Dealing with chest acne is not the same as dealing with the acne that we get on our faces and because of this it requires an alternative treatment. We have a different type of pores on our body than those that we have on our face so using conventional acne face medication will not do the job. However there are certain things we can do to put an end to this embarrassing and irritating condition.
How to get rid of chest acne – keep the body hydrated
For general healthy living it is a good rule of thumb to consume at least five pints of fresh water a day. Not only will this help with important bodily functions such as the operation of the kidneys but will also help to remove impurities and keep the skin well hydrated.
Stop squeezing and scratching
Many people have the mistaken view that it is a good idea to squeeze pimples. This is a very bad idea as it can spread any infection and has the potential to make the condition worse. You need to avoid squeezing, scratching or rubbing the infected area.
It is very important not only for your general health but particularly where acne is concerned to eat a healthy balanced diet, containing plenty of fruit and vegetables and avoid where possible fatty and greasy foods which are known to encourage acne.
Be careful what you wear
If possible try to wear baggy loose fitting clothes that do not rub upon the chest area. Wearing tight fitting clothes especially in hot weather isiable to irritate the condition and cause it to spread.
How to get rid of chest acne – washing and bathing
These days antibacterial washes are readily and readily available. Make sure that you wash your chest at least twice a day with an antibacterial wash. Avoid the temptation of rubbing too hard as it may make the condition worse. In addition always remember to wash your hands particularly after touching your hair and handling food. It is important that you do not touch your chest immediately after touching anything that is fat or greasy.
If the chest acne is particularly severe it may be necessary to consult a doctor who can prescribe an antibiotic to help clear the condition, and should be taken in conjunction with the above methods. Oral antibiotics such as erythromycin and clindamycin are often prescribed to get rid of chest acne. However such treatment should be used sparingly and many doctors are referant to prescribe antibiotics because of issues of patients developing resistance.