Bacne. Something that is often dreaded when the warmer weather hits and you want to ditch the layers.
While I personally haven’t experience body acne, I do have keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs, so I know the feeling of having a skin condition I want to clear up and am often embarrassed by.
There’s a lot of great body washes out there that can help diminish body acne without a prescription and without the uber drying effects of benzoyl peroxide. While that’s an effective ingredient, it just creates a secondary issue for you to have to deal with – dry, flaky skin. No thanks!
Here are 4 body washes that we’ve found work best on body acne (and smell great too!)
This body wash has 2% salicylic acid, which is a known exfoliant that is also an anti-inflammatory. Since most body acne is caused by clogged pores, this is effective at cleansing acne-prone skin. This body wash is also sulfate-free and cruelty free.
The citrus essential oils are the magic of this body wash. Lemon and lime are natural astringents, cleansing the skin of blemish-causing bacteria. It also contains 30% aloe vera, which soothes inflammation. Sulfate-free and cruelty free.
Tea tree isn’t just a great anti-acne oil for your face, but great for your body as well. Tea tree oil won’t over-strip your skin, a common problem when using benzoyl peroxide type body washes. Sulfate-free and cruelty free.
Activated charcoal is one of my favorite ingredients for combatting acne. It’s something I use in my skin care regimen and my skin has never been clearer. This body wash, with it’s minty fragrance, is effective at banishing the blemishes.
Which body wash do you use to combat acne?
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.