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!)Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Body Wash
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.
A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Wash
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.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash
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.
Origins Clear Improvement Purfying Charcoal Body Wash
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.
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