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Should I treat my body acne the same way I treated my face zits as a teen?

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Yup. Clearasil. Oxy 5. Neutrogena. The standard antipimple army you used as a teen is still your best bet to fight adult body acne, says Dr John Romano, a dermatologist. Look for products like Neutrogena's Body Clear Body Wash, made for your body instead of your face. Whatever product you choose, make sure it has benzoyl peroxide; but you may need to use a moisturiser like Cetaphil after you wash, since peroxide dries your skin.

Be aware that it can take months or years for your body acne to go away. In extreme cases, you may need a prescription medication such as Retin-A or Tazorac. "Adult acne is a genetic issue. You can be predisposed to it even if Mom and Dad didn't have it," says Dr Romano. If the acne appears on your lower abdomen or thighs, see a dermatologist, as this could indicate a skin infection.

 



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