Chest acne

How to get rid of chest acne for good

It can be a real pain and can be hard to get rid of chest acne you are not following the right routine. It can be caused by a few factors such as:

  • Hormones
  • Genetics
  • A lot of chest hair
  • A build up of chemical products on the skin
  • Damage to the skin
  • Too much oil secretion from the glands in the skin

An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. Some people in their forties and fifties still get acne.

It is important to keep in mind that there are different degrees of Acne and some of the more severe stages of Acne can only be treated by a Dermatologist and should be monitored regularly.

Everyone suffers from Acne in some form during their lives. Acne does not discriminate against age which means that as long as you have hit puberty stage, you can suffer from Acne at some point onwards.

Using an Acne Cleanser

There are hundreds of product houses out there that specialize in Acne treatments. All skincare products can be used on the body but not all of them can be used on the face. Find a brand that suits your skin type and wash your chest area with the Acne cleanser every day.

Keep in mind that your chest area can get oily quickly because of the aftershave, perfume, creams, and lotions that you apply to the skin. It is best to get a cleanser for oily skin. Some product houses do offer skin care products specifically for your body such as the best soap for acne.

You should use the cleanser twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night. You can add this step to your normal skin routine that you do daily.

Applying a topical Zit Zapper (Benzoyl Peroxide)

“Zit Zappers” are topical creams that you apply directly onto a pimple itself. There is an ingredient in it that is called Benzoyl Peroxide. All that this ingredient does is dry out the affected area so that a pimple dries out and goes away.

Please keep in mind that this is a very powerful agent and because it is drying out the skin, you need to apply a moisturizer to ensure that your skin does not start to flake.

Some people tend to have reactions to this product. If your skin starts to itch or go red, rinse your skin off with cold water and dry off with a clean towel. Stop using this product immediately. If the rash does not go away in 24 hours, please seek medical help.

 

Exfoliate

I cannot express how important this step is to help with the appearance and maintenance of Acne Prone skin!
Exfoliation helps the skin to get rid of all the dead skin cells that can clog up the pores and create pimples and blackheads. You need to exfoliate your entire body twice a week.

The best exfoliators for the chest and body area are exfoliators that have granules in them. The granules are tough enough to deal with the hard skin that is in our bodies and the skin is strong enough so that you will not damage the skin by using granules.

Make sure that the exfoliator is natural as chemicals will irritate the skin more and can make your chest acne even worse. It is ok to use an exfoliator that contains oil as the oil will moisturize the skin and will not make your skin oilier.

Prevention

They all say that prevention is better than cure. When it comes to the skin, I could not agree more. It is always important to look after your skin and you want it to start strong and healthy for as long as possible.

Cotton tops

Cotton tops tend to more natural than other materials. The cotton allows your skin to breathe so your pores do not get suffocated and clog up. It is also good for your skin to not wear a shirt for a few minutes a day. This exposes your skin to complete fresh air and allows your skin to shed without getting clogged pores.

Eating a balanced diet

Diet is everything when it comes to Acne prevention. You need to make sure that you are eating a balanced diet that does not have a lot of sugar or dairy in it. This does not mean that you cannot have a cheat day at all. Keep in mind everything in moderation. A lot of raw fruit and vegetables will ensure that your skin gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy and rejuvenated.

Water

A healthy water intake will ensure that your body can detox sufficiently. Acne is caused by clogged up pores and without water in your body, your body cannot help to flush out those pores. You need to drink at least 1 liter of water per day to ensure that your body stays hydrated.

SPF

Damaged skin is more prone to skin conditions than healthy skin. Make sure that you always wear an SPF of at least 15 to ensure that your skin does not get damaged from the sun.

No chemicals

Chemicals are a big no go when it comes to your natural skin. Chemicals cause your skin to get reactions and can make your Acne breakout even worse. Try keeping all your skin products as natural as possible to ensure that you get the best results.“Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.”
– Plato, Lysis

Conclusion

Chest acne can be quite scary at times but once you know how to take care of it and look after your skin, chest acne will be a thing of the past. Even though your skin might be oily, you still need to keep your skin moisturized so that your skin can heal itself.

Do not forget that even though acne is caused by too much oil and other factors, oil in products is there to help your condition not make it worse.

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About author

Hi, I’m Sally Mitchell. I began my career as a makeup artist, and after receiving a diploma in Clinical Dermatology decided to combine my passions for makeup artistry and skin care becoming a licensed beauty professional. Staying informed with the latest cutting edge skin care treatments helps me to share useful tips with readers of Lumeskin.

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