If you are someone with a sensitive acne prone skin, chances are that you suffer from acne not just on the face but also on the other parts of your body. Bacne or body acne becomes your worst enemy in summers when everyone is roaming around in those low cuts, sleeveless tops and shorts while you are struggling to cover those embarrassing problem areas. With all the dirt, pollution and sweat that your body is exposed to in summers, the problem gets worse.
If the thought of using any acne fighting facial product (soap/wash) on the body ever crossed your mind, please note that they won’t be half as effective on the body as they are on the face. The simple reason being that your facial skin is far more sensitive and these products are too mild to help you exfoliate other parts of the body like shoulders, chest, arms, back, buttocks and legs. In fact, most of the times such products don’t even form enough lather, becoming difficult to wash away and will clog your pores further!
In fact, most of the times such products don’t even form enough lather, becoming difficult to wash away and will clog your pores further!
Going to a dermatologist for an acne treatment on the whole body can be really expensive for most of us. Thankfully many skin care brands have released a range of medicated body washes which are made to soothe your skin while gradually treating bacne and are affordable at the same time. Here is a list of the ten most popular acne fighting body washes available in the market:
- Murad Acne Complex Body Wash
Murad products are a little on the higher end when it comes to the price. However these are products developed by dermatologists, promise great results and are a must for anyone fighting severe, stubborn acne.
Apart from the salicylic acids found in other acne fighting products, the Murad body wash also contains glycolic acids which combine to give your skin a deep cleansing. Date seed powder serves as a scrub to exfoliate your body while green tea soothes the skin.
- The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash
The Body Shop Tea Tree body wash is a soap free one. This means that it leaves no soapy residue that might clog your pores once again. Instead it uses tea tree oil to form rich lather that gets rinsed off easily.
The tea tree extracts heal your skin naturally without ever leaving the drying impact of products with benzoyl peroxide. Added to this is its unique fragrance that keeps you feeling fresh throughout the day.
- Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Body Wash
Neutrogena is a well known brand that makes products keeping in mind those with a highly sensitive skin. It smartly balances the drying effects of benzoyl peroxide with the moisturizers in it.
This product has given great results and can be combined with the Neutrogena face scrub and moisturizer to make that complete ‘Acne Stress Control’ package for those who prefer using the same brand for all their skin woes.
- Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Body Wash
This is a gentle body wash with 2% salicylic acid, which is the active acne fighting ingredient. It is known for its exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties which cleanse you skin without causing any irritation.
The product is free of benzoyl peroxide. While it is a common ingredient in most acne treatment formulae, it is known for leaving one’s skin dry and flaky. With the Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Body Wash, you need not worry about any such after effects.
- Oxy Body Wash
This is a pocket friendly body wash that uses a unique Oxy’s propriety formula which has been proved effective in battling acne for years. In addition to it, the 2% salicylic acid also helps counter acne actively. The strong smell however might be a turn off for the ladies.
- A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Wash
This great smelling body wash is famous for its refreshing and energizing effect. Thanks to the lemon extracts that cleanse clogged pores naturally and fight bacteria to prevent a further attack of acne. The product also contains 30% aloe vera that soothes the skin and prevents any irritation throughout the day.
- Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash
The Phisoderm Anti Blemish body wash is one magical product that starts showing positive results in less than a week! It is again a 2% salicylic acid formula that exfoliates your skin effectively to prevent any clogged pores, pimples and blackheads.
The aloe vera extracts present in it sooth and heal the skin naturally, while the chamomile extracts give a sweet fragrance.
- Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash
Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash is a unique formula that uses activated charcoal to fight and treat acne effectively. It goes a step ahead of other acne fighting body washes, by not only treating acne but also clearing your skin!
Users have claimed that this body wash has been effective in removing dark spots and marks from their body, restoring their clear, natural skin. Contrary to the strong smell suggested by its name, this product comes with a pleasant minty fragrance.
- Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash
Semabed has come up with this mild product that is fit to be used both on the face as well as the body. This is a non-comedogenic formula without parabens, which means it leaves no residues that will clog your skin further. Though it is a pH balanced wash, users have complained that it is slightly harsh for the face. However it is perfect to be used on the body.
- PanOxyl 10% Acne Foaming Wash
The PanOxyl acne foaming wash is fit to be used both on the face as well as the body. It has a high concentration of benzoyl peroxide formulated to kill bacteria immediately on contact. This not only heals present blemishes but is really effective in preventing a further breakout.
However, the high concentration of benzoyl peroxide and its drying effects might be an issue for those who have a highly sensitive skin.