Acne has no boundaries. Although, the face is the most affected area, the acne can occur in any part of the body. The back, chest, neck, buttocks and shoulders are not uncommon sites for acne. That’s why sometimes they are called as ‘bacne’ i.e. acne occurred on the back!
Just like acne on the face, body acne is also troublesome condition. This gives bad look and may prevent you wearing low-cut and backless shirts and tank tops. This turns embarrassing when you are wiling to put-on the swim suit!
Acne is caused by the sebaceous gland secretion. These glands lie just under the skin. The secretion is known as sebum and is secreted to keep skin moist enough. Sebum is good until it is secreted in normal quantity and doesn’t get block to the passages that open up on the outer skin. Once, the pathway choke-up with one or the other reason, the sebum starts getting collected under the skin. Top of that, this place invites bacteria to make their seat. This entire procedure results into the inflammation and elevation of the skin as a spot popularly known as acne.
Body acne can appear in the form of blackheads, white heads, pustules, cysts or pimples. The first and foremost tip to get rid of body acne is stopping wearing tight cloths. This is because the acne has tendency to ooze some secretion which could be encouraged by wearing tight cloths. Friction from these clothing will irritate body acne.
One should wash the acne-affected area with anti-bacterial soap. Keep in mind that soap with harmful chemicals will worsen the case. Hence, it is advisable to go for herbal soap having disinfecting property. Some chemicals are proven for anti-acne treatment like you can go for 5% – 10% benzoyl peroxide cream to dry out the pimples. You can also try to accutane therapy, which works with great deal.
Another precaution is to be taken that you should never squeeze the acne as that may spread to other areas of the body. If you want to take out the material which is inside the pimple, take a cotton piece and gently press on it draining material in the cotton and making sure that it is not getting spread anywhere else.
Regarding the diet, one can go for roughage with no limits. Drink plenty of water to flush out the bodily waste through the urination and sweating. Non-vegetarian diet, alcohol, smoking and stress do contribute producing the body acne. Herbal science believe that eating the strong smelled vegetables like garlic, ginger, onions etc. give rise to sweat production and hence there may be chances of getting body acne.
Many of the doctors from different branches of the medical sciences like Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy believe that body acne could be developed by constipation. To get rid of the body acne, one should never remain constipated. Take enough fiber in the diet by means of green leafy vegetables etc. You can also go for some mild laxative (preferably herbal) once in a week on regular basis. This will tone up your intestines and will prevent constipation therefore.