Body acne can turn even the bravest superhero into someone ashamed to take off his shirt at the pool. Mister Private knows.
Body acne occurs on the chest, back and buttocks. Itís usually caused by perspiration and tight-fitting clothing. Your pores become clogged and you get acne pimples. Backpacks and purses and bra straps can worsen this condition. Men who use steroids are also prone to body acne. Body acne can be stubborn, since the skin on your back, for example, is much thicker than on your face. To clear up body acne, you should shower immediately after sweating. Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis but remember to be gentle and not to pick at it. Use a specially formulated body wash like Neutrogena Body Clear to fight acne. Always use a clean washcloth or poof.
You should wash daily with a salicylic acid-based cleanser and use 10% benzoyl peroxide cream as spot treatment overnight. There are also special products, like sprays, on the market now for treating body acne. Your doctor could even prescribe you an oral antibiotic. You should use products and detergents that are fragrance free. Research suggests that Vitamin A, Vitamin B5 and Zinc supplements can assist in keeping skin healthy.
Body acne can take up to six weeks to clear up, so donít get impatient. In the meantime, you can get a spandex suit and a cape and hang out with Mister Private. Your secret is safe with me.