Four Steps for Treatment of Back, Chest, Neck and Body Acne

To cure body acne you need different treatments than for face acne.

Most people associate acne with the face, but that is not the only place you can find acne. Acne can also occur on the back, chest, neck, and elsewhere on the body.

If you suffer from body acne, you need to know that the treatments for facial acne are not necessarily the best treatments for acne on your back, chest, neck or other areas of your body. Body acne often involves a unique skin germ called pityrosporum, which requires pyrithione zinc for treatment. Body skin is also thicker than face skin so you need different products to treat acne on your body.

Follow my four-step daily treatment for body acne and be on your way to clearer skin.

Back and Body Acne Kit

Steps One and Two: Cleanse and Correct

Skin cleansers are the best products for treating body acne for logistical reasons. That means that in a Complete Skin Care Routine you combine steps 1 and 2 by using powerful products that leave correcting ingredients on the skin after rinsing. 

To treat acne on your back, chest, neck, or other area of your body, you must first clean the affected area. Use my Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment Cleanser (with 10% benzoyl peroxide); however, if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide, you can effectively clean the area with my Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash or my Foaming Zinc Cleanser.

Increase the effectiveness of your cleanser by using a Salux Wash Cloth when washing or a Clarisonic Brush System designed for use on the body.

To best treat the yeast germ pityrosporum, which is the major cause of most body acne - especially back and chest acne - you need to use a cleanser that contains the non-prescription medicine zinc pyrithione. My Foaming Zinc Cleanser contains 2% zinc pyrithione, so be sure to add it to your body acne treatment.

You can save money on your overall body acne treatment by purchasing my Back and Body Acne Kit, which includes my Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser, my Foaming Zinc Cleanser, and a Salux Wash Cloth.

aily Moisturizing Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin

Step Three: Hydrate

If you have dry skin, applying my Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin after cleansing and toweling skin dry. If you have oily skin, your own oil glands may moisturize your skin enough meaning that you do not need to moisturize with a product.

olbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen

Step Four: Protect

It is important to protect your skin from skin damage. Not only can the sun cause hyperpigmentation of acne scars, but it can also cause skin cancer. Protect your skin by using one of the following mineral zinc sunscreens:

Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen

Start Treating Your Body Acne Today

You've suffered from body acne long enough. Start treating your acne-prone skin today and see the results with clearer skin on your chest, back, neck, and other areas. Contact my office today if you would like to schedule an appointment for professional evaluation and treatment for your back acne.

Learn More:

  1. Acne Tips: How to Get Rid of Pimples
  2. Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you tolerate most acne treatment products
  3. Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you are allergic to salicylic acid
  4. Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you are intolerant to benzoyl peroxide
  5. Back, Chest, Neck and Body Acne Treatment
  6. Facial Pityrosporum Folliculitis
  7. Acne and Anti-Aging Skin Problem Combination
  8. Acne-Related Frequently Asked Questions