Get Rid Of Body Acne

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When your body produces too much oil, and if you are very active and sweat more, you skin produces acne. Acne is usually associated with breakouts on the face, but body acne can be a huge problem for many people.

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Face vs. Body 

Body acne is a bit different than facial. When you breakout on your body, the technical term for it is folliculitis, which is what doctors consider an infected hair follicle. Regardless of what you want to call it, acne on the body and face looks the same and can be treated with the same products.

Treatment Methods 

Don’t let companies trick you into thinking you need a special product geared towards body acne. The same acne balms, creams, serums and washes you use on your face can be used anywhere else.

If you choose to use your face wash for your body acne, make sure it contains salicylic acid instead of benzoyl peroxide. Although both are used to treat acne and found in many products, benzoyl peroxide is strong enough to bleach clothes as well. You can also try spot treatments that you might use on your face on your chest and back.

In addition to using a gentle body wash that contains salicylic acid, shower more often to help prevent body acne. This is especially good if you workout to rinse off the oil and sweat. Consistent use will reduce inflammation and keep pores unclogged

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Natural Remedies

Use Sea Salt to Cure Back Acne

While diet high on sodium (read salt) may aggravate your acne, sea salt remedy can actually get you rid of them. Although not much research has been done on why sea salt is so effective in eliminating acne, it may be because it is effective in containing bacterial buildup. Salt also effectively dries out your skin, taking away all the oil that cause acne on your back. Those who have used this remedy for back acne, have praised it for quick and effective solution for their bacne. However, whenever you decide to use salt for your back acne remedy, go for sea salt and not the table salt as it has iodine in it which may further make the acne proliferate.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Body Acne Remedy

Apple cider vinegar (ACV), as you might know, is a marvelous ingredient for your body. It may also help you get rid of bacne. ACV does it by balancing the pH of your body which naturally eliminates the acne breakouts. Because…