loose clothes and use cotton underwear.
Being tight and sweaty, Yoga Pants cling to the wearer's behind at all times, trapping bacteria and sweat along with it. These bacteria and sweat clogs the butt pores, which after extended periods of time causes acne.
Dr. Tanzi clarifies, "People tell me, 'I'm always in my yoga pants'. And I'm like, that's not meant for every day!"
Just like the acne on your face, it is advised that butt acne should not be popped either, as they can cause infections. Unlike your face, infection on your butt isn't just unpleasant to the eyes, but also inconvenient and highly pain-inducing.
It is also reiterated that while a shiny, oily ass like the one Kim Kardashian exposed in the hopes of 'breaking the internet' may seem appealing, it would also mean clogging the pores in an already sensitive area.
The doctors also advise those already infected with buttne to stay away from aroma body washes and stick with a body wash with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Some of the suggested soaps include Murad's Clarifying Body Spray, Neutrogena's Body Clear Body Wash and Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Wash.