Pimples on your back, chest and shoulders can make ya’ want
to hide in long-sleeved shirts—even when the temps soar during the summer
months. Here’s how to say goodbye to body acne and hello to sundresses and tank
Choose the right body
An exfoliating body wash will cast away dead skin, which can
trap bacteria. If your acne is mild, look for a wash with salicylic acid as the
active ingredient. If your acne is more severe, look for a cleanser with benzoyl
Our pick? Oxy Acne Solutions
Hydrating Body Wash ($4, drugstores)
I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but applying a light
moisturizer will help. When your skin is too dry, your body produces extra oil
that can clog your pores.
Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($11, drugstores)
Change your sheets
Acne causing bacteria can gather on your sheets and
pillowcases if you don’t wash them often enough. Try washing them every week.
Don’t work out in
Tight clothes trap bacteria against your skin, causing
blemishes. Try working out in loose t-shirts instead of super-tight tanks.
Also, be sure to change out of your workout clothes as soon as you are