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Four Weird Forms of Acne and How to Deal with Them

Four Weird Forms of Acne and How to Deal with Them

Acne seems to have the unfortunate ability to show up just about anywhere on your body. Follow along to deal with annoying breakouts - no matter where they are.

Chestne (acne on the chest)

Sweat is the main culprit of almost all types of body acne. People who exercise often or spend a lot of time outside during the summer may start to see breakouts popping up in unexpected places, especially on the chest. The key is to wipe the area with a cleansing wipe immediately after sweating so it does not sit on your skin. You should also cleanse using a body wash like CLn BodyWash that is formulated for acne-prone skin. It is gentle and non-drying so it won’t irritate sensitive skin.


You might not even notice the acne on your back until it’s time to wear that cute tank top or swimsuit. Again, sweat is most likely the culprit and your clothes keep sweat and bacteria trapped against your skin, which leads to breakouts. Use Glytone Acne Treatment Spray for Back and Chest that contains 2% salicylic acid. This product has a 360˚ nozzle, which means you can apply it easily to any area of your back or body.

Leg and arm acne

Tiny bumps or breakouts on the underarms, legs and bikini line are most likely caused by shaving. The trick to dealing with this kind of body acne is prevention. Before shaving, use a scrub such as Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub to create a smoother, closer shave. Also, avoid using a dull razor and always shave in the direction of hair growth.

Scalp acne

That adorable hat you’ve been rocking all season could be causing you to break out along your hairline or scalp. Sweat and oil get trapped near your scalp and then mixes with product buildup in your hair, leaving you with a breakout. To avoid this type of acne, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. DCL Salicylic Acid Shampoo contains exfoliating ingredients that remove product buildup, flakes and excess oil.

Do you struggle with body acne? Tell us how you deal with it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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Marie is a content writer and social media strategist who has worked at LovelySkin since 2012. She loves scouring the internet for the latest hair and makeup how-to videos and talking about her number one must-have skin care product - sunscreen!

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