The Doctors: Body Acne Remedies
Do you suffer from breakouts and don’t know why? As we all know, you don’t have to be a teenager to develop acne, and this unsightly and annoying problem is all too common. However, there could be a very specific reason for your breakouts, and curing them may just be an issue of changing your habits.
Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban joined The Doctors for an explanation of some different types of acne, and which unexpected habits could be causing them.
The Drs TV: Acne of Intimacy
If your partner wears oily makeup, lotion, or fragrance, you could develop what’s known as acne of intimacy. Acne itself is not contagious, but if you’re acne prone, getting close to someone else may clog your pores. Have your partner wash his or her face thoroughly before engaging in any type of physical activity. Beards may cause a problem, too, so be sure to request a shave before heading to the bedroom.
The Doctors: Pomade Acne Treatment
Pomade acne is when hair products clog the pores near your hair line. Avoid lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum in the hair products you use. Plus, you can wipe a glycolic salicylic pad across your hair line to remove bacteria.
The Drs TV: Pressure Acne from Glasses
Anything that places pressure on the skin could cause acne. For example, the bridge of your glasses could be causing breakouts on the nose. Be sure to clean your glasses often and use blotting wipes to remove oil and bacteria.
The Doctors: Acne Mechanica Solution
Another place that acne may develop from pressure is your back, and that’s because your bra may be too tight. Ladies, be sure that your bra fits correctly, and avoid bras that contain constricting underwire.