Chest acne is a fairly common problem, people who suffer from facial acne, often suffer from back and chest acne as well. Statistics show that these conditions typically exist in age ranges from 11 to 40. Statistics also show that 54% of women and 40% of men suffer from this condition. Though chest acne is a common problem, it can be severe in some cases. Often, chest and back acne can be treated in the same way. Lets look at some inexpensive and common everyday things you can do to prevent this condition.
If youre having a problem with acne on your chest, you should wear looser fitting breathable cotton clothing. This can help you sweat less and keep pores from clogging.
It is important to keep the chest area clean especially after perspiration. If you have sensitive skin, use a mild soap or acne wash. This will keep the pores from clogging with dirt and sweat.
Refrain from using heavy lotions, deodorants or creams. These can mix with sweat and clog pores fast.
You may want to use a fragrance or die free laundry detergent as well.
Chest acne treatment solutions
There are many acne and body wash cleansers out today that you can use to help with chest acne. The key is to find which one works best for you. This may take some trial and error, some of the things that weve mentioned above can definitely help.
Avoid squeezing your acne or slicing your acne open. This can cause severe scarring and infections.
You may want to look into some of the popular mainstream solutions such as proactive, this works very well for some people.
Dont count out natural remedies and solutions, some of these work very well also.
There are acne remover tools, but these are more geared toward blackheads. So if you have a black head problem you may want to check into these as they can work pretty well.
If you have a severe case of chest acne. You may want to see your doctor. Sometimes the problem has to be taken care of internally rather than externally, or both. Natural treatment is of course always better, but sometimes , the dermatologist cant be avoided. No matter what kind of treatment you choose for your chest acne, try not to let it get too far, this can cause serious scarring. also, mental scarring can be created as well, as we unfortunately live in a society that is obsessed with looks. This topic is a whole other article in itself, so I will not go into it.
Self image is very important. It is not always how others see you, but how you see yourself. Acne can really hinder self image. I realize that chest acne can be covered up, but it restricts you from being able to wear what you really want.
I hope these tips have helped, and remember, what works for someone elses acne may not work for you and vice versa. Everyone is different, so keep an open mind when researching treatments for your chest acne.