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If you’re like me, you not only get acne on your face now and then, but all over your body as well.  Although I normally only get acne on my face and back, I’ve had at least some amount of acne on just about every area of my skin at one point or other in my life.  My feet, legs, and (ahem) genital area seems to be the only places to escape it completely so far.  While there is a certain relief to that fact, having acne on my scalp, back, butt, chest, stomach, and shoulders is not exactly fun.  For this reason I’ve done plenty of experimenting with acne body washes.  

Oh, the joy of acne body washes knows no bounds.  They come in different sizes, shapes, colors, smells, and flavors.  Well, okay, I’m not sure about the flavor part, but there certainly is a wide array of acne body washes to choose from.  The search is easily narrowed down when you consider the active ingredients involved.  Most acne body washes use only one of two different active ingredients; salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide.  Everything else in the wash is just for style points.  

Having used plenty of different acne body washes, I consistently come back to the ones that use salicylic acid.  This is somewhat counterintuitive, because benzyl peroxide seems to work best with the acne face washes I’ve tried.  I’m not really sure why, but salicylic acid just seems more effective for body acne than anything else, even though its only moderately effective for facial acne.  I prefer the acne body wash that ‘Phisoderm’ makes.  

So my acne prevention and treatment routine is a benzyl peroxide acne face wash, and a salicylic acid acne body wash.  So long as I use these washes daily, I’m able to reduce the acne I would be getting by somewhere around 90%, which is great.  However, there is still that 10% or so that gets by, and I can’t really seem to do much about it.  The acne on my back is especially hard to prevent; no acne body wash gets rid of it completely.  

It seems to help a little if I use lotions and other skin care products in addition to an acne body wash.  I like using ones with aloe vera and vitamin E.  If I apply lotions like these soon after using an acne body wash, it seems to boost the overall anti-acne effect.

More acne body wash resources:

Neutrogena acne body wash
Department store cleansers are considerably pricier, but most cosmetics companies offer free samples that you can try. If you just don't feel clean without soap, choose mild soaps that have added oils and fats, such as Neutrogena. A good rule of thumb is that your skin should feel soft and smooth after cleansing, never tight or dry. Try to use soaps and cleansers of any type only on your face, underarms, genital area, and your hands and feet...

How to clear acne
Simple tips to learn how to prevent acne at any age and keep clean skin: avoid frequent handling of the skin; shave carefully; avoid suntanning; choose cosmetics carefully.
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This “Acne Body Washes” article is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as professional medical advice. The information contained herein should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a dermatologist’s recommendation.

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