Do you find yourself with acne in weird places like your breasts, bum, back, and legs? Turns out this is not so weird! Anyone can realistically get zits in anyplace you have skin. You can even get them in places such as your ears and your privates. I had one on my eyebrow ridge once. Ouch! So, how do we deal with these potentially mortifying developments?
Acne versus Ingrown Hair
Sometimes, a pimple may actually be masquerading as an ingrown hair in areas you might remove hair on both men and women. It can be highly misleading, however they occur for different reasons and should be treated accordingly. The good news is that despite the similarities in characteristics such as redness, irritation, and even puss, they both can be aided and relieved with exfoliation. If you determine the red mark is in fact acne, it is best to proceed differently as outlined below.
Reasons for Body Acne
Fascinatingly, even if you do not have acne on your face, you can still get it all over your body. Acne on your body can develop for the same reasons you have acne on your face such as oil and dirt buildup and hormones. You can also develop body acne through a poor diet, wearing tight clothing, excessive perspiration, and pregnancy.
While you can do everything right to prevent body acne, it may simply be your genetics that are the root cause and it may be a perilous fight. Fortunately, it is possible to minimize breakouts and the severity of breakouts, whether they are genetic or not, by following some a daily preventative skincare routine for body acne.
Body Pimple Prevention Practices
- Do not over exfoliate.
- Shower at night for chest and back acne.
- Use a medicated acne body wash.
- If you have long hair, wear it up when you sleep.
- Rinse off after exercise, although you should shower properly.
- Do not prod, probe, or pick zits.
- Wear breathable clothes.
- Clean and change your bedding once a week.
- Eat right and drink plenty of water.
- Reduce the stress in your life!
- Visit the dermatologist if it persists.
Minimize the severity of body acne by taking preventative measures such as rinsing off after exercise and washing your sheets more frequently. You may never be able to eliminate body acne entirely for various reasons; however, you can take control of the breakouts!