(Closed) slightly embarassing…..

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The only thing which worked for me was putting my hair up while I conditioned it, washing my back at the end of my showers, and washing my sheets a lot. I also took a shower or used acne wipes any time I got even remotely sweaty. I haven’t had acne on my back or chest for years since I started this routine. 

I hope that works for you!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use to have this problem but when I started taking birth control that supposedly helps acne, it went away. That’s the only advice I have as I was unable to control it before either.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

OK I know this is going to sound horrible, but I have done it and I once read it in a beauty mag which confirms it enough for me…. The skin on your body is different than the skin on your face.  Isopropyl alcohol.  I used to use it on my shoulders, with a cotton round and I would get so much junk off even after i just showered.  I would do it a few times a week to get it under control, then I could do it like once a week.  There used to be a salicylic acid body wash on the market by neutrogena.  Now I have it a little more under control, and I just use a scrub brush on my back in order to clear it up, but I really rinse after I use my hair conditioner too. 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Keep wipes with you, maybe try spray on deodorant? Weird I know, but I also am prone to breakouts in my chest, and it works a bit for me. I also recommend Burts Bees gel cleanser. Its the only thing i can use and it helps. Neutrogena also has a body wash for acne prone skin, but it dried out my skin horribly. Best of luck, its a pain! 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

See a different dermatologist. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The only thing that cleared up my acne, both face and body, was switching to a no gluten, no dairy diet.  The other thing that helped was getting rid of body washes and other things with sulfates in them and going to pure glycerine soap for my body and using coconut oil to moisturize my skin.  That made a big difference, too.  It’s a small change, smaller than the diet shift, but it might help.

Post # 11
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199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shootznladrz89:  Clean & Clear continuous control: its 10% benzoyl peroxide.  Fair warning, it will stain your towels.

Post # 12
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11 posts
Newbee

Following because I struggle with this, too!

Post # 13
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749 posts
Busy bee

@nl:  This!  Neutrogena’s body wash is awesome.  I’ve only ever had a couple spots on my chest (under where my sports bra always is) and that clears it right up.  

Good luck!

Post # 14
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Neutrogena body clear body wash cleared up my chest before my wedding.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shootznladrz89:  Mario badescu has an awesome acne body wash and toner. Their skin care products have seriously changed my life! I went from having BAD acne all over to having good skin!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am prone to break outs also!  For my face I use proactive wash and toner. Then I use a night syrum. It took me a long time to figure out that I was over drying my skin. Anyways, for my back and chest I use soap but I wash them last and use a scrub brush. so it’s like I’m exfoliating while cleaning’ 

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