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A Guide To Managing Chest Acne

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Aug 06, 2021
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Having acne on any part of your body can be painful and uncomfortable at times. We often see acne on the facial and back areas as this is where we are the oiliest and the areas that get exposed to the most stressors.

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However, you can get acne on almost any area of your body, and the less common the place is, the more uncomfortable you might feel because your clothing might irritate it, and you might not know how to deal with it.

We’re going to be guiding you into how you can manage your chest acne so that you feel more comfortable.

Exfoliate

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In any area that you are experiencing acne, it is important that you exfoliate. It can be extremely painful, so be gentle on your skin when you are exfoliating it, and try not to use the same tool to exfoliate every time as this will spread bacteria.

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Once you have finished exfoliating, rinse and then wash the area before rinsing off again to ensure that there are no bacteria left to be spread around the area, resulting in the acne becoming worse.

Body Wash

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As we have said, it is important to wash the area after you have exfoliated so that the bacteria do not spread throughout the area and make the acne worse. Regular soap or body wash will do the job just fine, but it might be wise to invest in something stronger.

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Using an acne-fighting body wash with things like salicylic acid will help treat the acne while it washes. In this way, you will be able to clean the area and treat the condition simultaneously and save yourself some money, too.

Eating Habits

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As you undoubtedly know by now, everything that happens outwardly on our bodies starts inside our bodies and manifests on the outside as something different. For this reason, it might be time to check your diet if you want to get rid of your chest acne.

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Certain foods can trigger hormonal imbalances in the body, leading to acne popping up in unexpected places. Try to avoid foods high in sugar and carbs. This includes things such as fruits and breakfast cereals.

Body Lotion

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When you have acne, it is important that your skin stays moisturized at all times. It might seem counterintuitive to add more moisture to an area already seen as being too oily, but it is essential.

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You need to use a non-comedogenic body cream to moisturize the area where the acne is. This will allow the cream to moisturize your skin without it resulting in any more acne popping up.

Hydration

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One of the best things that you can do for your body for it to stay healthy and make all the repairs that it needs to make daily is to keep it hydrated. If you are dehydrated, you will more than likely end up with more problems.

Make sure that you are drinking enough water daily as this will flush toxins out of your system that might contribute to your chest acne coming back or not getting rid of it.

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Fabrics

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While you have chest acne, it will be painful for you to wear any fabrics or clothing that are very tight-fitting. The fabric will rub on the acne, and the friction will cause you to feel much more pain than you need to.

You should try to wear loose-fitting clothes that won’t contribute towards you feeling as though you have razor blades on the inside of your shirt trying to rip your chest apart.

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