TL;DR: Chest and back acne can be treated like you’d treat face acne, with products formulated to go hard on zits. Use our Activated Charcoal Body Wash daily and our Detoxifying Peel-Off Charcoal Mask weekly to get breakouts under control.
Fighting chest and back acne? We know you’re a one-of-a-kind guy, but this isn’t a one-of-a-kind problem. After the face, the chest and back are among the most common hotspots for pimples for adults and teenagers. The point? Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’ve got a serious zit situation under your t-shirt. The other point? We can help you get it under control.
As with any skin problem, there’s no magic wand that’ll erase zits on your face or body. But there are a few things that come pretty close, like activated charcoal and salicylic acid. The key is to get yourself on a good routine and follow it religiously. Here’s ours.
- Salicylic acid to unplug clogged pores and reduce redness. Salicylic acid is the MVP of any good anti-acne regimen because it has the unique ability to loosen up dead skin and deep-clean even the dirtiest pores. Many people think you can only find salicylic acid in your face wash (we use it in our Activated Charcoal Face Wash), but that’s not the case.
- Charcoal powder. This ingredient is the star of the show because it has a purifying effect, drawing out dirt, oil, bacteria and other gunk to keep the zits away. Think of it like a detox for your skin. Charcoal powder is also especially good at soaking up excess oil, so if you err on the oily side, this is definitely what you need to try.
- Cucumber fruit extract to help chill out problem skin. This ingredient repairs dry, damaged skin and leaves behind a softer, smoother appearance so your chest and back will be perfectly touchable.
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Remember, your skin care routine is only as good as your ability to follow it, so try to get on a good schedule and stick to it. Stocking up on the right anti-acne products and knowing how to use them can whip even the most wicked under-shirt acne into shape.