Let Olay’s expert tips help banish your body acne and that fear of showing some skin.
Did You Know?
- Body acne is very common, almost as common as facial acne
- The most common places for body breakouts are the back and chest
- The same glands that cause acne on your face also cause acne on your body
If you do suffer from facial acne, you are more likely to also suffer from body acne
Tips for Beating Body Breakouts
Exfoliation is the first step in clearing body breakouts. By removing a layer of dead skin, you are getting rid of the buildup that can otherwise clog your pores. Do not use a wash cloth or loofah since they store dead skin and bacteria and make your body acne worse.
Your current body wash may not solve your body acne problem. You will need to treat your body breakouts with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, which is found in most acne cleansers.
Keeping your skin too dry will actually cause your skin to produce more oil. Be sure to use a light-weight moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores.
Additional Prevention Tips
Rinse Off After Working Out
After a workout, immediately rinse off and change your gym clothes. The sweat and dirt on your skin can create a breeding ground for breakout causing bacteria.
Beware of Hair
Keep long hair off of your back since many hair care products can leave pore-clogging residue on your skin.