Body acne is just as unsightly and difficult to remove as facial acne. And it is caused by essentially the same factors as facial acne as well, such as clogged pores, excess oil production from hormonal fluctuations, and dirt, dead skin cells, and other debris that collects on the skin. Thoroughly cleansing the skin and treating it with exposed acne treatment will reduce and eventually eliminate the acne on your body, though, especially if you are taking steps to really get at the root cause of the acne, whether it is your diet, your hygiene, medications you are taking, your stress levels, etc.
When it comes to body acne, there are certain areas of the body that are more commonly affected with it than others. Although you have skin all over your body, certain parts of your body are more prone to acne, just as your face is typically the most susceptible to breakouts because it is exposed to the elements, your hands may transfer dirt and debris to the pores on your face, and you sweat from your face as well.
Continue reading to learn about the most common places where body acne is found, along with the reasons why these areas are so prone to breakouts. Then you can take steps to prevent any breakouts before they occur.
Oil glands play a major role in the formation of acne both on your face and throughout your body. Wherever there are excess oil glands, you have an increased risk of developing acne. While you may get a pimple here and there throughout your body, from your arms to your legs, and this is completely normal, more oil glands are found on your chest, back, shoulders, and neck. Therefore, these are the areas of the body that are most commonly affected by severe acne.
Get Rid of Body Acne
Taking steps to reduce the oil production in these areas will reduce and eliminate the acne that forms. Try to maintain these areas by keeping them clean, as they are also areas where a lot of sweat is produced. Use clay masks to soak up any excess oil in these areas of the body as well, and to open up the pores to get any blackheads out too.
If you do develop acne on these areas of the body, use a cleanser that has acne-fighting ingredients, and consider treating the acne with creams specifically designed for combating body acne.