Having acne across your face and neck is enough to make you highly consider wearing a paper bag over your head as a viable option. However, having body acne is a whole other issue that many patients don’t like to discuss— especially during the summer. Caused by things like hormones, sweat, or even laundry detergents, body acne can make people feel so self-conscious that they never get in a bathing suit— no matter how hot August is. Luckily, Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology can help you get rid of your body acne and get in that swimsuit before it cools down. Read on to learn more.
As previously mentioned, body acne is caused by things such as bacteria and sweat that has accumulated on your skin after a long, hot day out in the summer sun. To help you combat that acne causing bacteria, try to take more showers— the cleaner your body is, the less likely you are to break out.
Acne Body Wash
Available both in prescription form or over-the-counter, try using an acne body wash containing ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients are designed to stabilize oil production and get rid of harmful bacteria that is causing acne. When using an acne body wash, make sure to use it consistently to get the best results.
If your acne is caused by a bacterial infection, then Dr. Toni Stockton may recommend that you take either an oral or topical prescription medication. The prescription will help to kill off the bacteria and leave you with a smoother complexion in the process.
Don’t let your body acne keep you indoors for another summer day. Instead, try using the tips listed above. To learn more about how Dr. Toni Stockton can treat your acne, contact Stockton Dermatology today to schedule an appointment!