Whilst most people think that acne is a condition that mainly affects the face, it can also be experienced all over the body including on the chest, back and shoulders. Treatments that are used to combat facial acne can also be used to help cure body acne, and there are also some additional techniques that are highly effective on the body that do not work so on the face. In this article I am going to cover the top treatments for body acne that I have discovered and I will also explain how, and why, they work so effectively. By using natural treatments for your body acne you will also be helping the environment and reducing your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals which is undeniably a good thing.
If you suffer from acne on your chest, back or other body areas, one of the best ways to treat the problem is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Run your fingers over the skin on your back and it will probably feel patches of roughness. These are areas on your skin where there are a large number of clogged pores and blackheads which will turn into proper pimples if they come into contact with acne causing bacteria. By removing these clogged pores and blackheads you can prevent pimples from forming at all. To remove them, you need an exfoliating glove and clay cleanser. Wet the skin with a warm, damp facecloth then apply a generous amount of cleanser. Rub the cleanser into the skin using the exfoliating glove in a circular motion. Repeat this process once every day and after a week or so you should notice a big reduction in the number of pimples you are suffering from. Please note that this acne treatment should only be performed on the back, shoulders and chest and not on the face as it will cause excessive irritation to the more delicate skin on the face.
Another excellent treatment for body acne is lemon juice. It is extremely effective because the citric acid in the juice acts to “dry out” excess oil, as well as having an antibacterial effect. To prepare a lemon juice treatment you will need a small, fresh lemon. Remove the rind and then cut the flesh into thin slices. Gently rub a slice over an area of skin, ensuring that you squeeze out most of the juice. Repeat the same process for any other areas of skin you wish to treat, using a different slice of lemon for each small area of skin. Leave the juice to dry for fifteen minutes then wash off with a mild cleanser. Perform this treatment once every day (either in the morning or in the evening) as a natural alternative to conventional remedies for body acne. If you experience any irritation of the skin after using lemon juice, discontinue use immediately.
Of all available treatments for body acne, one of the best, but least expensive, is water. This wonder substance helps to keep your skin healthy and therefore aids in preventing acne outbreaks. Water has this effect because it assists your skin cells in their renewal process, cleanses the body of toxins and keeps the skin firm and supple. Ideally, you should be drinking around three liters of water a day, spaced out throughout the day. If possible the water that you drink should be filtered to remove any impurities such as metal residues that may have a negative impact on your health. Filtration devices can be purchased from most electrical appliance stores or over the internet. Drinking too much water can be harmful and even fatal, therefore it is essential to increase your water consumption gradually. Increase your daily intake by 500mls every two weeks until you reach the three liter mark. If you notice any unpleasant side effects then reduce your water intake back to its normal level.