Chest Acne is a condition that plagues many acne sufferers and is not an easy condition to cure. In fact, it is more difficult to eradicate chest acne than many other types of acne. Roughly 54% of woman and 40% of men are affected by this form of acne which can take the form of pimples, blackheads, pustules or cysts on the chest area. The good news is that although it is a difficult skin condition to treat, natural acne remedies offer a very real possibility of a cure if the sufferer chooses the right course of action.
If the oil producing glands on the pectoral skin secrete too much oil then the pores of the exoderm can end up being clogged with dead skin cells and oil which in combination provide an extremely fertile breeding ground for acne causing bacteria. Hormones too can become unbalanced, there are too many possible causes to list here, and this is a possible contributory factor to a chest acne condition. Natural acne remedies are probably not the best treatment for a hormonal imbalance, something best left to your doctor, but they may be very effective in alleviating symptoms of excess sebum production.
One natural acne remedies means of alleviating chest acne symptoms is to minimize the use of deodorants, body lotions and powders on the affected area. In warm weather we tend to sweat more and this combined with man made toiletries can very easily exacerbate an acne infection, easily leading to rampant chest acne. Use “fragrance free” or “sensitive skin” washing powders and fabric softeners. Shower regularly and use an an antibacterial wash. Be sure to always shower directly after exercise as well.
Another way to get rid of chest acne naturally is to wear loose fitting natural fabrics such as cotton which are breathable and will keep the skin more comfortable than synthetic fabrics, which will in essence “suffocate” the skin. Man-made materials, especially if tight fitting, can easily irritate the skin and an irritated skin in conjunction with a chest acne condition is not a great recipe for clear skin success.
Drying masks can help with oil control. For example, apply a mud of Charcoal Mask to the affected area every 3 or 4 days, this will help to unblock clogged pores and free the from skin dead skin cells, thus eliminating a potential acne bacteria breeding ground.
Natural acne remedies takes the standpoint that prevention is always better than cure. Use a few simple rules where your chest acne condition is concerned, take a pragmatic approach to your personal hygiene and you will reap the benefits that come with a chest permanently free of acne.
If you are suffering from chest acne you may also want to see a trusted dermatologist or plastic surgeon. (Many plastic surgeon offices now provide laser treatments for scar patients, including acne scar patients.)