Ways to Get Rid of Acne on the Back and Chest
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Ways to Get Rid of Acne on the Back and Chest
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Acne on the Back and Chest Acne is the occurrence of an inflamed or infected sebaceous gland on the skin...


natashaThe most areas in which acne is present are the face, chest and back. Acne can appear anywhere on the body exept palms, soles and the top of the feet.

Our skin has pores that are connected to oil glands located under the skin. Our body created oil which keep body and hair moist. This oil is extracted from the body through opening called pores around our hair follicle.

People of all genders, races and ages are prone to acne. Anyone can get acne at any age, it is most common is adolescent and young adults. For most, acne appears with the on set of puberty because of the androgen hormones being released by the body.

Like acne on the face, acne on the chest and back occurs due to sebum and dead skin cells clogging the hair follicle. One of the main causes of back and chest acne is irritation caused by prolonged pressure and friction by anything repeatedly rubbing on the skin, such as tight shirts and backpacks. It is also be a result of sweat. Sweat that is not washed off can mix with the natural oil and other toxins in the skin, causing pores to become clogged and irritated. Synthetic materials such as Lycra and polyester does not allow the skin to breathe and traps in sweat, creates a film over the skin, causing pores to clog and create whiteheads and blackheads.

Hygiene is very important in order to prevent acne. It is very important to shower and cleanse the skin every time after working out. Sheets that are not washed regularity can also cause acne. Natural oil released by the skin and dirt are absorbed by the sheets and cause buildup over time. Dirty clothes and sheets can transfer dirt and bacteria into the hair follicle, causing it to clog and become infected.

Women that use make up on there neck are also prone to check acne. Make up along with sweat can cause the pore clog. Women who also use is oil based makeup can cause flare-ups in acne. To avoid this, try our oil-free, non-comedonic  Glo-Minaral Make up.

Items such as laundry detergent and body wash can also cause chest and back acne. For this reason, a fragrance-free and made for sensitive skin detergent should be used to wash clothes. When choosing a body wash, avoid granny body scrubs as they can irritate the skin and create blemishes.

We find an effective product for back and chest acne, it is "Blemish Control Bar" by PCA which key ingredients salicylic acid, eucalyptus and hemlock oil, that you can pick up in our offices.

We also offer a chemical peels and find them a very effective to reduce an oil production and fighting bacteria.

Natasha Grigorian

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