How to get rid of chest acne?

woman with chest acne

Chest acne back acne and acne on the buttocks are huge common problem that are frequently disregarded by the common physicians.

How can I prevent chest acne? 
1. People that suffer of chest acne of other type of body acne should always start with a few simple changes in their habits. Chest and body acne in general are frequently started by excessive heat, sweat, and clothes rubbing on these areas. Damp sweaty exercise clothes can rub on the chest and back while rough jeans can rub on the buttock and thighs. This friction should be avoided and everyone , should shower immediately after a warm day at work or sports activity.

2. People with acne look for oil-free moisturizers for their face but forget their chest and rub on it oily body pore clogging lotions. If you have acne on your chest back or buttocks you need to avoid oily rich body lotions or oily body moisturizers. These can cause or make you r acne on that area worse.

3. To prevent body acne including body on eth chest back and buttocks you will also need to have a good diet. Although diet alone does not cause face or body acne, a recent study from last year study have found that people with acne consumed more sugar and refined carbohydrates (white flour, pastries etc.) than people without acne. Another study found that increased sugars in the diet is linked to 20-30% greater risk of developing acne. Similar data was related to high intake of cow’s milk and dairy.

What is the best teatment for chest acne?
The skin on the chest is different that skin on your face. It has less sebaceous glands per square inch that than the face and can easily irritated by retinoids. ​Thus, retinoids (Differin, Epiduo and retinoic acid) should NOT be used on chest acne)

Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide-based cleansers are your best bet for conquering chest acne. The best combination would be a salicylic acid acne cleanser to remove dirt and sweat from your chest or back and leave on benzoyl  peroxide cream for the night.  Salicylic acid helps remove excess oil and exfoliates dead cells from the surface of the skin. Benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria and helps reduce inflammation. To be effective you salicylic acid body wash should stay on your body for at least 3 minutes before you was it off.

Salicylic acid cleansers such as the MDacne hydrating cleanser that have plant-based additives such as aloe vera and green tea provide better efficacy with lees irritation.  The best topical treatment for chest, back and body acne is benzoyl peroxide.  New formulations of  benzoyl  peroxide use special micro particle  of the active compound to increase penetration in the  skin pores, boosting efficacy and reducing irritation.  The newest body acne treatment medications include also plants  based additive s such as tea tree oil that have anti-bacterial properties’ , providing a faster anti-acne effect. 

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