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Body Acne: Four Steps To Clearer Skin


It wouldn’t be ACNE WEEK on the MB blog without a discussion about body acne. Primarily located on the back and chest, body acne can happen anywhere on the skin that has hair follicles (pores). For a lot of people with body acne, the condition can be both physically uncomfortable and embarrassing.

Let’s review some basic steps to clear up body acne. These tips may seem super-simple, but, when followed consistently, they’ll make a major difference in the severity and incidence of body acne.

Here it is, STEP ONE: Take a look at the clothes you wear closest to your skin. Are they mostly made of synthetic fabrics that don’t ‘breathe’ well? Switch to cotton undershirts, pajamas and tops.

STEP TWO: Try to take a shower after exercising. Sweat is the perfect breeding ground for the type of bacteria that is responsible for acne.

STEP THREE: Think about what you’re washing your body with. You’ll want to avoid harsh, drying bar soaps and also steer clear of granular scrubs. Your body wash should, however, offer a chemical exfoliant such as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Our AHA Botanical Body Soap is a good choice.

STEP FOUR: Extend your skin care regimen past your face by using a mask twice a week (our Drying Mask would be ideal) as well as other acne treatment products. You can always use a Drying Lotion or Drying Cream to spot-treat acne breakouts on your body, as well as the Buffering Lotion (for Cystic body acne).

Give these steps a try and tell us about your progress!

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.


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