According to research, 9.4% of the world’s population has acne in one form or another. Although it is quite a common condition, it still causes many to lose self-confidence and hide behind closed doors, including celebrities. Rather than give up hope, it’s better to take steps to treat the cause rather than the symptoms and stay acne free.
We list some of the simplest tips to help control body acne and let the sunshine on bare skin.
How to Get Rid of Body Acne
Don’t let sweat sit on your skin, take a shower.
Exercise helps a lot for anyone with acne, considering the fact that you also expel toxins through sweat. But the only mistake that can exacerbate body or back acne is letting sweat build up on your skin.
Take a shower to get rid of sweat and dirt as quickly as possible, and remember to wash your training clothes well.
Make exfoliation a part of your body’s skincare.
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A gentle exfoliation with salicylic acid can help to deeply cleanse your skin and remove sweat, dirt, and anything else that will clog your pores and lead to even more acne.
Additionally, exfoliation also removes dead skin cells, renewing your skin in the process.
Switch to breathable fabrics and loose fits.
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Tight clothing can further irritate the skin by rubbing the pores and also trapping sweat and dirt on the skin.
Try to wear loose clothing and choose natural fabrics over synthetics to give your skin more room to breathe.
Keep your long hair off your back.
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Long back hair can also add dirt and grime to your back, causing shoulder pain and back acne. If you’re wearing a backless top or dress, it’s a good idea to keep your hair out of your back.
Also, don’t let shampoos and conditioners run down your back when you shower, as they can also clog your pores.
Choose skincare products based on the ingredients.
You might love a skincare brand’s packaging, ease of availability, or even the scent, but when it comes to acne-prone skin, you need to watch ingredient labels.
In addition to salicylic acid, which we’ve already mentioned, products with tea tree oil, white willow bark, and others can help reduce acne.
Have you tried any of these tips to reduce acne? What were the results and what is your trick to reduce body acne?
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