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Friday, June 20, 2008

Just like facial acne, back and chest acne are very common because there are so many sebaceous glands on these parts of the body. You may also develop acne on your shoulders, arms and even butt. Body acne can appear in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pustules, and cysts or legions, which can not only be pesky, but also painful.Body acne is not always easy to treat, especially on the hard-to-reach back area, and is often more difficult to treat than facial acne because body skin is thicker. But with the right regimen, it can be successfully treated. Here are some effective tips on how to get rid of body acne:

Wash the acne-prone areas daily using an anti-bacterial soap with a salicylic acid-based cleanser and SD alcohol 40.
Gently use a loofah and exfoliating scrub while you’re in the shower to get rid of dead skin cells. Do not scrub the area roughly, which will only increase irritation and inflammation.
Wash acne-prone areas immediately after heavy perspiration. Take a shower as soon as you can after you’re done exercising or sweating heavily on a hot day.
Keep your facial and body skin clean every day and be careful not to trigger acne or rashes by wearing very tight clothing or heavy backpacks.
Wear breathable fabrics, like cotton, in order to induce evaporation of sweat.
Use a body cleanser specifically for fighting acne. Something that washes out the debris in your pores to help keep them clean.
Avoid using heavy creams and lotions on affected areas.

* Understand that body acne is different then facial acne. The pores on the body are much different than the pores that are on your face, so they must be treated differently.
* If you have long hair, get all of the oil and shampoo out of your hair when washing.
* Change your diet. You need to get more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds into your diet. These things provide you with a lot of essential vitamins and minerals that will keep your body acne free.
* Stress causes acne. Try to cut down on the stress in your life.
* Keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks to know whether or not your regimen is working, so don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results.

* Don't scrub your skin roughly. It can cause irritation and inflammation.
* Don't pick at the acne because it can lead to further irritation and possible scarring.


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