While facial acne is a more common problem that gets attention from most of us, the truth is acne does not stop at your face only, it can also get to the rest of the body, like the chest, and back e.t.c.
Unfortunately, some of us will get to deal with a pesky zit or more, it can be due to hormonal fluctuations or simply diet and work-life e.t.c. Sometimes, it can be due to weather changes, take for example, we are more prone to getting body breakouts in the warmer weather thanks to excessive sweating, body natural oil (sebum – an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin), dead skin cells e.t.c. which can clog the pores and lead to breakouts.
Sun exposure can also cause body acne, when you over-expose your skin to the sun, it breaks down your skin barrier which tends to lead to dryness, so due to this, your body over-compensate for it by producing more oil, that can clog your pores and lead to acne/breakouts.
The solution to this problem is regular cleansing, gentle exfoliation, and the use of sunscreens to protect your skin from the damage the sun can cause from UVA/UVB rays.
This is where salicylic body cleansers come in, Salicylic acid – which is the hero ingredient in these cleansers is known to be used for the topical treatment of acne, it is also a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that has the ability to deeply penetrate into the skin to clean excess oil out of the pores creating a balance oil-production making it great for acne-prone and oily skin.
In addition, the habits you need to develop in other to prevent acne breakouts is to always opt for skincare products that are non-comedogenic -meaning the products do not contain any ingredients ( like Oils, Waxes, Silicones) that will block your block pores. do your laundry more often (not forgetting the Pillowcases, Bedsheets, Caps and Hats, Headbands and visors, Sportswear, and Sports gear), avoid too much sun exposure, avoid friction and bumps on your skin when working out, keep your skin fresh always, keep a healthy diet lifestyle, keep hydrated (do not wait to be dry thirsty before drinking water, a little sip every 10 – 20mins throughout the day will be a good habit) and see the dermatologist if you need to.
Finally, always ensure that your body care routine follows these steps, cleansing, exfoliating, serums, moisturizing, and sunscreens (not forgetting the 2-thumb rule).