Body acne is always a pain. It can often prove to be more stubborn than facial acne, and the fact that it commonly lies in spots that are either difficult to reach and/or frequently covered by clothes makes it hard to treat with typical methods. Here are a few tips that may help you win the fight against acne below your neck.
Shower regularly, and get yourself a back scrubber. This might seem like common sense, but the fact is that a lot of people don’t shower on a consistent or daily basis – and some that do don’t bother to wash their entire bodies. So get yourself a moisturizing body wash and make sure to actually use it regularly. And don’t settle for barely reaching those difficult areas such as your back. If you’re not scrubbing well, washing alone isn’t going to do you much good, especially on the tougher areas of your skin such as your back. Get a bath sponge with a nice long handle so you can clean your entire body with ease.
Use an internal acne treatment. One of the best things about supplements such as vitamin B5 acne treatment is that they treat acne over your whole body at once. Topical treatments only help where they are directly applied, which is a huge limitation if you have body acne. Start using an internal treatment and stick with it, as body acne can take a bit longer to eliminate than facial acne. Existing blemishes can stubbornly hold out in the thick skin of your back, even if an internal treatment is effectively preventing new ones.
Consider an exfoliating topical treatment. Because your skin can be tougher and thicker in the areas where body acne occurs, it’s a good idea to promote exfoliation and strip away those outer layers of dead skin cells before they build up. This can help eliminate those stubborn existing acne spots that seem to stay for months. There are topical sprays with salicylic acid that are fairly easy to apply, and can help with speeding the exfoliation process.
Get a little sun. Too much sun is bad, but as I’ve mentioned recently, a little sun ach day is actually good for your health. Allowing your skin limited sun exposure (without sunscreen, about 15 minutes per day is usually good) can help promote exfoliation and enhance circulation, and ultimately help you heal from acne scars faster than you would otherwise. Not everyone has this opportunity on a regular basis, but if you can make the time, go ahead and let your skin soak up a few rays.