To the casual observer, the skin may look passive, but in reality, it is a very complex structure which changes constantly.
Just look at this list of day-to-day activities of your skin:
It cushions and protects bones, muscles and other organs of the body from injury
It adapts to varying climatic conditions, by regulating body temperature
It defends the body from external, foreign invaders and prevents internal fluids from escaping
It heals and regenerates itself
It registers sensations of pressure and pain
It mirrors our physical and physiological health
The skin does all this, yet we still expect it to look smooth, radiant and youthful. It can, with daily care.
Oily skin is the result of irregular secretions and overactive oil glands. The oil glands are sensitive to the balance of hormone levels; the slightest disruption can cause them to produce excessive amounts of oil. Too much DIET AND EXERCISE
A well-balanced diet is good health insurance for beautiful skin. Without the proper nutrients, skin cells cannot reproduce and grow properly. Since diet is the primary source of nutrients for the blood, the food you eat has an impact on the health and appearance of your skin. Adequate water intake is essential to help flush out wastes and toxins.
One must be careful to exercise and diet sensibly. Moderate exercise will improve blood circulation. Excessive fluctuations in one’s weight can cause the skin to lose its elasticity completely.
How to Banish Back and Chest Acne for Good
I’m someone who loves summer and the heat. I love getting extra sweaty at SoulCycle. I love hanging out at the beach (covered in sunscreen, of course). What I don’t love, however, is the back and chest acne that can come with all of that. Every summer, after six months of being zit-free, I break out like crazy on my body. And I know I’m not the only one. That’s why I asked New York–based dermatologist Valerie Goldburt how to get rid of my embarrassing bacne (and chest-ne?) once and for all.
So what gives? Why do I only get body acne in the summer? “During the summer, your body produces more oil and you sweat more, so when you combine oil and sweat, well, you get acne. Then there’s sunscreen. Sunscreen is great, and it is nonnegotiable in the summer, but it can cause breakouts, especially since you’re wearing more of it. You’re not alone, though. I definitely see a lot more patients for body acne during the summer months.
Is it the same as the acne on my face? “The breakouts on your chest and back tend to be a little different than the acne on your face. They’re technically called folliculitis, which is when the hair follicle becomes infected. However, it looks the same as facial acne and can be treated with the same products and ingredients. In some cases, it can actually be rosacea triggered by coffee or dairy, but it isn’t that common on the chest and back.”
So tell me, how do I get rid of it? Just hop over to the source below for more tips and VIDEO – definitely worth a visit!