Quite a number Ghanaian Teenagers suffer from Body acne or Zits below the neckline.
Sweat can clog skin pores and lead to breakouts all over. Other things that can cause body acne are tight fitting clothing ( It traps sweat against the skin, leading to clogged pores and blemishes) stress and hormones. Body acne commonly pops up on the chest and back.
1. To zap body acne and prevent it from coming back, you can wash your body daily with a salicylic acid based cleanser. Look for this ingredient on product labels.
2. Shower daily and be sure to shower as soon as possible anytime you have been sweating – such as after playing sports, working outside or just being in the sun. After your shower, you can follow up by a body moisturizer that contains Alfa Hydroxy acid. This will exfoliate skin and help prevent breakouts, without drying skin out.
3. At Nighttime you can treat body acne just like facial acne, by applying an acne zapping gel or cream at the effected parts.
4. If your body acne is particularly bad and wont respond to this treatment after about a month, you will probably need to see a dermatologist.
By kwaku Oteng/Ghanamma.com