Although it is typically associated with teenagers, Acne is far from the adolescent dermatological issue that its reputation would have you believe it to be. It’s thought that as many as 42.5% of men in their 20s are affected by acne, with around half of that number remaining affected into their 30s. The rates are even higher in women. Its effects are wide ranging, too, not only causing blemishes to the skin, but commonly becoming a compounding factor in problems with self-confidence and mental health issues. You may suffer from body acne with or without suffering from facial acne, but it’s caused by many of the same genetic and lifestyle factors.
While there’s plenty of advice out there on how to prevent acne and limit its symptoms, it typically focuses on the face. Less focus is placed on bodily acne for many valid reasons. Our bodies naturally receive less of our attention than our faces, meaning we simply spend less time looking at the skin on our bodies than that on the face. As a result, it becomes less of a focal point for self-consciousness. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s any less of a concern.
There are a few effective tips for keeping acne under wraps, so we’ve put together this list for you.
Tip 1. Stress Less
Our first piece of advice is actually two tips rolled into one. It’s important to stress less because far and away the most important factor in determining whether you get acne is genetics. It affects a huge number of people, and frankly, it’s totally normal. As you get older, it’s extremely likely that any acne you suffer from will improve even if you take no action against it. In addition, and this is true in many ways, your flaws and imperfections usually appear far worse in your head than they do anywhere else. So don’t worry so much.