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How Do You Get Rid of Body Acne?

Acne is a common skin problem that affects almost everyone irrespective of gender. Acne is a common problem among the teenagers as they are going through a phase of hormonal changes in their body. Acne are not restricted to just face but can occur in any part of the body including chest, back, arms etc.

How Do You Get Rid of Body Acne?

How Do You Get Rid of Body Acne?

The causes of body acne are not much different from the facial acne but treating body acne can be more difficult. You cannot apply creams on body as clothes would absorb them. Also, the clothes rub against the acne breakout making them worse. You can use oral medications but the best way to treat body acne is to make some changes in your lifestyle.

Regular Exercise Can Help Get Rid of Body Acne

Exercising is an excellent way to keep your body fit and healthy. It also makes your skin healthy and free from body acne. If you are exercising to treat body acne, the best thing is that you can choose any exercise such as swimming, jogging, running, cycling etc. The release of sweat due to physical exertion clears away the dead cells and prevents them from accumulating the skin pores. Clogging of pores is one of the main causes of body acne which can be prevented by exercising regularly. When you exercise, the production of endorphins increases which helps in reducing stress. Endorphins are a hormone that controls the level of stress in body. It also reduces the release of oil on the skin to prevent clogging of pores. You just need to exercise for half an hour every day.

Caution: Do not forget to take a shower after exercising as the accumulation of sweat can make body acne worse. You should also change your clothes of possible after a session of exhausting exercise.

Wearing Loose & Soft Clothes Can Help Get Rid of Body Acne

One of the main problems with the body acne is that they are mostly covered with clothes unlike facial acne. As you move your body, the clothes rub against your body spreading the infection to a larger area. You cannot prevent it but make it less damaging by ensuring that the clothes that your wear are soft and loose as far as possible. During summer or when the temperatures are high, sweating is common. If it is summers, make sure that you wear clothes made of cotton. Cotton provides good aeration and also absorbs the sweat well, preventing it from accumulating on the skin. Preventing body acne from spreading is also an important step towards treating body acne.

Shower Often Can Help Get Rid of Body Acne

Regular showers are extremely helpful if you want to get rid of body acne from your body. Water helps in cleaning the surface of your skin from the harmful bacteria, dirt particles and excess oil. Shower also helps you shed off the layer of dead cells from the skin surface that can block skin pores. All these elements can combine together to cause body acne. Showering at the end of the day when your return from work and after exercise is absolutely necessary to clear off the sweat from your body. Sweat can also trigger body acne.

Healthy Diet Can Help Get Rid of Body Acne

Body acne is a skin problem that can be treated by taking a healthy diet. You need to avoid processed food or foods that have high sugar as they can increase the level of toxins in your body and skin. Instead, try to include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and other healthy food items that can make your skin with essential nutrients. It is one of the best ways to treat and prevent reoccurrence of body acne. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin well hydrated and maintain a good flow of nutrients and wastes, in and out of the cells.


  1. Medical News Today. (2021). How to get rid of back acne. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321931

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 18, 2023

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