Even though a lot of people talk about face acne, acne appears at different parts of the body including the chest and the back. Everyone has pores on their skin and when they get clogged, acne forms. Chest acne is basically just the development of pimples on your chest, and it’s often a combo of blackheads, whiteheads and red, inflamed bumps. In as much as chest acne may not be as visible as face acne, they can really be a bother. Here are ways to get rid of them.
1. Get an acne-specific body wash
Get body-washes that contain salicylic acid as they remove excess oils and dead skin cells and also treats acne by drying it out. You can get these; Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash or CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser.
2. Bath often
Since you’re trying to remove elements that block your pores like dead cells, bacteria and dirt, you need to bath at least twice a day even if the weather feels too cold.
3. Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliation allows the excess keratin that’s clogging your pores to come out for good. Also, dead skin cells don’t always shed on their own. They can end up staying in your pores and clogging them, leading to acne and exfoliation removes them. Exfoliation is also great for treating the hyperpigmentation that may appear on your chest once your acne is gone.
4. Spot treatments
Most spot treatments contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide but salicylic acid is preferred. Benzoyl peroxide, while helpful, can stain your fabrics so make sure you’re wearing a light-coloured tee once you put it to use. Before you apply the product, do a patch test to make sure you don’t have any bad reactions. Also, salicylic acid tends to be toxic when applied to large areas and so make sure you’re applying it to spots.
5. Check your post-workout routine
If you like to stay in your sweaty outfits after a workout, you may need to reconsider that action. Staying in sweaty clothes can both cause and worsen body breakouts. If for reasons beyond your control, you have to stay in your workout clothes after a sweat session, use wipes to clean your chest area.
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