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Spring is almost here, and before you know it,
summer will be upon us. Don't wait to take your shirt off to get rid of your
body acne. If you start now, by then, you will have made some clear skin to
show off! Here are our top tips on how to say "goodbye!" to body
Cause of Body Acne
Women and men that have active physical
lifestyles tend to suffer more with body acne primarily due to androgens that
are the main stimulator of sebaceous glands. Acne results from the over
secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands and inflammation that follows too
much sebum clogging the pores and mixing with acne bacteria that will cause
inflammation known as pimples, cysts, lesions, etc. More acne occurs where the
skin surface has a greater concentration of sebaceous glands, and where
perspiration is more prevailing. The most common sites for acne are, therefore,
the face, back and chest.
Treatment for Body Acne
Since body acne (acne on the chest, back,
shoulders and neck) is harder to treat then facial acne, it requires a longer
and more intense treatment regimen to see results.
The back is made up of tougher skin with thousands of sebaceous glands
that can produce excess levels of oil, making this area more susceptible to the
formation of cysts and nodules which actually require a longer treatment period.
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Body Acne Do's and
1 - Take a shower following exercise. This
will help to wash away excess oils, sweat and dead skin cells preventing
bacteria to settle in your clogged pores (reducing the incidence of body acne).
2 - Wear loose clothing made from natural,
breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. This clothing will decrease
perspiration and will not rub sweat and oil in to the skin.
3 - Diet
and Lifestyle. Cutting out greasy, fatty foods, and sugary foods as well as
trying to reduce everyday stress can help rebalance your body.
4 - Harsh
acne agents are not recommended since they can dry and irritate the skin.
Drying soaps and harsh cleansers containing salicylic acid or alcohol can not
only dry and irritate, but they can actually stimulate more oil secretion as
the skin will try to protect itself against the dryness. Instead, Witch
Hazel can be used to enhance your daily cleaning routine since it also
reduces inflammation and its astringent properties help skin tissue regenerate.
5 - Our Soothing
Body Acne Oil helps calm inflammation and redness. The essential oils
have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, which also help to control the
bacteria on the skin surface.
the oils together and keep in a dark glass bottle. Massage daily over all the
acne areas. When the skin has absorbed the oil, freshen with a mixture of
witch hazel or aloe vera gel. The gel contains a hormone that accelerates wound
healing, and it has mild antiseptic and antibiotic qualities.