News flash: about 60% of people living with acne experience it all over — on their chest, back, shoulders, or even on their butt. Remember this stat when you are feeling self-conscious and like you are the only one dealing with body acne.
According to acne expert Sandra Lee, MD (aka Dr. Pimple Popper), an exfoliating acne spray can treat and prevent pimples by helping to keep pores clear. Wondering if it’s right for you? Here are 6 reasons why Dr. Pimple Popper recommends using a body acne treatment spray.
#1 You want a solution that keeps working for hours
You may be using an acne body wash 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 (like SLMD BP Body Wash), Dr. Lee suggests following up with SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray to keep fighting your acne post-shower.
#2 You tend to break out when you work out
Nothing feels better than getting your sweat on, but if you’re not careful, your hour of cardio can be counterproductive for acne-prone skin. 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 — the active ingredient in SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray.
Bonus: regularly exfoliating body skin with salicylic acid can help alleviate ingrown hairs, too.
#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 don’t want to add time to your daytime or nighttime 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 almost always on the go
Work. Gym. Happy hour. Listen, we get it. 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. SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray can be used on the go and cover all those hard to reach places, no matter where you are.
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.