Body Acne is commonly found on the back, chest, neck, shoulders and thighs. Just like the facial skin, skin in the above areas has abundant hair follicles connected to sebaceous glands. So the same high rate of sebum production that causes facial acne can also clog pores in other area and cause body acne.
Excessive perspiration and tight clothing can trigger body acne. Some fabrics like lycra or nylon that fit close to the body can trap perspiration and contribute to acne. People who exercise in these fabrics are especially prone to it. Genetics and poor nutrition can also make one more prone to body acne. Women usually experience body acne after waxing. The elevation of male hormone androgen which controls the production of oil can also cause body acne. This is seen in women suffering from polycystic ovarian disease. The best way to prevent body acne is to shower immediately after any physical activity such as exercise. Apart from washing away sweat and body odor, showering also helps remove excess oils. Exfoliating agents can also be used while showering to remove dead cells. Wearing loose fitting clothing made from breathable fabric like cotton or linen allows for good ventilation for the skin.
Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, Dr. Pranjal Shamsher has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach involving the use of several therapies at the same, to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.