We have all experienced acne during our adolescence. Those red, swollen bumps on your cheeks that hurt every time you tried to scratch that itch.
Phew! Just thinking about it gives us the chills!
While we are quick to care for the acne on our face - applying lotions and what not, we forget to address the acne on the rest of our body.
Understanding Body Acne
Body acne is the presence of acne lesions and cysts on areas other than the face like shoulders, back, chest, upper arms and buttocks.
Surprisingly, it is more common that we may think with about 50% people experiencing at some point in their lives. And yet, there is often a sense of taboo surrounding it.
What causes Body Acne?
Body acne can be caused by a bunch of factors like:
👉🏼 Hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation,and imbalances
👉🏼 Bacterial infection after exposure to dirt and poor sanitation
👉🏼 Friction with sweaty body parts leading to breakouts
👉🏼 Excess oil production by the sebacious gland
👉🏼 Poor hygiene and sharing personal care products and make up
👉🏼 Stress, deficient diet and improper lifestyle
Effects of Body Acne
Before we understand how to deal with body acne, it is crucial to understand the WHY.
Dealing with body acne can significanty impact one’s self-esteem and overall wellbeing. Other than the physical and constant itching, It can cause feelings of insecurity, exacerbates by societal standards of beauty.
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Four Ways to Take Care of Your Body Acne:
1. Maintaining proper hygiene
Use a gentle, natural cleanser for acne-prone skin to wash the affected areas to remove dead skin and unclog pores. Avoid harsh scrubbing to prevent inflammation.
Contrary to popular belief, moisturizing is essential, even for acne-prone skin. Nari Sondarya Oil is a 100% natural and ayurvedic formulation made with Badam and Chandanadi Oils.
This lightweight and non-sticky formula improves skin elasticity, reduces acne and scars and is also helpful with stretch marks!
3. Prioritize nutrition
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🧘 Restore hormonal balance
⚡ Improve energy levels
🌼 Enhances skin health
✨ Increases libido
💪🏼 Eliminates menstrual cramps
🌻 Regularises periods and flow
👉🏼 Eases digestion
🎯 Boosts immunity
❤️ Prevents menopausal pain and discomfort
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4. Avoid Picking or Squeezing
It's tempting to squeeze or pick at acne, but doing so can lead to scarring and further inflammation. Practice patience and resist the urge to touch or manipulate the affected areas.
5. Consult An Expert
Get your eyes checked at regular intervals to identify underlying conditions that may affect your eye health. For personalized treatments download Amrutam App and book a consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctors today.
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It’s essential to remember and remind those around us that having body acne does not define your worth!
Whether it's on the back, chest, or other areas, this condition can cause emotional distress and feelings of insecurity. Society's focus on flawless skin can exacerbate these feelings, leading to self-consciousness and avoidance of certain activities or clothing choices.
Remember, self-care goes beyond physical treatments. Nurturing your mental and emotional well-being is equally important. :)
Surround yourself with supportive and understanding individuals who appreciate you for who you are. Engage in activities that make you feel confident and uplifted, regardless of the state of your skin.