How to Banish Body Acne

Acne can appear on your face, but it can also appear on other parts of your body. Although you can hide body acne with clothing, it can still be frustrating to deal with it. There is no instant cure for body acne, but over time you can banish body acne by employing specific treatments and techniques.

  • Wash your body often. Good hygiene is important in eliminating body acne. You should wash your body regularly with a gentle cleanser and exfoliate once every week with a mild exfoliating scrub. Take care, however, not to “over wash” or “over exfoliate.” Dead skin from over washing and over exfoliating can clog pores and worsen your acne situation.

  • Change your clothes regularly. Wearing clean clothes is also part of good hygiene. After working out, take a shower and change into clean clothes. Sweat and oil remains on your clothes until your wash them. So as soon as your finish working out, take off your clothes and wash your body.
  • Use a spot treatment. If you cannot find a product specifically for body acne, you can use one intended for pimples on the face. Apply the cream to problem areas only. You can apply as directed on the instructions or apply the cream on the acne for twice a day.
  • Use non comedogenic cover ups. If you feel you have to cover this acne, use cosmetics that will not clog your pores. Ask if the concealers or cosmetics you want to purchase are non comedogenic. Usually you can see if the product is non comedogenic by reading the item description.
  • Take a swim at the beach. The salt in the water can help eliminate body acne. Another alternative would be soaking in a tub with salt. Salt is a great acne treatment remedy.
  • Use clean towels. It is important that your towels and the things you rub on your body are clean. If not, the bacteria from these can easily transfer or spread on your body, causing more acne to build up.
  • Avoid picking at your acne. Pricking your acne will cause scarring and can worsen your acne problem. When you prick a pimple the bacteria that comes out will come in contact with the surface area of the skin, thereby aggravating your acne problem.
  • Avoid touching your body with dirty hands. Before you touch your body, make sure you have washed your hands and they are clean. Bacteria from your hands can cause acne on your body.
  • Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. Water helps flush out toxins and cleanse the body. A healthy diet will help you in achieving a healthy body and great skin.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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