4 Ways to Beat Body AcneBody acne is not uncommon, especially in the summer. Between jumping into chlorinated pools, lying on salty, sandy beaches, and sweating on the sidewalk, it's surprising that we make it to September without more skin problems. Read on for ways to keep your skin clear from head to toe.
Choose your clothing carefully
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Make sure that you wear loose cotton clothing as much as possible. Cotton wicks away moisture and keeping the fabric loose will reduce the amount of friction on your skin. Even if you are not normally prone to acne, your body may be exhibiting "acne mechanica," a term used to describe blemishes that result from pressure, friction, and heat. The strap on your sports bra may be irritating your skin or spending an hour playing beach volleyball in a spandex bathing suit may be to blame. It's a common sports-related condition that can be combated with typical acne treatments and you won't have to give up on working out.