Keep Calm and Say Hello to Summer!
While there's a lot to love about this time of the year, many people are not very fond of the season because of the pesky back and body acne they bring along.
And we get it, nobody likes to show up in their swimsuit when they are struggling to hide their back and body acne.
Acne hits with a vengeance throughout the summer, whether it's on your face or back. To ward off the ills, this season demands extra attention and care.
In case you are tired of hiding acne and scars, it's time to address the root of the problem! Acne is caused by a buildup of oil, dead skin cells, or germs on the surface of the skin. As a result, it's more common in places, such as the chest, upper back, shoulders, and even the buttocks.
So how to get rid of them this summer? Follow these simple things to get summer-ready in no time and flaunt your summer style with confidence!
Know What Causes Back and Body Acne!
People get back & body acne for a number of reasons, so knowing the most prevalent causes can help you avoid them more easily. Usually, acne occurs due to clogged pores, excess oil, and bacteria, but here are a few lifestyle factors that can make it worse.
Let’s check them below!
Sweating is one of the reasons why back and body acne gets worse in the summer. However, sweat does not cause acne, it merely facilitates the process. Sweat beads on your skin create an ideal habitat for acne-causing bacteria, debris, and oil to adhere to, causing it to break out.
Tight clothes can cause tiny breaks in your skin, allowing bacteria to enter and produce an outbreak. Similarly, the type of fabric you sport also contributes to breakouts. For example, less permeable fabrics allow acne-causing bacteria to gather on the skin and serve as the perfect breeding ground.
Sweat and clothes contribute to acne, but the combination of the two can result in a kind of acne known as acne mechanica. It is mostly caused by friction from clothes combined with moisture from sweat.
5 Effective Tips to Prevent Back and Body Acne
Now that you understand the basic causes of body acne, the acne prevention techniques listed below should make a lot of sense.
Not all cleansers are effective in acne prevention. In fact, some might worsen the situation. A good body acne remedy should be non-drying, fragrance-free, antimicrobial (a.k.a. anti-acne-causing bacteria), and feature acne-fighting substances like salicylic acid.
Exfoliating on a regular basis is an excellent acne prevention approach. It helps buff away the dead skin cells that often latch on to acne-causing bacteria on your skin.
Try a cleanser with a gentle chemical exfoliant instead of going for your loofah and scrub as it might irritate your skin. In this regard, salicylic acid is ideal as an exfoliator since it gently exfoliates while aggressively fighting acne-causing bacteria.
This summer, get rid of tight-fitting and occlusive clothes! Use breathable materials, especially while exercising to reduce friction on your most sensitive, acne-prone areas in the body.
Evaluate your nutrition, sleep, and overall lifestyle, all of which can have a significant impact on body acne. For one thing, food that increases inflammation, like dairy products, and those that aggravate acne such as refined carbohydrates, and sugar should be avoided.
While shopping for skincare, you've probably seen the aisles of acne products in stores and must have come across ads claiming to cure body breakouts.
With all of the alternatives available, there has to be an over-the-counter treatment for your acne, especially when the season necessitates shorts, swimwear, and tank tops.
You may consider trying our Cica Calming Back Acne Spray that features natural ingredients such as Cica and Green tea, with 2% Salicylic Acid.
- Salicylic Acid: It reduces active acne by penetrating deeper into the skin to clear blocked pores and remove dead skin cells. Its antimicrobial qualities help to prevent further breakouts on the skin.
- Cica: Cica's green goodness reduces skin inflammation and acne, aids in skin repair, and controls excess oil to reduce breakouts and acne scars for clear, smooth skin.
- Green Tea: The anti-inflammatory qualities of green tea help to minimise skin irritation, redness, and swelling. Furthermore, it provides immediate relief from acne, irritation, and redness.
This quick-absorbing, alcohol-free, and non-drying spray mildly exfoliates, controls breakouts, reduces acne and body breakouts, and fades acne scars.
With a pH value of 4.1, this spray balances pH, clarifies skin, and soothes breakout even in the hard-to-reach spots. It also helps fight redness and irritation leaving your skin feeling oil-free, calm, and even-toned.
The Bottom Line!
People with back and body acne can benefit from simple activities like washing or changing their clothes more frequently to prevent perspiration from accumulating on the skin and clogging pores.
You should also consider wearing loose clothes made from breathable fabric to minimize friction. Since acne may be exacerbated by high glycemic diets, processed foods, and dairy, you should be careful about what you consume.
Besides these, choose our CICA Back and Body Spray for instant relief from acne, redness, and irritation. Try this soothing spray to embrace summer-ready skin with every spritz, and flaunt your style with more confidence!