Acne Zones in Men: How to Get Rid of Zits
For some of us guys, our face isn’t the only place prone to acne. Other parts of our body are susceptible to breakouts, making us feel even more self-conscious. The most common acne zones on men’s skin tend to be the back, shoulders and arms. Because of their location, body acne breakouts can be difficult to manage. Never fear: We’re here to help you target these acne zones and get rid of zits .
Shoulder and Arm Acne in Men
Men often pride themselves on their arms and shoulders, especially if they like to work on a toned, muscular look at the gym. That is why acne on these parts can be particularly troubling. Arm and shoulder acne can be managed with a men’s body wash that contains acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid. You can also benefit from exfoliating with a men’s body scrub; this can help deep clean your skin and remove debris that can contribute to breakouts in this acne zone.
Acne pimples can even affect your underarms. Many men may not realize that their favorite brand of underarm deodorant may be the culprit behind their arm acne problem. Some types of deodorant can irritate sensitive underarm skin or clog pores because of their reliance on fragrances and dyes. Using a men’s unscented deodorant like MenScience Advanced Deodorant may help reduce irritation and breakouts. “How to Get Rid of Pimples” offers more acne advice.
Back and Chest Acne in Men
Dreaded back acne, or “bacne”, is a problem for men of all skin types. It can be one of the most frustrating forms of acne because it’s hard to reach. Chest acne, while not as hard to reach, can also be frustrating. Again, a good solution here is a men’s body wash, which can remove pore-clogging debris. You may also want to try a men’s acne therapy lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient that can help get rid of zits fast. Just make sure to allow the acne therapy lotion to absorb completely before putting on clothing; benzoyl peroxide, the powerful acne-fighting ingredient, may discolor fabrics.
If you suffer from breakouts in these acne zones, it’s also important to practice proper suncare. Prolonged sun exposure without use of a men’s sunblock can lead to the development of acne scars, which may become permanent. If you plan on being outside for a long time, apply MenScience TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30 to protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays. “Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage” lists other ways you can prevent sunburn and other problems.
Face Acne in Men
Salicylic acid is also a great treatment for face acne. Many men may think that simply scrubbing their faces with standard soap and hot water will remove any blemishes that may develop. Unfortunately, the bar soap that many men use in the shower is a hotbed of bacteria and other microbes that can cause or exacerbate existing acne. Salicylic acid works to reduce existing acne and prevent future breakouts. MenScience facial cleansing products like Daily Face Wash contain this potent ingredient as do acne products such as MenScience Advanced Acne Pads.
If you suffer from acne in one or more of these zones, your best solution is MenScience Acne Treatment System. This kit contains some of our most powerful acne-fighting products to help you get clear skin.
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