As if facial acne wasn’t bad enough there’s body acne too! Acne on the body is triggered by overactive oil glands, excess dead skin cells and acne- causing bacteria. Keratosis Paloris is the condition that causes rough patches and small acne-like bumps o the skin. They are primarily found on the back. One solution is a glycolic acid scrub, one that works wonder is Jan Marini. You apply a thin layer on dry skin daily before showering. thoroughly rinse off and dry with soft towel and apply body moisturizer.
Another option is Laser Hair removal that kills the hair follicles that secrete the excess oil. This option could take multiple treatments because in order to destroy all the hair you have to catch it all in the correct stage of growth and all hair is in different stages of growth. It could take months of treatment spaced 4 weeks part. Not everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal.
If treatments at home or spa treatments don’t help it might be time to see a licensed dermatologist that can medically assess that situation and find a solution. Now that Winter is arriving is the perfect time to get your skin in the best shape possible.