Although I write about beauty and try out the newest and best skin care products I face my share of acne – especially body acne, as I train several times a week. Although I've tested hundreds of spot treatments, serums and lotions, the best product for Exile to Body Acne is not a secret holy grail. I picked it up at the drugstore a few years ago and have since become a loyal fan.
AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray, which is sold for about $ 10 to $ 12 per bottle, is designed with an eye-catching application in mind , The spray, which spreads in a continuous fine mist, is quick-drying and not sticky. You can apply it to the chest, back and buttocks ̵
This formula is full of skin-friendly stuff and is arguably one of the most complete acne-fighting formulas I've ever found. Top pimple controlling ingredients in the spray include glycolic acid, an AHA; 2% salicylic acid, a BHA ; and niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3.
"Glycolic acid peels off and helps to regulate skin cell breakdown, while salicylic acid permeates oil and fat to penetrate the pores," explains dr. med. Mona Gohara, clinical professor of dermatology Yale University. "Niacinamide is an excellent anti-inflammatory," she adds, noting that it can alleviate the redness that often accompanies angry body acne. The spray is also infused with aloe to further soothe the redness.
As a very active and therefore very sweaty person, body-zits are a part of my life. In general, they magically appear somewhere on my chest, back, or behind (TMI, maybe, but I'm just trying to paint a picture for you!), And here comes my lack of flexibility into play. While my back and butt are not technically difficult to reach, are difficult places for acne spot treatment.
The drying time for AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray is incredibly fast – think under 30 seconds – which allows me to follow my routine with a body lotion or oil shortly thereafter, without emphasizing that the Zit-busting formula did not penetrate. Since it is a clear formula, it does not discolour or does not even go away from damp spots on fabrics.
During the time I used the spray, I found that treating a flare took only 48 to 72 hours. That sounds like a long time, but it is not. I would estimate that this body spray cuts off a full week from my usual pimple recovery time.
However, this product has one drawback: it has a strong chemical odor that acts like alcohol. It's not strong enough to make me sneeze, but I admit that after applying it, I'll layer a splash or two of my favorite fragrance.
Yet, this acne treatment is almost too good to be true, and it's a must-have for me.
Buy It Now: AcneFree Body Spray $ 10
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