20. “How do I get rid of body acne? Like back and chest acne, to be more specific. I’ve been trying to get rid of it for years now and it won’t go away.”
Dr. Soma: If you’ve been reading through my answers so far, you’ll see a pattern. When it comes to skin, we have lifestyle tips, “topical” options (things you apply to your skin), and medication options. The best lifestyle tips are making sure you are eating healthily, changing out of gym gear and showering, and getting to know your triggers. The best topical ingredients for acne are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and adapalene (aka Differin). If you have exhausted all of those, then you should discuss medications with your doctor. It is definitely something that can be improved!