Back and Body Acne Kit™
Designed with the right ingredients to clear body acne and prevent acne scars, this is the best back and body acne skin care treatments in a kit.
The kit includes the Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser (with 10% benzoyl peroxide), Foaming Zinc Cleanser (with 2% pyrithione zinc), and a Salux Wash Cloth to exfoliate and to loosen blockages in the pores.
Why this dermatologist's Back and Body Acne Kit works so well for body acne.
If you have body acne, you know that it is different than acne on your face. Body acne includes back acne, neck acne, chest acne and even buttocks acne. This kind of acne often won't respond to facial acne skin care treatments and requires solutions made specifically for your body acne.
Body acne is often caused and worsened by a different germ than the common type of facial acne. This germ is called Pityrosporum and it is actually a yeast. Many people call this type of acne 'fungal acne'. Regular facial acne is usually caused by the bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, now renamed C. acnes. The C. acnes germ may contribute to body acne together with the Pityrosporum yeast. This kit addresses both germs. Acne medicines designed for facial acne don’t address the yeast germ.
Why Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit is the best skin care treatment for your body acne.
My Back and Body Acne Kit addresses the three key steps needed to control your body acne.
1. Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit includes the strongest level of pyrithione zinc skin cleanser to help control Pityrosporum yeast.
2. The kit also includes the highest level of benzoyl peroxide in a foaming cleanser to kill C. acnes and to unclog blocked pores and blackheads that are part of back acne.
3. You apply these powerful medicated cleansers with the Salux Cloth. The Salux Cloth has just the right exfoliation and scrubbing surface to help get these foaming cleansers and acne medicines down deep into your pores, where the problem starts.
Because the areas of skin involved in body acne are thicker than facial skin, they don't respond to the many acne medicines that are designed for facial use. I've found that the best treatment for body acne involves scrubbing the affected skin with an exfoliating cloth or sponge and medicated soaps that contain strong benzoyl peroxide and pyrithione zinc. But, please note, benzoyl peroxide can fade the color in fabric upon contact. Some benzoyl peroxide will be left on your skin when you use the Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser. If you are planning to wear colored clothing then wash and rinse treated skin thoroughly with a non-benzoyl peroxide cleanser to reduce the risk of fading or bleaching fabric upon skin contact.
For more information about treating acne, please see Acne Treatment/Specific Advice for Your Skin Type.
Product Details - Dr. Bailey's Back and Body Acne Kit includes:
Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment (with 10% benzoyl peroxide cleanser): The medicated strength of 10% benzoyl peroxide in a foaming cleanser is an excellent blackhead remover and treats the acne causing bacteria C. acnes. It works together with the pyrithione zinc in my Foaming Zinc Cleanser to clear up body acne on the chest, back, neck and buttocks.
Foaming Zinc Cleanser (with 2% pyrithione zinc): 2% pyrithione zinc is my "secret ingredient," which is forgotten in other acne treatment products. It combats the skin yeast germ called Pityrosporum, which often causes chest acne, neck acne, and back acne in most people. The foaming base lifts oil to help the pyrithione zinc acne medicine reach deep down in the pores where the germ lives. This product can also be used as a shampoo to treat scalp dandruff and to help scalp acne.
Salux Wash Cloth: A long, easy-to-use cloth that will exfoliate and loosen blockages in the pores while it applies the medicated cleansers onto the areas of your skin where you have body acne.
How to use the Back and Body Acne Kit to Treat Body Acne
Wash the parts of your skin where you have back acne, chest or neck acne, or buttocks acne every day in the bath or shower. Alternate the two cleansers, using the Foaming Zinc Cleanser one day and Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser the next day.
Step 1: Squeeze a generous amount of either cleanser on to the Salux Wash Cloth and then scrub the affected area.
Step 2: Allow the cleanser to sit on the skin for a few minutes then rinse well.
Please note, benzoyl peroxide will fade fabric and this powerful treatment will leave some benzoyl peroxide on your skin to treat acne for hours. Wash your skin well with a non-benzoyl peroxide cleanser before allowing it to come into contact with colored fabric. Also, benzoyl peroxide can irritate skin. If irritation occurs discontinue use and consult a physician.
Dermatologist Dr. Bailey's Tips For Success Clearing Body Acne:
Body acne worsens when your skin is sweaty and oily for long periods of time, such as during sports or other physical activities. I always tell the back acne patients in my dermatology practice that it's important to wash sweat and oil off of acne-prone skin as soon as possible after sweaty activities. The best treatment is to use these medicated cleansers, which means it is good to keep a set of the Back Acne Kit products in your gym or sports bag.
Remember, acne on the body is different than acne on the face. Natural skin yeast germs often play a big role in causing this type of acne. Body acne usually involves the chest, the neck, and the thick skin on the back. When the pimples heal, they tend to cause acne scars and skin discoloration that can last for quite a while. This type of acne can come and go for many years. This means it is important to control acne flare ups by using this acne treatment to prevent body acne too.
Foaming Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cleanser, 6.7 fl. oz.: Benzoyl peroxide 10%, Carbomer, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Water.
Foaming Zinc Cleanser, 6.7 fl oz.: Zinc Pyrithione 2%, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ethylene Glycol Distearate, FD&C Blue #1, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Lauramide MIPA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Water.