You are probably not on team soap ever since you heard it strips your skin dry. That latter part we would agree is true, if this was the previous decade. NOW, we’re talking about improved formulas which makes bar soap just as good as or even better than its liquid alternatives (body wash and face wash). Think, gentle, soothing, hydrating and effective. So, if you’ve acne prone, inflamed skin a good soap bar can help keep all the skin troubles at bay.
It’s time you discover the new wave of bar soaps that helps recreate an uplifting shower experience and won’t leave you disappointed.
Tips For Dealing With Body Acne
- When picking soaps to fight acne, look out for active ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid. These acne-squelching ingredients zap acne-causing bacteria and treat existing breakouts. Basically swap your ordinary soaps with medicated soaps for acne.
- If you are opting for strong formulas to treat acne, ensure you follow them up with a soothing moisturizer to calm skin and keep it hydrated. The after-care step is important too for maintaining the overall health of your skin.
- If you’re dealing with extreme body acne, hitting the shower after hard core workout or any sweaty session is essential to prevent further aggravation to skin. You don’t want the accumulated sweat to clog pores and contribute to the breakouts.
- If you have long hair, it’s easy for the residues of hair products to settle on your back during hair wash. The best way to avoid this is to pull your hair front and gently rinse your back as the last step before you step out of the shower.
- Exfoliation may seem counterintuitive but scrubbing skin helps get rid of dead skin cells and grime that can cause breakouts. What you need to take care of is choosing a mild exfoliation formula so your troubled skin can withstand the granules and not get further inflamed.
- Pimple popper are you? Well, it’s time you stop bothering your pimples or acne and instead resort to a spot treatment to allow it to heal and subside without leaving scars. You can consult with your dermatologist for an anti-acne gel which will work for your skin type.
- Your current body wash loaded with exotic ingredients may feel luxe and make your shower experience fun but what if your skin is not happy with it? You need to look out for zit-zapping ingredients that will actually cleanse your skin. After all, you can’t expect results from a body wash that just smells good and does nothing.
- You may have never suspected the detergent you use on your clothes but that could very well be the culprit. Certain detergents loaded with dyes, chemicals and fragrances may do a good job at cleaning your clothes while proving to be unsafe for your skin. Switch to milder detergents instead.
- At the risk of sounding repetitive, drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can significantly improve your skin texture and complexion. It can help reduce inflammation, flush out toxins and thereby prevent the formation of new acne.
FAQs on Body Acne
1. What are the main causes of body acne?
Clogged pores, excess oil or sebum production, inflammation, accumulation of dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria, stress, diet (specifically sugar, alcohol, fried foods and dairy), and hormonal fluctuations can contribute to acne breakouts.
2. What age is acne the worst?
It’s usually the age between 12 and 25 when people are most affected by acne. It starts with the onset of puberty and eventually stops with time in most cases. It’s difficult to stop acne caused by internal factors such as hormonal changes but you can surely prevent acne caused by external factors like poor hygiene and diet.
3. Why do I get backne? Recommend soap for back acne.
When dead skin cells build up over time, they can cause back acne. It can also be caused by poor cleansing habits, hair products, medications, hormonal fluctuations and genetics.
Nykaa Recommends: Nykaa Naturals Charcoal & Kaolin Clay Bathing Soap, Khadi Natural Chandan Haldi Soap, Jiva Ayurveda Basil Soap