Posted by Michelle on 3/25/2014 to Skin Advice
The horror! You get out of the shower and find that your back or chest has a cluster of... little... red... unwelcome... dots. Body acne. Sound familiar? Here's what you do. We've all been there and usually the cause of such an issue is from either stress, or using workout equipment that wasn't wiped down well enough. The problem now isn't how you got these small packages of love, but rather how are going to be rid of them?
Here we are going to go over the possible treatments for curing these annoyances.
1. Invest in a loofah
These babies are great for exfoliating the skin. Since acne occurs when pores are clogged the best thing you can do is make sure that they are cleaned. By exfoliating, you are opening up your pores and allowing soap and water to clean them out. This will take out any excess oil and dirt that has built up in the area over the course of the day.
2. Use a topical at night or just after a shower
Using a topical product will help in taking care of your skin when you are about to head out or call it for the night. Topicals range from pads with a chemical treatment that you can rub into the problem area or using witch hazel, which is a natural anti-acne treatment you can use that doesn't cost an arm or a leg. These topicals will help dry out the area and make the acne shrink in size over time.
3. Use tea tree cleansers
Tea tree cleansers are impregnated with anti-inflammatory properties that calm aggravated skin while it removes impurities such as sebum and dirt. This in turn will help dry out the additional acne that may be just growing under the skin and keep it at bay over time.