How To Prevent Body Acne

How To Prevent Body Acne

How To Prevent Body Acne

Acne breakouts are common on people who have genetically oily or acneic skin, but they can also occur with the use of pore-clogging skin and hair care products. Here are 6 tips to help control and prevent body acne.

Wearing natural fibres:

Avoid wearing scratchy, itchy or tight fabrics and choose fabrics that are breathable, like cotton. This helps keep skin to breathe and be free from congestion caused by trapped sweat, dead skin cells, excess oil and bacteria.

Shower after exercise:

Letting sweat linger promotes an acne-friendly environment on your skin. If you can’t shower right away apply a product that contains Salicylic Acid, we recommend Dermalogica All Over Toner a mist for the face and body. This will help to help purify and clear skin from excess oils. Existing breakouts may also benefit from a Salicylic Acid spot treatment.


Acne-prone skin tends to shed more skin cells, which can clog pores and cause acne if they aren’t removed. Exfoliate with a gentle body scrub at least once or twice a week to help prevent acne.


When your body’s moisture levels are off balance, your skin can overproduce oil to compensate. Moisturise daily with a non pore clogging product to help prevent this.

Clean your mobile phone:

Even if you don’t hold your phone against your face, you touch it with your hands, which then touch your face and spread breakout-causing bacteria. Clean it daily with an anti-bacterial wipe.

Wash your pillow case:

Your pillowcase can collect oil, skin cells, bacteria and pore-clogging residue from hair products, these are all things that contribute to acne. You should wash not just your pillow case but your bedding at least once or twice a week to help reduce congestion. Also avoid using fabric softener or dryer sheets, which are often made with softening agents that can clog pores or irritate sensitive skin.

View below featured products we recommend to prevent body acne.

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Emielia Echeverri
Friday, January 24, 2020



Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum 200ml

A moisturising body serum, designed to hydrate and exfoliate skin. Leaving you with a radiant natural glow.

£35.00 £27.00

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster 30ml

A fast acting acne treatment that works within 15 minute targeting blemish inducing bacteria.

£19.00 £16.50

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner 120ml

Control excess oil and all over shine with this unique mist to help eliminate breakouts on the face or body.

£19.00 £16.50

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream 295ml

Lock in moisture & relieve dryness, blended with a hydroxy acid complex, essential oils and botanicals to gently exfoliate your skin to leave it toned, smooth & hydrated.

£29.00 £25.50

Tisserand Tea Tree And Aloe Skin Rescue Stick 9ml

Work to soothe and calm breakouts, blemishes and skin irritations.


Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body Scrub 177ml

A dual action body scrub that will brighten dull skin and leave it silky smooth & energised.

£40.00 £35.00

Karin Herzog Shower Body Scrub 150ml

A natural scrub with ground marble and vitamins to refine and polish, making it wonderfully efficient yet gentle.

£45.00 £42.00