3 Simple Tips To Help You Manage Those Pesky And Irritating Pimples On Your Body

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Pimples, ugh! As if having them pop up all over our faces isn't bad enough, we sometimes have to deal with body acne too, haihhh.

As its name suggests, body acne is any type of acne that appears on body parts other than the face. The more common areas where body acne usually appear include your chest, back, and thighs.

Pimples are formed when oil and dead skin cells get trapped in your pores, creating a blockage which then turns into a blackhead. Throw in a bacteria invasion, and that's how you end up with an inflamed pimple.

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Thus, body acne is caused by the same factors that cause facial acne — overactive oil glands, excess dead skin cells, and acne-causing bacteria.

According to a study, one out of two facial acne sufferers also suffer from body acne¹. Additionally, in a separate clinical examination, it was found that body acne is more slightly more common in males than females².

1. Tan JK et. al. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Jun;7(6):551-6.
2. Del Rosso JQ et. al. Cutis. 2006;77(5):285–289.

If you have body acne, here are some tips from the American Academy of Dermatology Association that may help you:

1. Mandi and change clothes ASAP when you're all sweaty

Sweat can irritate body acne, causing discomfort. Additionally, rubbing or pressure on your skin can further irritate and inflame your follicles, especially when combined with heat or sweat.

So, after doing anything that causes you to sweat, like exercising for example, make sure to quickly shower and change your clothes. And speaking of exercise, you should also wear loose-fitting workout clothes made of cotton, and wash them after each use.

2. Avoid using things that rub against your back

Anything that rubs against your back, such as a backpack or tight clothing, can irritate your skin and cause back acne to flare up. Try to mitigate this by wearing loose clothing, and swapping your backpack for a handheld bag. If you usually carry a purse on your shoulder, place the strap on your arm instead.

3. Be gentle when cleansing your skin and avoid using harsh products

When you have pimples on your body, you can be tempted to really scrub your skin, but this can actually worsen acne. Whether you're washing up or applying acne treatment, always be gentle.

Avoid using things like loofahs, back brushes, and buff puffs, as well as antibacterial soaps, astringents, and abrasive scrubs. Instead, opt for gentle, fragrance-free skincare products. Look out for products with keywords like non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, won't clog pores, or oil-free on the packaging.

Need a faster way to say goodbye to body acne? Try these high rating products from T3!

T3 is a leading and trusted brand for face and body acne management. Having received high ratings and positive reviews online, their products are natural and affordable, letting you tackle acne problems with ease.

Here's the lowdown on their easy two-step 360° Complete Body Acne Solution:

STEP 1: Cleanse with T3 Acne Body Wash

This refreshing body wash is specifically formulated with powerful breakout-fighting ingredients to handle acne across the body. With its non-drying formulation and a pH level of 5.5, it is suitable to be used every day.

Key ingredients:
- Bactericidal agent: Combats bacteria that causes acne
- Natural Australian tea tree oil: A natural ingredient to sooth and help to reduce acne
- Glycerin: Attracts and retains adequate moisture for soft and well-hydrated skin

STEP 2: Spray T3 Acne Body Spray after cleansing

STEP 2: Spray T3 Acne Body Spray after cleansing

With a quick-drying formula and 360° Easy Spray System for hard-to-reach-areas, this advanced acne spray delivers intensive care for body acne. It helps with acne spots and blemishes, and can prevent breakouts on your body.

It's suitable to be used all over the body, including the back, chest, neck, and arms. For optimal results, generously spray on affected areas two to three times daily after cleansing with T3 Acne Body Wash.

Key ingredients:
- Canadian Willow Herb extract: Fights bacteria that causes acne and soothes the skin
- Natural Australian tea tree oil: A natural antimicrobial ingredient to reduce and control acne
- Willow bark extract: Contains natural salicylic acid to unclog pores

Ready to say goodbye to body acne? Check out T3's website to find out more about their acne-fighting products.

T3's body range is now available in Watsons, Guardian, Aeon Wellness, and leading pharmacies.

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