In addition to the face, acne may develop as body acne on the neck, back, upper legs and buttock. Body acne is relatively easy to control. During the first two to three weeks of treating body acne, the Antibacterial Cleanser or Bacteriostat Cleanser and the Salicylic-Glycolic Gel should be used once daily in the area(s) where acne occurs. Follicle Clearing Lotion can be used in place of the Salicylic-Glycolic Gel if the skin is dry and/or sensitive. Green Tea/Clay Poultice can be used as a spot treatment to speed the healing of prior infections.
Body acne control is usually achieved within the first two weeks. With some experimentation the patient can determine the frequency with which this skin must be treated to maintain control. Frequently control can be maintained with just one of the BiON acne facial cleansers or the Salicylic-Glycolic Gel. BiON has introduced Naturally Clean, an antibacterial body wash for daily use on all skin types. Naturally Clean is a superior cleanser for sports minded adults and effectively helps to control body acne plus it contains natural antioxidants and 8 essential oils to moisturize while it cleanses.
Like facial acne, body acne can be related to linoleic acid deficiency (essential fatty acids), wheat-induced acne or milk (hormone) consumption. Refer to the Acne & Essential Fatty Acids, Acne & Wheat and Acne & Milk pages for additional information.