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
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
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 Epionce Purifying Wash instead of a loofah. It incorporates new
therapeutic botanicals with salicylic acid to help clear acne blemishes without over drying the
If you have active acne spots (or areas that stubbornly break out regularly), apply Epionce
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
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Thanks for reading ~ Dr.Bhogal at Ethereal Rejuvenation Clinic