Summer time is a tricky season for skin care, especially if you suffer from acne breakouts. Acne lesions on your back, chest and neck are the perfect way to spoil your summer look. What was easy to cover up in the winter becomes very hard to disguise in the summer. You may not know that a lot of the same in-office treatments and procedures offered for facial acne lesions also work well for the body. Here, our summer survival guide for treating acne on the body:
- Shower every night before going to bed to cleanse away residual sweat, dirt and oil that may have accumulated during the day. We suggest using an over-the-counter medicated body cleanser, such as ME Attack Back or Purpose cleanser. Choose a cleanser with either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
- Use the Clarisonic Body Brush extension handle to cleanse those hard-to-reach places on your back and body. We suggest pairing with the acne cleanser to get an amazing anti-acne cleanse.
- Book an appointment for an Isolaz treatment on your back and body. Isolaz Acne Therapy deeply cleans out the pores with a gentle suction and then kills the p. acnes bacteria using light therapy.
- Wear cotton fabrics that are not too tight on the body. When you mix tight clothing, sweat and friction, it can lead to a condition called acne mechanica.