Body acne can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and hard to get rid of. There are a few herbal and cosmetic topical treatments you can turn to in an effort to get rid of body acne that has already developed. The most important thing is to remain persistent. If you want to get rid of your body acne in the long-term, you will need to implement several hygienic, dietary, and lifestyle changes.
Home Remedies for Body Acne
Use milk of magnesia. Use a sterile cotton ball or pad to dab a small amount of milk of magnesia onto areas affected by body acne once every day or two.
- This substance is a base, so it lowers the acidity of the skin. It also seems to reduce your body’s ability to produce pore-clogging oils.
Make a paste with baking soda. Mix 2 Tbsp (30 ml) baking soda with a few drops of water until a paste forms. Apply the paste to acne covered skin, using a gentle circular motion, and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
- You could also mix the baking soda with castile soap instead of water.
- Baking soda works as a natural exfoliator. It removes dead skin cells that clog your pores, causing body acne. The substance is also basic, so it lowers the acidity of the top layer of skin.