6 Reasons You Should Be Using a Body Acne Treatment Spray

6 Reasons You Should Be Using a Body Acne Treatment Spray

The right acne spray can help clear up body breakouts, says Dr. Pimple Popper.


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About sixty percent of people with facial acne who also have it somewhere on the body. If you're one of them, we've got good news: breakouts in places like your chest, back, shouders and butt are treatable. According to acne expert and SLMD Skincare founder Sandra Lee, MD (aka Dr. Pimple Popper), an exfoliating acne spray is one of the best ways to prevent and treat bacne, buttne, and all pimples that pop up from the neck down. Here, she offers 6 reasons why dermatologists recommend using a body acne treatment spray.

#1 You want a solution that keeps working for hours

You may be using a body wash to kill acne-causing bacteria in the shower, but those active ingredients are rinsed right down the drain. So on top of using a body cleanser formulated specifically to treat acne , Dr. Lee suggests following up with a medicated acne treatment spray to keep fighting your acne post-shower.

Try: SLMD BP Body WashSalicylic Acid Body Spray

#2 You tend to break out when you work out

Most people who notice breakouts after a sweat sesh usually find them on their chest, shoulders, back, and butt — anywhere that sweat-soaked clothing might press against your skin. If you aren’t able to change and shower ASAP, an acne treatment spray can quickly and efficiently treat this microscopic buildup before it has the chance to clog pores and develop into acne.

#3 You’ve got little bumps on your skin that refuse to disappear

Got stubborn blackheads and whiteheads you want gone? These open comedones (blackheads) and closed comedones (whiteheads) result from clogged pores. Both are treated and prevented with pore-penetrating beta hydroxy acid — aka salicylic acid.

Bonus: regularly exfoliating body skin with salicylic acid can help alleviate ingrown hairs, too.

Dr. Pimple Popper's Body Acne Busters

#4 You want to treat and prevent maskne

If you’ve ever had breakouts from wearing a mask, using sports equipment like football pads, or wearing a baseball cap, that’s acne mechanica. It happens when skin is irritated and occluded — pressed on so it can’t breathe — creating an ideal environment for pimples to form.

Dr. Lee’s viral maskne hack — spritzing SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray on the inside of your mask — is just the tip of the acne-fighting iceberg. Try spraying on sports equipment (including yoga mats), hats/helmets, even your pillowcase (make sure you’re also washing it weekly!).

#5 You want to simplify your body care routine

If you’re exhausted by a.m. and p.m. rituals (necessary but annoying, we understand) take solace in the fact that body spray can be used any time, day or night, to fight your breakouts. Sprays (especially those that work in any direction to reach everywhere) are a time-saving alternative to medicated body lotions. And if you’ve been relying on spot treatments to manage existing pimples, adding a salicylic acid body spray can help prevent acne that you can’t even detect yet.

#6 You’re always on the go

When you live on the go and don’t have time to run home for a shower between activities, a spray-on solution can be a lifesaver. If you’ve been relying on medicated wipes for body acne treatment, it’s time to say buh-bye to the strange contortions required to reach places like in between your shoulder blades. An all-directions body spray can be used on the go and cover all those hard to reach places, no matter where you are.

Dr Sandra Lee

Dr. Lee's Last Word

My SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray is one of my favorite products because it’s not only effective, but really easy to use. I love seeing all the hacks on social media because it means that this product really works in so many ways to treat body acne.


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