Body Acne : Causes & Treatments

Acne is a bit like the compulsory passage of a majority of women before adulthood. While this stage is believed to be behind us, it sometimes happens that acne occurs in adulthood and on the body. Together, let's learn how to treat and overcome these skin imperfections.

How does acne manifest itself?

Acne tends to start at puberty with hormones. Many people find it heavy daily during this period. It often resolves in the late teens or early twenties. For some people, however, it can linger into their late twenties or thirties or even appear late. We have difficulties living with acne: first, we feel the pain, then we feel discomfort and we suffer from complexes. Acne affects both morale and skin.

It can be mild or severe and affect a lot of areas of the body. Similar to the face, acne can appear on the back, neck, shoulders, chest, and buttocks. If acne is left untreated, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin when blemishes disappear.

Why do I have acne on my body?

First of all, you should know that everyone has the bacteria linked to the outbreak of acne (Cutibacterium Acnes, its scientific name) that lives on the skin. Its appearance depends on the level of oil produced by the body. The more oil there is, the more it will promote the multiplication of this bacteria.

When you are prone to acne it is because you have oil-producing glands that are particularly sensitive to certain hormones that increase in the blood. Dead skin cells are not fleshed out properly, and this leads to clogging of the follicles, which fatally leads to oil buildup and the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.

Two known factors promote acne:

  • genetic factors: if your parents had acne it is likely that you have moderate to severe acne.
  • hormonal factors: for women, before the period, we can see pimples appear.

How to recognize acne on the body?

There are several levels of acne. Mild acne usually consists of a few blemishes and can include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. Severe acne is characterized by many spots or cysts in addition to other blemishes. Very large cysts can develop especially on the back and other parts of the body. Unfortunately and even painfully, these can "burst" or, in the "best" cases, not rupture but leave a scar.

Skin affected by acne may feel tender, warm, or sore.

How to get rid of body acne?

Acne on the body? We say Enough. We no longer want to feel the physical and psychological pain of pimples, we no longer want to experience discomfort daily and we no longer want to suffer from complexes that make life impossible for us. To overcome this scourge, a few tips:

  • Prefer a healthier diet to reduce the appearance of acne: studies prove that diet and acne are linked and this correlation influences the acne breakout. Foods that raise blood sugar levels are a potential trigger for acne.
  • Drink plenty of water during the day: water brings hydration to the skin, reduces skin dryness, and makes pimples disappear.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle: every day we sweat because of the heat or the physical activities. Taking a shower directly after sport is strongly recommended to prevent bacteria from proliferating. Wash daily, or even several times a day if you sweat a lot. We invite you to purchase oil-free cleansing wipes to refresh you during heavy sweating and limit the appearance of pimples.
  • Wash your hair before washing your body so that the chemicals in the shampoo don't leave residue on the skin.
  • Adopt an anti-acne skincare routine.

The recommended anti-acne routine:

First, it is best to avoid breaking pimples and blackheads. Contact and pressure with your fingers can spread acne, infect the skin, and leave scars. Instead, opt for self-service topical and drug treatments in pharmacies and drugstores.


Avène Soap-Free Cleanance Cleansing Gel

We cannot repeat it enough, cleaning is the key to all healthy skin. We choose cleansing gels that effectively cleanse and purify the skin without attacking it.

Avoid soap bars that dry the skin and aggravate acne.


Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Foaming Scrub

Only a few times a week, we gently exfoliate our skin to unclog greasy pores and dislodge dead skin. An energetic rubbing will be painful, create inflammation, and scarring. We prefer to take care of his weakened skin very delicately to reduce the appearance of pimples.

Neutrogena Foaming Scrub is an anti-acne treatment based on Salicylic Acid, recommended by dermatologists.


Lush Tea Tree Water

We use and abuse the Tea Tree which has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties. This tea tree tonic comes in the form of a spray. So practical for reaching complicated areas like the back.


Sanoflore Magnifica Cream

Hydration of the skin is a crucial step in combating acne. You have to be careful about the composition of the product: oil-free and non-comedogenic, you choose a hypoallergenic cream.

You can also get branches of Aloe Vera in an organic store and apply it gently. Aloe vera helps regenerate the skin with its disinfectant properties.

Each skin reacts differently to products. In some, the results can be immediate while in others the effects take longer to be visible. If you don't see any results, see a dermatologist who will help you find a treatment that's right for your skin and body.

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