Let me just start by saying, acne is natural, normal and nothing to fret over. But, let’s get real – acne can get excruciating for a lot of people, in a lot of ways. No, I’m not talking about the tiny zit that pops up as a by-product of PMS or that gush of blackheads that shows up when you sleep with makeup on; real acne – cystic, papules and pustules as well as bacterial acne – that can be really painful and gruelling to deal with. And, if this phenomenon occurring on the face wasn’t enough, we now have to deal with body acne as well. If you’re looking at reversing your body acne by strategically mapping out a treatment plan for it, here’s a guide that can help you out.
Why, In The First Place, Does Body Acne Occur?
We all know that the skin type of your face and body can be different with certain people. However, what remains constant (in most cases) are the causes of acne. More often than not, it’s that very set of factors (that could have different influences) like clogged pores, sweat and dirt accumulation that usually promote the spread of acne in a particular region of the skin – face or body. Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta, celebrity dermatologist and founder, ISAAC Luxe, elaborates on this, “Your skin may act up as a result of poor cleanliness and excessive sweating. While sweating can clear your pores, the presence of dirt, oil, and dead cells that obstruct them can lead to body acne. The best strategy to combat this is to clean your skin on a regular basis with mild foam, salicylic acid body wash.”
There’s More To It
“Body acne is most commonly caused in teenagers due to their fluctuating hormone levels or genetics. Other external factors that may cause body acne could be high levels of humidity and using pore-clogging products. Oily and greasy skin is the most susceptible to body acne flare-outs. It is most…