Getting rid of acne on your face is hard enough. But fighting body acne (sometimes referred to as "bacne") is a whole other challenge.
You just finished healing that cystic pimple on your chin, and now you can feel another breakout popping up between your shoulder blades. What gives?
Whether it's on your back, butt, or torso, body acne is a pain, especially when warmer temps roll around and you're ready to show more skin. You probably already know that you should use body cleansers and topical treatments that contain skin-clearing ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, just like you would on your face, to fight breakouts at the source.
But Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City, recommends keeping a few other factors in mind, as well. She suggests making sure all the other products you're putting on your body are oil-free formulations and looking for lotions that contain aloe or glycerin. "Aloe is soothing for acne-prone skin," she explains. "And glycerin is moisturizing but won't clog pores."
Here, our top picks for body acne treatments that will help you get rid of all-over pimples for good.