We’ve probably all experienced a blemish on our back or chest at some point in time! I know I have. While I haven’t necessarily experienced full on ‘bacne’ as it’s often referred to as, I definitely experience a blemish on my chest or upper back here and there. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes it gets in the way of what I want to wear or God forbid I have to be in a swimsuit. (I cannot stand the fabric of swimsuits and cringe whenever I think about it 😉 It’s like the cringe I get when you walk in snow in your ski boots!) Yikes! Anyways… it can effect you in more ways than not and there are ways to get rid of it.
Sebum, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, can build up in the hair follicles on your back & chest and clog them. A clogged follicle will break down and form a blemish. You can also experience body acne due to your detergents, workout clothes, perfume and even hair care products.
If you’re seeing some blemishes popup this summer, there are definitely some ingredients you can look for in products before you pick away and do more harm than good –
- Glycolic acid – An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates into the skin’s layers to exfoliate and remove dirt and oil that are most likely to cause bacne.
I just recommended a product with glycolic acid to a Cheeky that will help her with her sudden chest acne she is getting from starting a new sweat intensive workout.
#CheekyConfidential Medical grade glycolic acid is best – the brand Glytone is recommended in dermatologist offices & most trusted
- Benzoyl peroxide – Helps to clean deep and neutralize the skin without drying it out.
- Salicyclic acid – This beta hydroxy acid (BHA) derived from willow bark helps increase cell turnover to promote healing, while reducing irritation and breakouts.
- Hyaluronic acid – Helps to soothe and bring back much needed moisture in your skin.
This ingredient has been really gaining popularity in the skincare industry as of late
- Green tea – While I’m not the most organic person on this earth, I do find that green tea that can be very effective for body acne, but it can be drying so make sure you compensate with a good lotion.
If you’re in the market for some new products to help improve your bacne that’s been popping up this summer or throughout the year, we’ve got some great recommendations!
Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash $33 #CheekysChoice
DCL Clean Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator $40 #CheekysChoice
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Celebrate that beautiful back of yours and get the bacne under control! Make sure you use a great body moisturizer so you don’t experience too much dryness with these products.