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Body acne and how to treat it.

Why do I have body acne?

Body acne can appear  on the back, upper arms and the buttocks and can take several grades of severity anything from minor pimples to more painful cysts, forming deep under the skin's surface. The most common form of body acne exists on the upper back.

Causes of back acne?

Most experts agree that back acne starts to occur around puberty when the sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, start functioning. When an excess of sebum is produced, pores and hair follicles can become clogged, attracting bacteria.  This is also a time when hormones are being produced in greater numbers causes in men a excess of testosterone which is a major trigger of body acne.

Stress, sweating and even genetics are causes of back acne. While there is no proof back acne is developed from tight clothing, excessive sweating  it is more then likely to invigorate this form of acne.

How to Treat Body Acne?

Body acne can be more of a persistent form of acne so using products designed specifically for body acne can help.  We believe that acne on the face needs to be more gently than body acne.  The skin on your back and shoulders can be treated by exfoliation and higher concentrations of  active ingredients.

To treat body acne:

Step 1 Wash the effected body acne area with ZENMED Botanical Body Acne Wash and let the skin dry.

Step 2 Follow up with ZENMED Botanical Acne Mask and Spot Treatment. A high grade Salicylic Acid and Citric Acid combination simultaneously penetrate the skin to help open up the clogged pores and soften the skin.

Step 3 (customer suggested) Some customers suggest using the Derma Cleanse capsules

For severe back acne, consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment. Cysts can be treated in the office.

How to Prevent Back Acne

Exfoliation is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells that tend to build up on the back, buttocks and back of the arms.

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