Preventing Body Acne

BDSC_0516Blackheads and whiteheads can appear anywhere on the face, chest, back, or even lower! Blackheads occurring on the body are most common in those with genetically oily skin. However, a person using comedogenic or acnegenic lotions or body care products can experience blackheads on the body.

Here are 6 tips to help control and prevent body acne:

– Wear natural fibers, or fabrics specifically engineered to draw moisture away from the skin. This is especially important if you’re working out.

– Experiencing acne where you carry a backpack or purse? Carry a bag with your hands instead.

– Shower as soon as possible after perspiring. If you can’t shower, carry a travel-friendly product containing Salicylic Acid to help purify and clear skin of excess oils.

– Wash the affected areas with a cleanser designed for acne-prone skin.

– After allowing the skin to dry, apply a product containing benzoyl peroxide to the affected areas.

– If you often suffer from dry skin, moisturise, using a non-comedogenic moisturiser. Excessively dry skin can lead to breakouts.

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