How to Get Rid of Body Acne
Understanding what kind of acne you have is the first step in correctly treating it. Using the right products in the right way is the key to getting and staying clear, whether your acne is on your face or if you have back acne or chest acne.
Body acne can be difficult to treat and generally doesn’t respond to traditional treatment methods which often include rounds of oral antibiotics.Getting rid of body acne includes the right amount of exfoliation and topical antibacterial action to prevent the formation of micro acne lesions, the beginning of the vicious acne cycle. Treatment for body acne means having a consistent morning and evening home care routine in addition to regular professional treatments for at least a 3 month period before seeing any significant results.
If your body acne or back acne is inflamed, red, painful and pustular, you need less aggressive exfoliation (at least initially) and more antibacterial work. We recommend a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cleanser, a strong 15% mandelic serum and at least a 5 or 10% benzoyl peroxide gel. We will have you use these products slowly until your skin gets used to them, at which point you will be using them daily, if not twice a day. An interesting side note on inflamed acne, we often see bad cases of inflammation on the body linked to frequent whey or soy protein shake use and/or steroids for bodybuilding. These products act like hormones in the body and if taken in excess can trigger acne flare-ups.
Conent provided courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic. Wendy Christman is a Face Reality Acne Specialist providing body acne treatments in the Olympia, Wa area.