Chest acne is an inflammatory skin disease that affects many people men and women alike. Like any other type of acne, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to those who have it. In this post I will provide you with adequate information and teach you on how to prevent and treat chest acne. Getting rid of chest acne is something achievable, but you also need to understand at what stage is your acne, and from there you can start working on treatment plan. Though the main causes for acne are unknown, researchers have noticed that there are several things that create an environment for breakouts of acne. But what we do know is that acne start developing when the skin pores gets blocked by the excessive production of sebum which is the oily substance that our skin secretes. Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
Chest acne causes
When Sebum along with dead skin cells accumulates; it eventually provides the best living environment for a bacterium called propioni -bacterium acne to grow. In time this bacterium causes skin infection and inflammation, leading to the formation of what we know as pimple or acne.Researches has shown that the causes for acne can also be as a result of hereditary, genetics, and hormonal factors.
Hormonal imbalance plays a major role in the release of excess sebum. Whenever there is an increase of the male hormone ‘androgen’ in the blood, chest acne are more likely to grow.
Other researches have also shown that certain drugs including androgen and lithium and birth control pills can cause acne. Hormonal changes in pregnant women are listed among other causes. Poor skin hygiene and dust on skin can also trigger the formation of acne if the skin is not taken care of and being washed and cleansed properly.
Getting rid of chest acne
If you living with chest acne or pimples, it can be embarrassing sometimes as it causes great uneasiness and discomfort. This experience is irritating and may prompt many people to take drastic measures and eliminate those acne without the knowledge on how to do it right. So before you hurry on doing anything, read on.
Things that you need to know
Getting rid of chest acne is easy, but there is no guarantee that they will not come back. It is also equally important to practice a healthy life style as this will help to prevent acne. for instant, having good oral hygiene, having a well balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetable. Fruits and vegetables has proven to have many other benefits and one other those benefits is improving your skin tone in the long run. Drinking a lot of water is also beneficial. I myself have been having chest acne breakouts several times and I have noticed that it occurs when I sweat a lot, while doing outdoors chores in the sun or even when I'm in the kitchen. Maintain a good standard of skin hygiene and good cleansing regime therefore is important, this will help to unblock you pores and helps to stop the formation of cystic acne on the chest.
How to get rid of chest acne fast?
If you want to get rid of acne fast, there are several precautions you can take. The strategy here is to attack it when it is at its early stage of formation. This is when you notice your blackheads/ whiteheads starting to grow, at this stage it is commonly known to many as ‘zits’. It is very easy to treat. You can use an acne wash that you can buy are your local drug store. This will keep it under control. Here are some steps you can follow to assure success.
Step to how to get rid of chest acne;
- This is the stage when blackheads and whitehead breakout. Using an acne wash can help to cleanse the skin and unblock those pores.
- Monitor the situation and if there are further breakouts with inflammation you can precede using products ‘benzoyl peroxide’.
- If the situation doesn’t change combine your acne wash containing ‘benzoly peroxide’ with a cleanser with one containing 2% salicylic acid. If using the above treatment does work and pustules start appearing along with inflammation, at this stage I would advise you to see your dermatologist.
Be careful not to go about squashing, picking, squeezing them with bare hands, by doing so you are making wounds and damaging your skin and you might end up having a scar.
I hope that this article on how to get rid of chest acne will help you.