In addition to the face and back, acne commonly affects the chest area. It can be quite embarrassing to have acne on your chest, especially if you wear low-cut blouses and V-neck shirts. Excessive sweating and synthetic fabrics are two of the main causes of chest acne. Synthetic fabrics trap sweat against your skin where it mingles with acne-causing bacteria and forms pimples. Use salicylic acid to help cure and prevent acne lesions on your chest.
Things You'll Need
- Soap cleanser
- Salicylic acid
Wash your chest with a gentle cleanser every night before bed. This will remove surface dirt, oil and sweat that can clog pores and cause pimples. Pat the area dry with a soft, clean towel.
Apply a thin layer of salicylic acid lotion onto your chest. Salicylic acid is a popular acne medication that rids your pores of bacteria and dirt.
Wait about five minutes for the salicylic acid lotion to dry, then put on a clean cotton shirt. Cotton is a natural fabric that allows your skin to breathe and prevents irritation. Avoid synthetic fabrics like spandex and polyester.
Wash your chest with cleanser every morning, then apply an oil-free moisturizer. Salicylic acid can cause your skin to become dry and flaky. Moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated and soft.