Want blemish free skin? Check out our picks for body acne treatments that work from Proactiv, Neutrogena, Clinique, Nano, Zeno, Kinerase, and Obagi.
It’s a given that many of us take pride in maintaining the health of our facial skin, but many of us also make the mistake of letting the skin on your body take a back seat and let body acne be your calling card. It’s also a given that airbrushing is a known practice in the images we see of celebs like the singer Estelle, and actress/model Eva Marcille and of the women we see in the magazines to sell consumers on the idea of perfection. But, perfection is a farce. However, there’s nothing wrong with striving to be your absolute fabulous self.
If you see a pimple on your chest, treat it with Proactiv Clear Zone Body Pads (discoverproactiv.com). Targeted treatments like these pads are great because all you do is whip out a glycolic acid-soaked pad and wipe the affected area. You can also clear body acne with Neutrogena’s Body Clear Body Wash which is a gentle formula free of exfoliating beads that includes salicyclic acid – an important ingredient in the treatment of acne.
For those of you who’ve read HKI from the very beginning, you know that I’m a fan of products that serve multiple functions, and in this case, Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body fits the bill. The description’s all in the name. Gotta love that! And last but not least, Nano Silver’s Cyclic Pink Cleansing Bar for Normal, Sensitive & Mature Skin eliminates acne, diminishes the appearance of age spots, removes body odor, and much much more. Can I get an Amen?!
Note: Benefit Cosmetics Bionic Blast Acne Medication Body Scrub is no longer sold, it was when this entry was first released.
Acne treatment products litter hundreds of store shelves in the hopes that one will be chosen to cure you of this embarrassing affliction – an affliction that’s followed you from your teenage years into adulthood. Because June is dubbed National Acne Awareness Month, know that you aren’t alone in your search for all sorts of solutions dermatologist-prescribed or over-the-counter acne products that positively impact your complexion.
Preventative treatments like Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention ($39.99, target stores) stop future breakouts before they start. “Won’t I burn my face if I put heat on it?” you might ask. The answer is no because the device gets just warm enough to kill the 99.9% of bacteria that causes acne in about an hour. All it takes is four easy steps to get clearer skin. What’s more, this massaging heat system that includes the Blemish Prevention Treatment works on all skin types and is gentle enough for you to incorporate into your daily skin regimen.
But what happens when a blemish has found a bulls-eye position on your face? Kill it with Kinerase’s Clear Skin Blemish Dissolver ($39, ulta.com). Use the roll-on solution twice a day everyday on the affected area until the blemish is gone. This product contains salicylic acids (exfoliates) and glycolic acids (unclogs pores & stimulates new cell growth).
If you aren’t seeing results from over-the-counter products, seek the advice of a dermatologist and ask about the Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System ($34-$130, lovelyskin.com) for your combination, dry & normal skins at-home skin care regimen. This system penetrates the skin and fights acne at the surface. Note: this product is only legally available through a doctor’s office so click hereto locate one on the Obagi website or officially buy the products on lovelyskin.com. If you find it for sale on another website, Obagi can’t guarantee that the products are valid and not expired so be very careful.
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