Body acne! If having adult acne wasn’t bad enough, we are often faced with our spots moving south onto our body, setting up camp on our necks, back, chest and even our arms. Just like the spots on our face they can either be in concentrated areas or dotted around the body, both annoying and unattractive. The most annoying thing about the body acne (apart from all of it), is that it effects your wardrobe and confidence to get your body out when it can be covered in acne/spots. From your beach wear in the summer, to avoiding that backless number you wanted to buy for a night out, it can be very annoying. Luckily help is available at home and in clinic to get rid of body acne and put you back in control of your own body.
How do you know I have body acne?
They can be pretty obvious and just like the acne/spots which appear on your face, they are on your body. If you have body acne you are most likely going to see them on your neck (by your hairline), upper back, upper chest, upper arms and shoulders. You can even get body acne, even if you don’t have acne on your face (great). This is because these areas on the body have more sebaceous glands, which produce the oil in your skin. Unfortunately these spots can be even bigger and painful than the spots you find on your face, because the sebaceous glands are more concentrated and over more area.
The same way you get acne/spots on your face is the exactly the same way you get them on your body. The over production of oil known as sebum from the sebum glands along with bacteria and build-up of dead skin cells (attractive) clog pores allowing the bacteria to multiply. Unfortunately the spots on your body can be even bigger/painful than the spots you find on your face, because the sebaceous glands are more concentrated and spread over a larger area. Another factor to throw into the equation is through hygiene and sweating. Although sweating isn’t a direct cause for body acne, it can aggravate spots too by clogging pores even more and allowing bacteria to breed. A regular problem for regular gym bunnies. It’s common in the summer to get an increase in body acne, as the humidity can increase surface oils and restrict your skin from breathing
How do I get rid of body acne then?
Just like our treatments for facial acne, we are able to perform ACNE SKIN PEELS treatments for all areas on the body. Our skin peels tailored for acne management, contain active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid (known as the acne buster) are designed to control excessive oil production, un-block pores and reduce bacterial inflammation
If your body acne is on the unpleasant side them you may need a stronger treatment such as ACNE IPL TREATMENT to help rid the bacteria. The treatment is designed to heal acne spots by flooding the skin with oxygen & destroying acne causing bacteria clogging the pores. This treatment can be performed on the body and the face, with best results from a course of treatments.
If you are suffering with extreme body acne then you most likely have to suffer in silence with acne scarring. Acne scarring tends to come from more active acne where the tissue is damaged beneath and your body doesn’t produce enough collagen to support the healing of the scar. The GENUINE DERMAROLLER treatment is used to restore collagen by pricking thousands of microneedle columns into the skin to kick start collagen production. This shocks the skin to start pumping out more collagen and gives orders to send it back into the dermis allowing it repair itself naturally… Simples!
Nothing could be simpler than jumping into the shower to give your body acne a good clean and see a difference within weeks…. And this can be done. A must for gym bunnies and those sweaty folk, washing with SALICYLIC ACID can help….
- Unclog pores
- Neutralise acne causing bacteria
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase cell turnover for skin recovery
TIP Pop it in the shower or in your gym bag to prevent acne after sweaty sessions.
Want to get rid of body acne for good? Book a consultation with one of our clinic practitioners who will be able to assess your acne and recommend the best treatment for your skin!
What acne do I have?
Acne can be frustrating, but there are many treatment options available. The best place to start your fight against acne is by figuring out what kind you have & then speaking to a skin specialist at DestinationSkin..