Sep 3, 2012

What to do about seasonal body acne

Beat body acne this summer
Skin Care How Tos

Every season, your African American skin faces different challenges. In the winter, your skin may feel dry and cracked, while the summer can bring about sweat and oil that can clog the pores. Recently, BangStyle published an article with tips on how to avoid developing body acne that may pop up as a result of the summer heat.

Back and Shoulders
If you find acne on your back or shoulders, consider using a medicated body wash. These products may help clean your pores and prevent bacteria from causing breakouts. Also, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your whole body in the summer, not just your face.
"Just like your face skincare routine, it is really beneficial to exfoliate your body once a week to slough off dead skin cells that clog your pores. Don’t go overboard on the exfoliation because it can result in irritated and dry skin that can also lead to body acne. Be sure to moisturize for optimal skin health," according to the news source.

Neck, Chest and Forehead
Allure magazine has a very simple suggestion for avoiding body acne: wear your hair up. According to the information provider, wearing your hair down on hot days may cause the oil from your scalp to end up on your neck, causing breakouts. 

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