How to get your SEXYBACK
by Michael Wong·
How to get your SEXYBACK
By Geelda Raoofi
Many of us struggle with acne in other areas aside from the face.
There are a lot of things that can contribute to getting acne on the back, chest, or other areas of the body. Bacteria can trigger inflammation and infection resulting in more severe acne. Now that summer is pretty much here, a lot of us may be dealing with this and feeling insecure when going to the beach or wearing a backless dress. Today I will be sharing a few tips on what may be causing acne on the body, what ingredients help combat these clogged pores, and what you can do to prevent it.
Some things that can cause clogged pores on the body include sweat buildup, hormones, stress, diet, tight clothing, or a detergent that could be causing irritation. I personally deal with some breakouts on my chest area during the hotter seasons, but some might even deal with this during the colder months. What I do to clear it up as soon as possible is use AHAs/BHAs on the area followed by a lightweight moisturizer and wash the area more frequently. I notice a significant difference when I do this
. A lot of body sunscreens tend to leave a greasier residue on the skin and it's very important to thoroughly wash it off by the end of the day otherwise this can lead to congestion as well. Some other tips include using a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, making sure you are hydrated throughout the day with a diet rich in wholesome proteins and vegetables, lowering your stress levels, getting a good amount of rest nightly, wearing looser clothing when you notice congested areas, and use a fragrance-free detergent.
While some people may be able to clear up their skin fast, others might need more time and effort to see results. Everyone's skin has different needs and the only way to ensure you are seeing improvement is to do a combination of solutions at once. Sometimes homecare alone won't be enough, or you will see minor changes but need a bit of help to speed up the process. This is where back / chest treatments come in handy.
At AE.R, we offer IPL and Bela MD facials for the back. IPL is intense pulsed light therapy. This treatment has so many different settings to address multiple skin concerns, and there is a setting specifically for killing the P acne bacteria. How it works is the light penetrates through various skin layers which not only helps kill acne bacteria, but also reduces inflammation and the production of sebum (oil).
As for the Bela MD, this HydraFacial we offer exfoliates the skin which removes the dead skin cells that are the cause of the clogged pores. The back is where we see congestion the most frequently aside from the face, and that entire area is the hardest to reach to properly exfoliate at home. Getting these treatments in combination with proper home care will give you the best results.
Once the congestion has cleared up, the best way to prevent is to once again keep your skin clean. After working out, don't wait too long before taking a shower. Wash your clothes / towels with fragrance-free detergent and do it frequently, use salicylic acid pads on the area (something to make sure the area is being gently exfoliated weekly), use a non-comedogenic lotion, and make sure you're wearing clean and slightly looser clothing (especially when working out / breaking a sweat).
Ingredients to look for that help with body acne (or acne overall) and skin texture include:
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
- Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)
- Benzoyl Peroxide
The ZO: Body Emulsion contains some retinol as well as papain and saccharomyces cerevisiae extract to provide enzymatic exfoliation. So, this lotion is the perfect option if you want an improved skin texture and works so well in combination with treatments.
Our Summer Sexy Back Ready Package started from the second week of June and will end on July 15th.
At $1285, this package includes:
- 3 x Bela Back treatment
- 1 x IPL Photorejuvenation - Full Back
- 1 x ZO Body Emulsion ($128) Full Size (Up to $1000 savings)
I hope this information was useful to you! We all long for soft and smooth skin from head to toe, so reach out today to book your consultation and take advantage of this promotion.