Thursday, July 10, 2014

Body Acne

Body acne is more common than you think. Body acne develops in a similar fashion as does facial acne, hair follicles or pores become clogged with oil and dead skin.  The skin in the body is thicker and has larger pores, thus the acne lesions may be more severe and more difficult to control.  Acne can develop in any part of your body except the soles of your feet or palms of your hands where sebacious follicles are not present.

Irritation can make body acne more severe.  Anything that rubs against your skin uncomfortably should be removed ( yes, that means tight pants ).  Sweat and damp clothing can exacerbate body acne.  To avoid irritation wear breathable cotton clothing, shower after exercise or excessive sweating.  For severe and widespread acne that may potentially create scarring Accutane (isotretioin ), is a systemic oral treatment that is taken for 15 - 20 weeks and is a long-term cure for acne in most people.  this medication must be monitored close by your physician.

A less controversial yet effective regimen is a topical treatment such as Butt Acne Clearing Lotion with sulphur as on active ingredient or Neostrata Lotion Plus of alpha hydroxy acids.

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