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How to Get Rid of Chest Acne in Blistering Summer?
Chest acne is instigated due to skin dryness, oil issues and sensitiveness. "The sun dries the water out of your skin, dehydrating it, which makes your oil glands overgrow and overproduce," Doris Day, a cosmetic dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift, says.
Nevertheless, chest acne could also become worse in summer season due to higher temperatures and clogging pores due to additional sweat. On the other hand, by using some good beatifying ways, you can pretty well manage summer's most annoying skin problem.
Layering Makeup Over Chest:
Layering some moisturizer on your chest is a good idea if you are suffering from chest acne issues.
"You might even mistake chest acne for folliculitis [a skin condition that can show up on the chest] that looks like acne but is caused from a bacterial infection of your follicles, Heat rash is another skin condition that crops up in summer and can also look like acne. It looks like the entire chest is covered with really tiny red bumps."
-Francesca Fusco, a cosmetic dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in NYC
Prevent Pesky Pimples:
Remain hydrated. It’s the best method to avoid pimples breakout. Also take repeated showers as it will keep your pores clear for longer periods.
Wear Natural Fibers Like Cotton:
Try wearing cotton clothes in summer. When skin’s surface is not smooth, the sweat with the dirt and bacteria could cause blemish on skin.
Applying Lightweight Version of SPF:
Especially in summers, always try to apply lightweight version of SPF to avoid additional breakouts.
Don't Scratch off Your Pimples:
Don't scratch off your pimples. Scratching or picking pimples could give you scars in the longer run.
"The chest (and back) are two areas on your body that heal more poorly and can scar easily, so hands off."
-Doris Day, a cosmetic dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift
"Retinols, like Retin-A or Tazorac, or antibacterial clindamycin gel — all which can be prescribed by your dermatologist — are also helpful when it comes to unclogging the pores. Just make sure to apply sunscreen on top of any retinoid if you're wearing it during the day, since it makes your skin sensitive to the sun."
-Mary Schook, a licensed Aesthetician