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Everything you need to know about bacne and how to get rid of it

Everything you need to know about bacne and how to get rid of it
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Bacne is something we don't talk about too often.

We're all quite comfortable talking about breakouts on our complexions and how to treat them but when it comes to body acne, no one really wants to talk about it.

Caused by excess sebum production, dead skin cells and sweat clogging your pores, bacne appears just like the breakouts we are used to seeing on our faces. As the skin on our backs is quite thick, there is an even higher potential for the pores to become blocked.

Sore and embarrassing for many, bacne is often left untreated when simply steps can be taken to clear the skin and leave your back completely breakout-free. We have chosen a couple of our favourite products for treating and soothing body acne to help you get rid of those breakouts.

Best products for bacne

Switching up your cleansing and body care routine is the first step in clearing bacne and reducing inflammation and redness around any breakouts. Incorporating gentle and acne-fighting products is essential if you want clear, healthy-looking skin.

Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel

Developed especially for sensitive skin, Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel is a soap-free shower gel which cleanses and soothes dry, irritated skin. Eliminating impurities, the shower gel will remove excess sebum and sweat from the skin, helping to keep your pores clear to prevent the formation of spots. The gentle formula can also be used on existing acne as the soothing formula will not further irritate the affected area.

NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Using a product which contains AHAs is so important when treating breakout and acne-prone skin. NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads contain Glycolic Acid which deeply cleans your pores in addition to soothing Witch Hazel which will minimise the angry appearance of bacne. Used daily, the pads will help to keep you skin clear and radiant.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray

Purify and cleanse your skin with the Murad Clairifying Body Spray. The antibacterial spritz is fortified with Salicylic Acid to penetrate the pores and remove dirt and impurities which cause breakouts. Without irritating the skin, the Clarifying Body Spray uses skin conditioners to soothe and hydrate the skin as swell as treating any blemishes, making it the perfect product to incorporate into your routine if you want clear, healthy skin.

Simply mist over the affected area after cleansing a couple of times each day and adjust use over time depending on what your skin needs.

Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA

Created specifically to soothe and treat body acne, Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA will help you achieve clear, flawless skin. Fortified with Salicylic Acid to combat blemishes, the fast absorbing, non-greasy formula penetrates the skin's layers to deeply cleanse and perfect. Acting as a leave-on exfoliator, the Body Treatment is suitable for all skin types including those with blackheads and eczema.

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