how do i get rid of body acne

(Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006)


Body acne can be troublesome. Some home remedies for acne consider:

  • Regular washing of your body preferably with an anti-bacterial soap or a salicylic acid-based cleanser is recommended.
  • A soap with aloe vera is equally good, as it is a natural wound healer.
  • A cream or an ointment with benzoyl peroxide is effective.
  • Do without a moisturizer with alpha hydroxyl acid to exfoliate the skin.
  • Allergies to cosmetics may be a cause, too, so if your acne started after using new cosmetics, eliminate them for a week to see if the acne clears up.
  • Keep your hands away from your face or other affected areas. They contain oils and bacteria that promote acne. Wash your hands frequently.
  • Keep your bed linens clean, as dead skin, oil, cosmetics, hair preparations and dirt on the linen will be picked up by your skin while you sleep and help clog pores.
  • Avoid all foods containing trans-fatty acids, such as milk, milk products, cookies, chips, margarine, chocolate, shortening and hydrogenated oils and try to include zinc, vitamin A, and essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid.
  • Refined sugars are best to be avoided. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and avoid iodine-rich foods such as sea foods.

answered by r k


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