How to Get Rid of Body Acne
Out of all the types of acne, body acne can cause acne sufferers the most heartbreak and embarrassment. It is not uncommon for people with breakouts on their backs and chests to shy away from public outings. If you have suffered from body acne, you’ve probably thought twice about wearing a strapless dress to a school dance or going shirtless at the pool. You probably constantly fear that people will notice your acne.
It really doesn’t seem fair does it? As if suffering from acne on your face isn’t enough, you also have breakouts on your back and chest? Skintherapy Skincare and Acne Clinic understands and we want to help you clear your body acne! We want you to be happy and confident in your own skin and we have the knowledge on body acne, as well as a successful technique in clearing breakouts to promise real results. Please read below to see a little bit about how we help clear client’s skin when they are suffering from body acne.
What is the first step in clearing your skin?
Like all acne, understanding the type of acne that you have on your body is the key to treating it. This is why it is just as important to work with an Acne Specialist while treating your body acne as it is when treating the acne on your face.
Once we understand the type of acne you are suffering from, we start a program of the right amount of exfoliation and topical antibacterial action to begin the process of preventing the formation of micro acne lesions.
If you have red body acne that is painful and pustular, we will start you on a program of less aggressive exfoliation and more aggressive antibacterial work.
If your body acne is more timid with a non-inflamed, bumpy texture and lots of build up and blackheads – you need to be on a program of high exfoliation and less antibacterial work. Different variations of our scrubs, benzoyl peroxide creams, mandelic serums and other alpha-hydroxy acids are going to kick your body acne to the curb. You just need to make sure to use them in the right way, every morning and evening.
Some extra tips and habits to help clear body acne.
1. Make sure you are washing your shirts and sheets in acne safe detergent like Cheer -Free, Arm and Hammer Free. Detergents that are fragrance free are best.
2. Wear breathable fabrics. You want airflow to your problem areas and as little sweat as possible. (This is especially important while you are sleeping.)
3. Stay away from whey or soy protein. We often see inflamed body acne in relation to frequent use of whey or soy protein shakes and/or steroid use in body builders or athletes. These products act like hormones in the body and if taken in excess can trigger acne flare-ups.
Should you be coming in for professional treatment when fighting your body acne?
Absolutely! We usually see the best results in our clients after three months of consecutive professional treatment and consistent use of our topical products. Extractions will absolutely help clear your body acne!
Remember, body acne can be successfully cleared by taking the correct steps and using the right products on your chest or back acne. Come see us at Skintherapy Skincare and Acne Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah.