Tips For Body Acne - Our Favorite Products For Keeping Your Skin Clear

Here are our tips and tricks for keeping body acne at bay, as well as our favorite products for managing body breakouts.
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Feb. 28
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!It’s normal to experience body acne from time to time. Just like the pores on our face, the pores on our body can clog when we sweat or come in contact with bacteria. It’s also very normal to experience body acne when your hormones are changing. Although body acne can be very frustrating, it’s something that you can manage with a little bit of TLC. Here’s what to do to prevent and manage body breakouts, as well as some of the most effective products for treating them. Tips For Managing Body AcneIf you struggle with body acne on a regular basis, a few simple lifestyle changes can dramatically improve your situation. Here are some helpful tips for consistently clear skin. 1. Always shower after you exercise. The sweat your body produces during a workout can quickly clog your pores and cause breakouts. The sooner you can shower, the less likely the bacteria will be to settle into your pores and cause irritation. Use a gentle cleanser without harsh scents or chemicals that could irritate your skin further. 2. Exfoliate your body regularly. When dead skin cells sit on your skin for too long, they can also clog your pores and cause acne. Body scrubs are a great way to get the dead skin cells off, and they typically leave your skin feeling fresh and smelling great as well! 3. If you’re particularly prone to body acne, avoid wearing tight clothing. Constricting fabrics can irritate your skin and make it more likely for bacteria to settle into your pores. Look for loose, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. 4. Wash your sheets regularly. We don’t often realize it, but sweat and bacteria can build up on our bedsheets, particularly during the warmer months of the year. Wash your sheets every week to prevent bacteria buildup and avoid breakouts. 5. Pay attention to what you eat. You’ll be more likely to break out if you’re eating foods that are high in sugar and oils. Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables to get the vitamins your body needs, as well as a good balance of whole grains and protein. 6. Stay hydrated. Water is essential for keeping your skin balanced. When you’re dehydrated, your skin will overproduce oils, so your pores will be much more likely to clog. You should also apply a light body moisturizer every day - this will also nourish your skin and prevent your body from over-producing oil. Best Products For Managing Body AcneWhen you’re dealing with tricky body acne, sometimes you need to use products specifically designed to remove those spots. Here are some of our favorite products to beat body acne and keep your skin clear. SkinCeuticals Exfoliating CleanserWhile this product is marketed as a face cleanser, you can also use it on your back, chest, arms, and any other areas that experience breakouts. It uses small pumice beads to physically exfoliate, but it also contains chemically exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin cells and brighten skin. It doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, dyes, alcohol, or anything else that might irritate sensitive skin. Salicylic acid soothes breakouts, while glycolic acid acts as a chemical exfoliant. Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body SoapThis body wash is excellent for clearing up body acne because it contains alpha hydroxy acids, which are potent enough to dry out even the most stubborn zits, while also removing the dead skin cells that often cause body breakouts. However, unlike many potent body washes, this one won’t dry your skin out. This soap has grapefruit extract and ginseng for an invigorating scent, and fruit enzymes nourish your skin and leave it looking brighter. Paula’s Choice Acne Body SprayThis spray is full of soothing ingredients that can help calm a breakout quickly. It contains 2% salicylic acid, which helps to clear blemishes and acne scarring. This spray is gentle enough for sensitive skin, and it’s great for clearing breakouts on your back and other places that are hard to reach. This product not only clears acne, but it also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. It’s also great for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the body.
Clear Acne Body Spray, PAULA'S CHOICE, cherie
PAULA'S CHOICEClear Acne Body Spray
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch SurfaceWe’ve all seen the face patches that you can use to treat acne, but now there’s a version for your body as well. This version from Hero Cosmetics is a much larger patch that you can use to cover breakouts on your chest, back, or any other part of your body. It has a strong adhesive to prevent it from peeling off during the day, but is still flexible enough to comfortably fit the contours of your body. The patches contain hydrocolloid, which sucks the oil and dirt out of your pimples while also protecting them from external irritants.
Mighty Patch Surface, HERO COSMETICS, cherie
HERO COSMETICSMighty Patch Surface
Peter Thomas Roth Max Correction Complexion PadsWhen you’re dealing with body acne on the go, carry these breakout-fighting pads with you - they’re easy to swipe over any problem areas for a shot of healing nutrients. These pads contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid to fight breakouts and chemically exfoliate for brighter, clearer skin. They also contain soothing extracts like aloe vera and green tea to calm down irritated skin. In addition to being very effective for breakouts, these complexion pads also have a delicious peach bellini scent that make them fun to use. Murad Acne Body WashThis body wash from Murad is one of the most effective options for treating body acne without irritating or drying out skin. Like many other body acne products, it contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which clear breakouts and remove dead skin cells. It also contains licorice root and green tea extracts, which are very soothing for irritated skin. This body wash is excellent for all skin types and doesn’t contain any parabens or sulfates. Body acne can be very frustrating, but it’s something that many people deal with throughout the course of their lifetime. Incorporating these body acne products into your daily routine can help you keep your skin clear and healthy.
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