Eliminate Pesky Body Acne

Guest Contributor: Sarah Ban

May 29, 2021

The Pitfalls That Cause Body Acne—And How to Eliminate Them

If facial acne is the worst, then body acne comes in a close second. Common on the chest and back area, body acne can be equally frustrating to deal with, especially for those who tend to be more active or are prone to blemishes. Here, we’ll discuss the simple precautions—and steps—to take to minimize the appearance of those pesky breakouts.

The Main Causes of Body Acne

Similar to facial acne, body acne is caused by the perfect storm of microbes, excess oil production, and other factors that lead to pore congestion and imbalance, redness, and irritation—the root of it all being a compromised skin barrier. Heat and sweat also aggravate the condition.

How to Prevent and Minimize Body Acne

First thing’s first: Make some simple tweaks to your daily habits.

Shower right after a workout or outdoor summer activity to prevent sweat and bacteria from sitting on your skin. The more time they have to sit there, the more you risk clogging your pores.

There’s an unlikely culprit in your shower that might be causing body acne: loofahs and bath sponges. While they make you feel squeaky clean, the amount of bacteria that festers on them might not be doing you any favors. These tools might also be causing you to scrub too aggressively on your skin, weakening your skin barrier.

You should also wear clothing made from breathable materials like cotton to minimize irritation and change your towels often. Think about how often they hang damp—they’re bacteria breeders!

Last but not least, invest in skincare products that effectively work to keep your pores clear without damaging your skin. While most body acne products attempt to zap bacteria by stripping skin of its natural oils, Epionce’s products tackle body acne by boosting the health of the skin barrier, diminishing irritation and sensitivity, and getting rid of bacteria and congested pores.

In the shower, cleanse with Purifying Wash instead of a loofah. It incorporates new therapeutic botanicals with salicylic acid to help clear acne blemishes without overdrying the skin.

If you have active acne spots (or areas that stubbornly break out regularly), apply Purifying Spot Gel, which was clinically proven to rapidly reduce those challenging, painful acne blemishes faster than leading prescription products. Formulated with therapeutic botanicals such as spearmint, coconut, rice bran and paprika, as well as key actives sulfur (4%) and resorcinol monoacetate (3%), this potent formula helps get rid of blemishes as quickly as possible.

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