Back and Body Acne Kit
If you have body acne, you know that it is different than acne on your face. Body acne includes back acne, neck acne, and chest acne. This kind of acne often won't respond to facial acne skin care treatments and requires solutions made specifically for your body acne.
Body acne is often caused and worsened by a different germ than the common type of facial acne. This germ is called pityrosporum and it is actually a yeast. (Regular facial acne is usually caused by the bacteria called propionibacterium acnes.) Acne medicines designed for facial acne don’t kill this yeast germ.
Why Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit is the best skin care treatment for your body acne:
My Back and Body Acne Kit addresses the three key steps needed to control your body acne.
1. Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit includes the strongest level of pyrithione zinc skin cleanser to help control pityrosporum yeast.
2. The kit also includes the highest level of benzoyl peroxide in a foaming cleanser to unclog blocked pores and blackheads that are part of back acne.
3. You apply these powerful medicated cleansers with the Salux Cloth. The Salux Cloth has just the right exfoliation and scrubbing surface to help get these foaming cleansers and acne medicines down deep into your pores, where the problem starts.
Because the areas of skin involved in body acne are thicker than facial skin, they don't respond to the many acne medicines that are designed for facial use. I've found that the best treatment for body acne involves scrubbing the affected skin with an exfoliating cloth or sponge and medicated soaps that contain strong benzoyl peroxide and pyrithione zinc. But, please note, benzoyl peroxide can fade the color in fabric upon contact. Some benzoyl peroxide will be left on your skin when you use the Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser. When using this product, wash and rinse treated skin thoroughly with a non-benzoyl peroxide cleanser to reduce the risk of fading or bleaching fabric upon skin contact.
For more information about treating acne, please see Acne Treatment/Specific Advice for Your Skin Type.
Product Details - This Back and Body Acne Kit includes:
Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment (with 10% benzoyl peroxide cleanser): The medicated strength of 10% benzoyl peroxide in a foaming cleanser is an excellent blackhead remover. It works together with the pyrithione zinc in my Foaming Zinc Cleanser to clear up body acne on the chest, back, and neck. Please note, benzoyl peroxide will fade fabric and this powerful treatment will leave some benzoyl peroxide on your skin to treat acne for hours. Wash your skin well with a non-benzoyl peroxide cleanser before allowing it to come into contact with colored fabric. Also, benzoyl peroxide can irritate skin. If irritation occurs discontinue use and consult a physician.
Foaming Zinc Cleanser (with 2% pyrithione zinc): 2% pyrithione zinc is my "secret ingredient," which is forgotten in other acne treatment products. It combats the skin yeast germ called pityrosporum, which often causes chest acne, neck acne, and back acne in most people. The foaming base lifts oil to help the pyrithione zinc acne medicine reach deep down in the pores where the germ lives. This product can also be used as a shampoo to treat scalp dandruff and to help scalp acne.
Salux Wash Cloth: A long, easy-to-use cloth that will exfoliate and loosen blockages in the pores while it applies the medicated cleansers onto the areas of your skin where you have body acne.
Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
425 South Main St