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How To Treat “Bacne” (Back Acne)

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Most of us have suffered through the occasional pimple or breakout, many of which appear on our face. But, another region that sometimes doesn’t get as much attention is the back. Many men and women suffer from back acne find it  uncomfortable to be in a bathing suit or show their back in public. Back acne isn’t just limited to your actual back, it can spread down your back onto your buttocks as well as wrap around to your chest area.

 

This acne is similar to facial acne in both its symptoms and its treatments. Unfortunately, people who suffer from sever facial acne are also more prone to suffering from acne in other places on their body as well. Acne forms when pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin and oil. Therefor, it makes sense that acne can come from wherever there are sebaceous glands (the glands responsible for the production of sebum, or oil—and hair follicles). Blemishes can appear almost anywhere on the body except the palms of your hands and soles of your feel. Acne on the body poses another challenge because it can be harder to control than facial acne since the skin on your body is thicker and has larger pores that can become clogged. Plus, these areas are often clothed, which means your skin has constant contact with the oil it produces.

 

You obviously can’t stop your skin from secreting oil and clogging your pores, but you can help prevent body acne by cleansing your skin properly.

 

Our skincare expert Joelle Greene offers some quick tips to battle body acne:

 

Exfoliate.

Invest in a coarse rag or loofa to exfoliate your skin in the shower, be sure to keep this clean and wash with antibacterial soap often.

 

Change clothes post-workout.

Moist, sweaty clothing like a fitted sports bra or jersey are a breeding ground for bacteria that can clog pores. Be sure to shower and swap out your clothing for something clean and lighter after you work out.

 

Change your sheets more frequently.

A fresh change of bed sheets will ensure you’re sleeping on a clean and bacteria-free zone. Many times our body heat increases with sleep which can cause us to sweat and blog our pores

 

There are many body washes on the market not that will help treat body acne, however, it is best to visit a specialist and determine your course of action to properly tackle your acne. Like everything in life, it will take some research, diligence and possible lifestyle changes, but body acne can be managed.

 

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Product Spotlight: Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion

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Looking for a daily antioxidant that offers protection and brightens the skin? Well, look no further! Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Joelle Greene, RN recommends the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion. It’s great for all skin types and is a wonderful way to protect your skin from dryness this winter.

These Vitamin C lotions are formulated with the newest, highly stabilized form of Vitamin C for healthy, radiant skin. The 30% formula contains one of the strongest concentrations of Vitamin C available.

  • Contains THD Ascorbate, a very powerful form of Vitamin C
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Includes the latest stabilization and delivery technologies
  • Moisturizes and conditions skin with naturally derived Squalane

Who benefits – All skin types.

To purchase the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion or to see the entire Revision Skincare Collection, visit Reno Vein Clinic!

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Skincare Tips The EXPERT Recommends

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We asked our aesthetic nurse specialist, Joelle Greene RN, to share quick tips to health skin.

  1. Pour on the protection. Fill the hollow of your palm (about ½ teaspoon) with broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and coat your face, neck and ears- daily.
  2. Look sun-kissed. Tinting your face with a tinted moisturizer or foundation gives the appearance of youthful skin. Using the sun to actually tint your face however is a big no-no.
  3. Eat a skin-saving breakfast. The first meal of the day is really the most important. Eating a food high in essential fatty acids, such as almonds, helps kick start the skin. It also helps stop inflammation, sagging, fine lines, and blotchiness.
  4. Zen your skin. If anyone experiences stress, they will appreciate this. High levels of stress and tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis. Controlling stress is easier said than done though, to help calm your skin, take 10 minutes to apply a facemask and relax in bed.
  5. Pair your products. Knowing that certain ingredients, like sunscreen and antioxidants work harmoniously together in the morning, and retinols and peptides are a great nighttime team will allow you to take full advantage of a product’s properties.
  6. Wear your veggies (and eat them too!) Frozen peas or gel ice packs help soothe itchy, irritated eyes. To reduce swelling and irritation on your face, placing frozen peas or corn over irritated areas is better than an ice pack because it forms to the contours of your face.

 

These tips will have you on your way to fresher, more beautiful skin, if you are looking for a more advanced treatment to your skin, contact Joelle for a complementary consultation!

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