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How To Make Your Butt Soft and Smooth?

Yearning for a smooth butt? You don’t have to keep wishing. Tips on how to make your butt smooth like butter.

Written by Rani Premkumar

Medically Reviewed by Nandita Patel

On Dec 22, 2023 – 10 minutes read


Whether you are going for a vacation in Hawaii or taking a few dips on the beach just a sneeze away, you need to have a gram-ready bod and booty. Well, we got you covered if you want to know how to make your butt soft and smooth.

Why Is The Skin On My Butt Rough? 

Roughness can be gauged visually as well as by touch. Simply said, your butt may look rough or feel rough or both!

Why Is The Skin On My Butt Rough? 

The skin on the butt can be rough due to many reasons. It can be as simple as due to lack of moisturization. A few reasons are:

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris(1) is a skin condition that shows up as dry rough patches or bumps that can be itchy sometimes. They appear scaly, red, or brown and are commonly known as keratin plugs or strawberry skin. This occurs due to skin debris and proteins being blocked inside the hair follicles. It would show up on the butt, thighs, etc. .


Psoriasis(2) is an autoimmune disease showing up as thick red rashes and silver scaly patches on the skin. It is when the immune system mistakes healthy skin cells for an invader and attacks them. 

Stretch Marks 

Stretch marks are the nightmare of every woman out there. Rapid weight loss or gain brings this on. Pregnancy is the main factor that exacerbates the issue. Stretch marks can appear anywhere and your butt is not spared.

Stretch Marks 


Eczema is a chronic condition that is characterized by dry or red patches of skin. Skin also may get hard and thick and have rashes that ooze fluid or blood when scratched. 


Candidiasis is a yeast infection typically affecting genital areas and the buttocks. It manifests as red bumps, skin rashes, and itchiness around the affected area. 


Miliaria, commonly known as heat rashes, develops when the sweat glands become clogged. It causes the sweat to build up and show up as small pimple-like bumps. This happens during the hot and humid summers, mostly. 

Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis occurs when your skin becomes red, painful, and inflamed after being in contact with an allergen or skin irritant. Irritants include soaps, shampoo, hair removal cream, etc. in many cases. Allergens that bring about contact dermatitis include clothing, antibiotics, fragrances in creams, body washes, etc. 


Infections like ringworm could come up on the butt and are characterized by ring shapes rash that is red, flaky, and scaly. It is also informally known as the jock itch. 


Thongs or tight-fitting undergarments may cause friction and cause the butt skin to become rough. Choose panties that are cotton, breathy and elastic-free. 


General dryness can go against making your butt smooth, as it may cause flaky and bumpy skin. Dryness may be caused by sanitary pads, wipes, tissue paper, soaps, etc. 


Hyperpigmentation is caused by the high concentration of melanocytes, the cells that cause the production of melanin, which is the cause of the skin pigment. Irritation to the skin can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and cause dark spots on or between butt cheeks.


The most common causes are friction from rubbing against clothes or skin, and irritation from products or procedures. Other reasons for hyperpigmentation are hormonal fluctuations, hormone medications, birth control pills, heredity, sunspots, etc. 


Cellulite is dimpled flesh caused by bulging fat cells beneath the skin. This is caused by the fat pushing against the connective tissues under the skin. It is normal and appears regardless of age. In 2018, a study was published in the ‘Advances in Dermatology and Allergology’, genetics is pointed out as a reason for cellulite (3). 

Folliculitis or Butt Acne

‘Buttne’ is one of the main reasons why your butt skin is rough. This is a condition that is brought about by infected hair follicles due to tight clothing or sweaty skin. The small red bumps can be caused by trapped moisture on the skin of your butt. This is more so during the summers when we ooze sweat due to sweat glands working overtime due to heat.

They are mistaken for acne. The ‘buttne’ is technically folliculitis. Folliculitis is characterized by either tiny white-headed pimples around the hair follicles or small red bumps. As tight clothes can trap dead skin cells, dirt, sweat, and bacteria, it prevents the skin from breathing causing the hair follicle to get inflamed. 

‘We can make the world a better place, but one butt at a time’. 

said Sara Blakely. 

I’m sure she had a different intention in mind. But here are some tips to make your butt smooth. 

Effective Tips To Make Your Butt Smooth  

It is true that you may not exactly give the butt the same attention you give the other parts of your body. From good hygiene to using the right products, here is how you can make your butt smooth. 

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize 

Using soap on the butt while bathing and post-pooping is a must for of hygiene. But using a body wash that does not strip off the moisture from the skin is also pertinent, not just for the bums but also for the whole body. Not to take chances, invest in a good hydrating lotion or gel to apply after showers. 

how to make your butt smooth

Lotions will be more water-based, hence can come off without residues when you wash them the next time. The residual moisturizer can even cause butt acne. You could go for a gel-based moisturizer like aloe vera gel. It is natural and rich on the butt. 

You could use baby lotions or aloe vera gel or any lotion that is mostly oil-free to make sure you do not get butt acne as a backlash of your butt moisturization. Conditions like keratosis pilaris can be treated with moisturizers and prescription creams too.

You could also go for targeted balms that hydrate and plump up, like one launched by Jennifer Lopez whose butt is just Divine! Ayurvedic oils like Naalpamaradi Tailam, Kumkumadi Tailam, etc. also are great for improving the texture and smoothness of the skin. 

2. Exfoliate 

Whether you have the fossils from butt acne or not, it is great to moisturize your buttocks after exfoliating them. Physical exfoliating may cause frictional hyperpigmentation and is best avoided. Chemical exfoliation is better and exhibits better results as it is gentler on the skin.

3. Picking The Right Napkins And Wipes 

Try to go gentle with your toilet paper. Make sure to use dry tissues. It is also better to avoid perfumed wipes as they may cause allergies. It is also mandatory to change the pads periodically. If some sanitary pads act allergic to you, you could invest in tampons or menstrual cups that are easier to wear and would avoid friction and rashes, leaving the butt smooth. 

4. Wear It Loose  

Wear loose clothes that your skin can breathe. Your bums also would like its share of freedom with some non-clingy underwear and night suits and it will thank you for it. You could choose breathable materials like cotton, especially when you are exercising, as the sweat will not be kept locked for long. 

5. Sunscreen 

Using sunscreen at the beach or whenever your butt is going to be kissed by the sun. Sunscreen should be slathered on to prevent sun damage to the skin, to prevent make it darker and rough. 

6. Shower 

Lazing around in workout clothes is THE norm, especially after a killer workout or Zumba or power yoga. But if you want to save the trouble, always go for a shower immediately, as staying in sweaty clothes can make your bod a breeding ground for bacterial growth. Avoid loofah if you’re dealing with butt acne or irritated skin. 

7. Ditch Sugar 

Cutting down or cutting off sugar and exercising will help get you your dream bums! Keep moving and be active in addition to taking a lot of protein-rich foods. 

8. Go Commando In Bed 

Ditch your panties and go commando while sleeping. Your skin can breathe and repair from the damage from being stifled and rubbed upon by jeans or pants. 

9. Waxing 

Removing your butt fuzz will also help to keep your butt smooth. Waxing is preferred over shaving though, due to the long-lasting effects and no cuts. You could get a Brazilian wax if you can. Better still is to go for laser hair removal as waxing can itself cause folliculitis in some.

10. Say No To G- Strings 

Choosing old-fashioned cotton panties past your size can help air and blood circulation around your butt. Thongs and G-strings sure are hot. But it makes your butt hotter with trapped sweat and friction. Go for seamless ones that won’t dig into your skin affecting circulation. 

11. Keep Away From Bleach 

Skin bleaching seems like the first thing to strike us to improve the texture and lighten the butt skin, but it may cause scarring and can exacerbate the condition. 

Home Remedies For Smooth Buttocks 

Exfoliating Yogurt Scrub

Body exfoliation is sure to show results. Mix oatmeal and yogurt. Add a pinch of turmeric to the mix and use it as a scrub and massage it on your bums in a circular motion. Repeat this every week and you can make your butt skin squeaky clean and smooth. 

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

A simple made at home scrub like sugar scrup can be tried once in a month.

Home Remedies For Smooth Buttocks 

Glycerin And Lemon 

Mixing lemon juice with glycerin and applying it to the butt, to rinse off after twenty minutes, will help smoothen your bums. The acidic nature of lime mixed with the soothing glycerin will help get baby-soft skin back there. The citric acid in the lemon reduces the production of melanin and lightens the skin and hides blemishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Tomato 

Apple cider vinegar is a universal salve. It also helps to break and clean the dirt built up on your buttocks. Tomato juice is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and helps with butt acne.

Home Remedies For Smooth Buttocks 

Apply the mix of apple cider vinegar and tomato juice to your butt and rinse it after twenty minutes, and have a turn on or let’s say, ‘butt on’! 

Ice Ice Baby 

If butt acne is creating bumps when sliding the palm over your butt, use ice to heal your skin. Take an ice cube and rub it on the affected areas so that the pus gets out, and the inflammation is reduced. 

Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil is a go-to for many skin problems, as tea tree oil contains antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties. It helps in drying out pimples, removing scars, and preventing their recurrence(4). Take a few drops of tea tree oil in a cotton ball and apply it to the affected area. You could dilute it in case of skin sensitivity. 

Aloe Vera 

Use aloe vera to clear up your skin. Aloe vera gel can be procured fresh from your garden or from the bottle. Apply it luxuriously and leave it overnight on your butt for a smoother, softer butt. 

You could try out the home remedies if there is no skin condition in question. In such an instance, it is highly recommended to consult a dermatologist before trying out different products. 


1. Will I get rough buttocks by sitting at the desk all day? 

You could! If you wear breathable materials, especially innerwear, chances of sweat absorption will be more, reducing chances of buttne, other infections, and heat rashes. You could move around a bit when you feel that your ass is on fire!! 

2. Can I apply oils on the butt to make it softer? 

Oil tends to cause acne flare ups. So it is best avoided by those who have butt acne. If your butt skin is just dry, oil is a good option for moisturizing.

3. What should be my butt skin care regimen to make my butt smooth?

To keep your butt cheeks smooth, moisturize them without fail, exfoliate occasionally, and

Bottom Line

Being a badass does not mean you need one! Do give some quality time to make your butt smooth, for hygiene and smooth sake!

Remember Cameroon Diaz in the skimpy bikini in Charlie’s Angels or Jennifer Lopez in the world cup venue(s) shaking the buttery butt?

So, gurls bottom up!! Now you know how to make your butt smooth! Cheers to awesomeness!???? 

  1. Elsevier B.V. (2023). Keratosis Pilaris Atrophicans. (Online). Available at:
  2. Division of Population Health , National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d). Psoriasis. Online). Available at:
  3. Tokarska, Kamila, et al. "Cellulite: a cosmetic or systemic issue? Contemporary views on the etiopathogenesis of cellulite." Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii 35.5 (2018): 442-446.,7,33343,0,1.html
  4. Ahmad, Shamshad, and Harvinder Popli. "A review on efficacy and tolerability of tea tree oil for acne." Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 9.3 (2019): 609-612.

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Rani is a women’s lifestyle coach with a knack for translating high fashion into accessible, everyday looks. She has helped countless women embrace their personal style, fostering confidence and self-expression.

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