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Bacne, back acne, body acne

Hi I've had body acne doe years - back the most, chest area, shoulders and arms. It's been horrible and I can never wear tank topes, short sleeves and bathings suits. I've even gone to a dermatologist and am on a prescription med, but I have horrible and embarrassing scars left behind. What can I do to get rid of them? I tried mural spray and body wash and didn't like it or notice much difference. Please help!

Its going sound corny but it worked for me and my teenage...

Its going sound corny but it worked for me and my teenager son. 1 drink lots of water 2 hot hot showers and baths. It will open your pores up so can use a good body acne cleanser. Nuetragena has a coiple good. One. Poroactive is hands down the best. 3 avoid greesy foods spicy foods sugary sodas etc 4 be active and sweart! Then do the lng hot shower. 5 use light water soluble lotions on your skin. Anything not greasy.

Re: Its going sound corny but it worked for me and my teenage...

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In addition to what others will ask you to try, why don't...

In addition to what others will ask you to try, why don't you try acne regimens that also work on the face? I think if it's good enough for your face, it should be fine for your body, too. Brands, such as REN, Dermadoctor, Origins, and Philosophy are pretty good in my experience. Treat your body acne, like you would your face: cleanse, treat, and moisturize. If all else fails, I think the Clarisonic makes a brush for the body, which I think would definitely help given the right brush head. I hope this helps and good luck!

Hello,   I have some suggestions for you to try or if you...

Hello,

 

I have some suggestions for you to try or if you are on a budget.   Mario Badescu makes a wash for the body that is for body acne.  Also, with the weather being hot and humid, wear clothing made of cotton since cotton is breathable.  Try to stay away from using  any fabric softeners when you wash your clothing and any  perfumed laundry detergents.  Look for the dye-free and frangrance free ones like ALL.  Change your bedding one to two times a week since bacteria and sweat accumulate on them.   Please do not over wash your skin...it just makes it worse.  Try a loofah sponge to clean your body.  When you wash your hair make sure you do not leave any shampoo on your body..this is a trigger for breakouts especially on the upper back and shoulder area. When you finish washing your hair, either wrap it up in a towel or use a shower cap.

 

As for the scars, they are a result of the trauma your skin went through and can take months to heal and fade. Recommending a cream for this could irritate your skin more.   You might want to try the Clarisonic  if your finances  permit it.  I hope this helps.......... 

They make a Clarisonic for the body, but I've had success...

They make a Clarisonic for the body, but I've had success with the product Murad makes for this very reason. And it sprays upside down so you can apply it yourself.

You could try body washes with salicylic acid like murad...

You could try body washes with salicylic acid like murad and proactive. You really need to make sure you are faithful in the routine you pick. Make sure you dry your back really well and don't use heavy lotions or anything to aggravate your acne that might make it work. Avoid anything that you don't have to use on it.

For your body acne try the purple spectro jel it kills th...

For your body acne try the purple spectro jel it kills the bacteria found on the surface of your skin which causes acne.

For a face wash I recommend oil-free acne wash cream cleanser 

For the past, present and future signs of acne try 

1. Clearasil or Oxy-cleansing pads (present pimples) 

2. Neutrogena- All-in-1 facial lotion ( helps with past present and future acne marks)

3. Clean and clear- dual action moisturizer ( treats and prevents pimples)

 

I have serious chest and shoulder acne as well as regular...

I have serious chest and shoulder acne as well as regular facial acne. I've been perfecting my at home affordable, green regiment and at least 2x a week I make a coffee scrub which is-- coffee grounds, sugar and a little bit of soy milk (just use coffee grounds from your morning cup!) I use it all over affected areas, its messy but so effective! Then rinse it off with as hot of water as you can stand to open up the pores, then as a final step I rub ice into it to close up my pores. Also, do NOT under any circumstances dry skin that has acne, its just as bad as having excess oil. Use a light scentless moistuirizer I use Cetaphil, its hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

 

Another awesome thing for acne prone skin is jojoba oil, you can find it for cheap in bulk at puritan dotcom I got the aroma therapy one and just add a few drops into my moisturizer. NOTE: jojoba is known for "purging" the skin it takes up to 3 weeks of using it to purge your skin of all the impurities but STICK WITH IT. It's so worth it, it got really discouraging for awhile but just think of how much gunk you're getting out of your skin.

 

A great spot treatment is 100% all natural tea tree oil from either New Zealand or Australia, it can get pretty expensive if you buy just a few onces at Bo or other shops, once again, WAAY cheaper in bulk at previously mentioned website. Its also good to add to your shampoo- rather than paying extra for salon brands infused with it or even a cup of tea for cleansing your digestive tract.

 

-Axis

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