How Do You Get Rid of Bacne?


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To get rid of bacne, often called body acne, wash the skin with a salicylic acid cleanser, exfoliate with a shower puff, and spot-treat pimples with clear acne treatment gel. This 10-minute daily process requires skin cleanser, a shower puff, a towel, cotton swabs, acne treatment gel and shower access.

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  1. Cleanse the skin

    Take a shower, and wash the affected area with a salicylic acid cleanser. Rinse the skin thoroughly with cool water. If you sweat profusely or apply sunscreen throughout the day, take a second shower as soon as possible. Avoid products that contain benzoyl peroxide because they often bleach clothing.

  2. Exfoliate with a shower puff

    While you are still in the shower, wet a shower puff, and rub it over the affected skin. Do not exfoliate scabbed or raw areas. Rinse the puff thoroughly.

  3. Apply a spot-treatment gel

    Gently blot the skin dry with an absorbent towel. Do not scrub it over the skin, especially on open areas or scabs. Squeeze a bead of spot-treatment acne gel onto your fingertip, and dab it on individual pimples. Use cotton swabs to treat hard-to-reach back blemishes. Keep the gel off of the rest of the skin to avoid drying it out. Wait two minutes before you put clothing over the affected area.

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