Human growth is often welcomed with open arms until unwanted guests come along. Adult body acne can pop up anywhere.
The truth is, up to 15 percent of adult women have acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Interestingly, you can get it as an adult even if you didn’t have it as a teenager...even among men!!
As our body gets hotter with the weather, sweat is most definitely around the corner. And with all that sweat inevitably comes body acne. Unfortunately, there isn't a single root cause of acne, and it often (and trust us, it will) pops up whenever it wants, even if you've never had acne before.
We’ll repeat this; there is no single cause for acne. Instead, it is usually a collection of factors that combine to unleash nuclear warfare on your skin.
Biologically, acne develops because of excess oil released by our sebaceous glands. These glands are shared on our chests and backs, which is why acne breakouts in those areas tend to be so common.
Behavioral changes can cause acne breakouts. These include modifications in laundry detergent, fabrics, how much you exercise, and even your shower and bathing habits. We can't leave out the hormonal imbalances (these are the stubborn ones)
In the introduction, we mention sweating as a cause of acne. The sweating could be due to wearing very tight clothes-and this can spread to all parts in contact with the tight clothes.
Acne on the butt
Those irritations you feel on your butt are not just irritations. That is butt acne. It is a result of a low-grade infection in the pores caused by bacterial organisms. It may begin as irritation of the hair follicle openings, usually from sweating and clothes that rub very close to the skin (for cyclists or those taking spin classes...you can attest to this).
To avoid this type of acne, always avoid prolonged sitting (especially when you're sweating). You could as well wear more breathable fabrics (soft or light fabric). Finally, make sure to hit the showers after a workout to wash away the sweat.
That name is not a thing. But, we shall make it a thing. Cellphones transfer acne-causing bacteria to your skin/face. Life is beautiful when you are texting, chatting, and talking with your people, but your skin is going to be angry at you for the bacteria it is going to get in contact with.
You expose your cell phone to surfaces with bacteria on them throughout the day, and when you talk on the phone, you put this bacteria close to your mouth, ears, eyes, nose.
To add insult to injury, if you spend a lot of time on your phone, when it comes in contact with your face, this can lead to “acne mechanica,” which is pimples caused by friction.
Make sure to regularly clean your phone with wipes or with a dry-damp cloth.
We are going to make this a thing too. This year, and most definitely last year, has been not like any other in recent history. COVID19 has been experienced everywhere, and it is expected that there will be effects on your skin. Because of masking up, many people have reported that they’re developing “maskne,” another name for the acne that may appear around your chin, cheeks, and mouth because of constantly wearing a mask (filthy ones).
The good news is that you don’t have to hide in your house because there is a solution for “maskne.” A gentle and effective face wash, body wash, or soap can help neutralize bacteria. It can soothe and get rid of acne that is popping up anywhere on your body.
In theory, traveling for vacation is supposed to be therapeutic for every inch and sense of feeling in your body. However, there are changes in the environment that your skin is not accustomed to. Things like humidity and heat can cause acne. The breakout is the skin’s defensive mechanism against conditions it is not used to.
To prevent this, you need to understand that you can't understand the natural condition of where you have traveled to. Therefore, adjustments are going to come in your behavior and product usage.
Acne Caused By Feeding Habits
You probably love a good meal as much as the next person. Hit pause! That diet could be the cause of your acne. Specifically, diets high in refined carbohydrates (“white” foods including white bread and white pasta, along with crackers, cake, and cookies) that are high on the glycemic index may increase the development and severity of breakouts.
The solution to this is as simple as reducing snacks, like chips and ice cream. As a direct reaction, adopt whole grains, veggies, fruits, and high-protein foods. Make healthy eating fun while you do it!!!!