How to Cure Chest Acne

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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
  • Towel
  • 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.

Tips & Warnings

  • Repeat this routine every night. Acne should begin to clear up within a few days.
  • Avoid putting perfume or cologne directly onto your chest; the oils from the fragrances can clog pores and irritate your skin. Stop using salicylic acid if excessive drying or redness occur.

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