and Body Acne
Body acne can be much more
stubborn than facial acne, and since traditional means of acne
treatment are rather difficult to apply to areas such as your back,
many people are unsure how to deal with it. Clear5's B5 treatment
method is effective for back and body acne as well, but it is more
useful for prevention of body acne than clearing what is already
there. Since these pimples can stay in the skin for a long time,
there are some other steps you should take in order to get clear
skin sooner rather than later.
The skin texture over areas such as your
back is typically tougher and thicker than the skin that covers your
face. This, combined with the fact that your back does not receive
the same exposure to the elements that your face does, makes for
some stubborn conditions for acne.
Facial acne is often directly related to
your levels of skin oil, and while this plays a role in body acne as
well, body acne is more susceptible to clogged pores that result
from the build-up of dead cells. This is because exfoliation, the
process of shedding the older dead cells on the top layer of your
skin, happens less frequently for areas such as your back.
Whenever you wash your face, use an
exfoliating scrub, or even when a man shaves his face, you are
aiding the exfoliation of your skin. The problem is that this type
of care is usually not given to scrubbing your back in the shower.
If you're used to just lathering up your hands and quickly washing
just as far as you can reach, you're not doing enough. If this is
you, buy a body sponge or back scrubber and some moisturizing body
wash today. Keep in mind that the skin over your back and
shoulders is tougher than the skin on your face, and merely
lathering with your hands may not do the job. Apply body wash to a
sponge or scrubber and wash your back thoroughly each day. Scrubbing
your back and shoulders with a textured sponge or scrubber helps
make sure you scrape away those dead cells before they clog up your
When you start exfoliating the skin on
your body properly, you will probably notice a difference fast.
Combined with acne prevention using Clear5, you'll be on your way
to clear skin. Just keep in mind that exfoliation does not need to
be harsh on your skin. Using a sponge with some texture is good, but
you should not need to press hard against your body. If you irritate
your skin, you will only be inviting new acne to form. For this
reason, a gentle, non-drying body wash is also recommended.