Written by Anza Goodbar (last updated November 12, 2018)
Acne can be embarrassing whether it is on the face, chest or back. Our bodies naturally secret a substance called sebum that acts as a moisturizing agent to keep skin from becoming dry and cracking. Sometimes, pores around the hair follicles become clogged and attract bacteria. The production of sebum doesn't stop when a pore is clogged causing the pore to erupt into a painful swelling of the skin.
Acne is a genetic condition that can show up anywhere on the body where sebaceous glands are found. Most people that suffer from facial acne also struggle with body acne to some degree. Since pores on other part of the body are larger than facial pores, cysts often form from the clogged hair follicles.
There are several ways to reduce body acne outbreaks:
Genetics can affect the amount of success experienced from outside factors; however, there are many environmental conditions that can be controlled. Most of the remedies for treating body acne are painless and easy to implement into our daily lives.
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