Last Modified on Dec 26, 2014
Natural body acne treatments keep the skin clean and moisturized by treating the acne prone areas with home remedies like Tea Tree Oil and Hydrogen Peroxide. Acne is a skin condition caused by excess production of bacteria in the pores of the skin. While the condition is often thought of as merely a facial skin condition, acne can occur anywhere on the body. Acne that develops on other parts of the body is called body acne and responds well to gentler, natural treatment options.
What is Body Acne?
Body acne forms in much the same way as facial acne – through the overproduction of bacteria in the pores. However, body acne often appears thicker than facial acnes as the pores elsewhere on the body are larger. Body acne can form on the chest, shoulders, arms, legs, and buttocks and often appears as large red sores and lesions.
Natural Remedies for Acne on the Back and Body
Body acne is often considered a genetic condition, which often makes it difficult to identify a treatment option that is not too harsh for the skin. Natural treatments, however, not only treat acne but also nourish and moisturize the skin. Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and borax are among the most effective, least abrasive treatments for body acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar in an alternative treatment that can be used as both a toner applied to the skin and a supplement taken orally. The vinegar functions to balance the pH of the body and eliminate breakouts naturally. Apple cider vinegar is also a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is also lauded as a natural antiseptic agent with anti-inflammatory properties. The chemicals in tea tree oil kill bacteria in the skin, naturally reducing body acne. Tea tree oil is a natural skin moistureizer that also reduces redness and inflammation.
Borax is considered a natural cleaning agent that functions to treat acne in a variety of ways. The compound is a powerful antimicrobial agent, so it eliminates bacteria and other toxins in and on the skin. Borax is also considered a hormone normalizer as well as an anti-inflammatory agent, both properties that make it an effective cleanser for treating body acne.
Acne anywhere on the body can cause physical and emotional damage. However, natural remedies effectively treat acne and reduce the risk of this damage naturally.
I have been suffering from self diagnosed acne inversa for 20yrs. At this point I am so desperate for it to be all over with. I just recently had a flare up under my right arm and have several holes where the infection came out of. One of them is an open area that looks like I was stabbed. It's the largest I've ever had. Under my left arm I have been "leaking" for the past four months after a flare up. Funny thing about my last flare up was that when the boil finally busted- after a bath with epsom salt- it seemed like all of my affected areas started to leak at the same time. My other arm pit began leaking more the areas on my abdomen began to weep as well. I would like to know what can I do to close the holes and help myself heal. I have been doing alot of research and have a beginning regimen prepared but feel that I have to heal from these last flare ups to begin it. Please help!!! I don't know how much more I can take.
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