If you have oily and/or acne-prone skin, then you are no stranger to body acne. Just like facial acne, it occurs when our pores are congested with dead skin, excess sweat, and oil. This attracts acne-causing bacteria to inhibit areas like our back and chest. Annoying as they may be, body acne is totally normal! We just have to exert extra effort into improving our complexion.
The best way to get rid of body acne is to refrain ourselves from sweating, but we all know that's near impossible since we live in a humid country. That said, the next best thing to alleviate body acne is to turn to skincare.
Here are products with anti-acne ingredients that will banish those pesky spots:
1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash
Lathering on this body wash will suck out the acne-causing gunk from your pores for clearer skin ahead, all thanks to the antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil. Plus, this gives a cooling sensation for an energizing feel.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash, P550, THE BODY SHOP, Lazada
2. Dr. S. Wong’s Sulfur Soap
Washing your body with a sulfur soap is a popular option for getting rid of breakouts. This one from Dr. S. Wong is a gentle option that does the job of killing acne-causing bacteria.
Sulfur Soap, P53, DR. S. WONG'S, Watsons
3. Dr. Sensitive Acne Clearing Pads
These pads are formulated with salicylic acid, which exfoliates the skin by dissolving the debris from clogged pores. This can also dry out existing acne and prevent new ones from manifesting.
Acne Clearing Pads, P49, DR. SENSITIVE, Watsons
4. Oxecure Body Acne Spray
Another effective product with salicylic acid comes in this spray bottle, which is convenient for hard-to-reach areas. A spritz is potent enough to cast off dead skin, control oil, and dry out acne. Witch hazel and aloe vera are also mixed into the concoction to soothe your complexion.
Body Acne Spray, 459, OXECURE, Shopee
5. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Waiting for dark spots to fade is another tiresome waiting game. To speed up the process, this serum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes due to its key ingredient, niacinamide. It also contains zinc, which regulates sebum production.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, P740, THE ORDINARY, Look SM Aura