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  • Common Causes of Body Acne, and What You Can Do About It!

Common Causes of Body Acne, and What You Can Do About It!

Body acne can be a persistent and bothersome issue for many individuals, affecting various areas such as the chest, back, shoulders, and buttocks. Let’s explore the common causes of body acne and effective strategies to address and prevent it.


Common Causes of Body Acne


  1. Friction and Tight Clothing:

Cause: Friction from tight clothing or constant rubbing of fabrics against the skin can lead to irritation and clogged pores, triggering body acne.

Solution: Opt for loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton. Avoid tight straps or backpacks that can rub against the skin.


  1. Excessive Sweating

Cause: Living in sunny Singapore, where it is constantly humid and temperatures often 30 degrees Celsus, the simple act of leaving the house can already lead to a sweaty experience! Sweat, when mixed with dead skin cells and bacteria, can clog pores and contribute to the development of body acne.

Solution: Shower promptly after sweating, especially after workouts, to cleanse the skin. Use breathable fabrics during exercise and consider using antiperspirants to minimize sweating.


  1. Hormonal Fluctuation

Cause: Hormonal changes, especially during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy, can contribute to increased oil production and the development of body acne.

Solution:  Maintain a consistent skincare routine and consider consulting a healthcare professional for guidance on managing hormonal fluctuations.


  1. Environmental Factors

Cause: Exposure to environmental pollutants and harsh chemicals can irritate the skin and contribute to acne development. If you are experiencing sudden body acne breakouts, it is best to examine if there were any new changes in your recent routine.

Solution: Be mindful of your surroundings and choose skincare products that are gentle and suitable for your skin type. Protect your skin from harsh weather conditions.


  1. Overuse of Skincare Products

Cause: Excessive use of skincare products or using products with harsh ingredients may strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to increased oil production and acne.

Solution: Use skincare products in moderation and choose non-comedogenic formulations. Patch-test new products to ensure they don’t cause irritation.

Here are some helpful tips that can aid in your body acne healing journey!


Headling Body Acne

Adopt a Gentle Cleansing Routine

Use a mild, non-comedogenic cleanser to cleanse your body regularly, especially after sweating or exposure to pollutants.


Wear Breathable Clothing

Choose loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics to reduce friction and allow your skin to breathe.


Be Mindful of Skincare or Haircare Products

Choose skincare products that are suitable for your skin type, and avoid overusing products that may strip the skin of natural oils.

If you tend to go heavy handed with haircare products like hair oils, hairspray or hair serums, ensure that the skin is cleansed thoroughly during the shower, and avoid having the hair cling to your skin!


Go to a Professional

If body acne persists or is severe, consult a professional for personalized advice and treatment options tailored to your skin’s specific needs. EstheClinic Singapore provides complimentary consultations with no obligation. Have a chat with our experienced consultants for the best body acne treatment for you!


About EstheClinic’s Intensive Back Acne Treatment:

EstheClinic uses a dual pronged approach when it comes to treating persistent back acne! Using IPL Photorejuvenation technology, the blend of heat and light technology reaches deep within the pores to get rid of acne causing bacteria, control sebaceous glands, and minimise the appearance of pores. It can also help to reduce inflammation and lighten existing acne scars!

It is then followed by our LED Phototherapy treatment. Non thermal blue and red pulses destroys acne causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and encourages collagen stimulation for accelerated healing.  

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