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The best way to get rid of body acne

Woman who has healed her body acne with MDacne body acne treatment cream

Acne is just the worst. What’s worse than that? The fact that it can ‘pop’ up on areas other than just the face, including chest, back, and even the buttocks. Body acne is actually fairly common—54% of males and 43% of females with facial acne also experience acne on the body. While this phenomenon is considered fairly “normal,” it doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

Body acne is caused by the same factors that trigger facial acne: overactive oil glands, excess dead skin cells, and proliferation of acne-causing bacteria. The good news about that fact? That body acne—just like facial acne—is totally treatable!

The best treatment for body acne should be:

  • Medical-grade FDA cleared anti-acne medication

  • Formulated with full strength micronized benzoyl peroxide 5%

  • Oil-free and non-comedogenic

  • Dermatologist-tested & approved

  • Paraben-free, Phthalates-free, Lanolin-free

  • Contain ingredients to reduce skin redness and post-acne dark spots

  • Cruelty-free and vegan

  • Eco-friendly (recyclable tube)

The best product to treat and prevent body acne

The revolutionary MDacne Body Acne Treatment Cream is formulated with a special, micronized form of benzoyl peroxide (the most effective FDA-approved anti-acne medication). Its smaller particle size is more effective and less irritating than traditional benzoyl peroxide available in drugstores or online. The full-strength benzoyl peroxide is combined with plant-based ingredients proven to reduce skin irritation & inflammation, moisturize the skin, and help fade existing post-acne dark spots.

MDacne body acne treatment cream

What does magic?

  • Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide: penetrates the skin more deeply for greater efficacy with less irritation than traditional BP.

  • Tea Tree Oil: the most potent antimicrobial and antifungal naturally occurring compound with proven medical-grade efficacy on acne.

  • Vitamin C: helps lighten pigmentation, even skin tone, and boost your skin's natural healing.

  • Green Tea Extract: helps lighten pigmentation, even skin tone, and boost skin's natural healing.

  • Cucumber Extract: decreases skin's water loss, enhances the natural protective layer, and decreases sebum production. 

  • Licorice Extract: a potent antioxidant, this has been shown to both prevent and fade brown spots.

  • Vitamin E: antioxidant that prevents free radical skin damage and protects the natural skin barrier.

How to use your MDacne Body Acne treatment cream

1. Start with your MDacne Cleanser

It contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids that boost the effectiveness of your body acne treatment cream. These high effective compounds help unclog your skin pores and help speed up cells for faster reduction of your body acne. Salicylic Acid—the main ingredient in your MDacne Cleanser—breaks up dead skin cells to clear out clogged pores. Most importantly, Salicylic Acid is attracted to oil, so it concentrates in pores with less irritation than other acne cleansers.

2. Apply your MDacne Body Acne treatment cream

The skin on the back, chest, shoulders and upper arms is tougher than facial skin, and it’s OK to use more potent anti-acne cream on these areas than on your face.

Do not apply your body treatment cream on the sensitive skin of the neck, any folds of your skin, including the armpits and genital areas. Wash your hands after application to avoid accidentally spreading to your face or other sensitive areas.

3. Wear an old white T-shirt

As all effective anti-acne body treatment, your MDacne Body Acne treatment cream contains benzoyl peroxide, which can bleach clothing. Therefore, it's best to wear an old white t-shirt for the night.

Important tips for treating your Body and Back Acne

  • Hygiene: Shower ASAP after sweating. Heat and sweat can make acne worse. Make sure you shower right after a workout, or do a quick swipe with an oil-free towelette to tie you over.

  • Clothing: Anything that traps heat against the skin, or causes friction, can also worsen breakouts. This includes sports equipment, backpacks, purse and bra straps, and tight clothing. Try to limit or adjust these triggers as much as possible and keep all clothing (especially these items) fresh and clean!

  • Don’t Touch!: Don't pop or squeeze blemishes. Just as with facial acne, avoid popping your body and back acne pimples. This is a surefire way to cause more inflammation and quite possibly acne scarring.

The Body Acne Treatment is currently available to MDacne subscribers. To subscribe, download the MDacne app today!

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