Body acne (or bacne) is a such a bitch. When you have zits on your body, you can become self-conscious when wearing clothes that show off a lot of skin. While there are ways to heal them (thank you, skincare gods), bacne can sometimes leave behind dark spots or scars. To banish the marks and reveal a back that's makinis, try this easy-to-follow brightening routine:
Cleanse with a brightening soap or body wash.
One way to get rid of the bacne scars is by using a body wash packed with chemical exfoliants to slough away dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin. (No scrubbing necessary!) Look for products with the following ingredients on the label: AHA, glycolic acid, lactic acid, kojic acid, or salicylic acid.
Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap, P650, Rustan's the Beauty SourceContinue reading below ↓
Try an exfoliating toner.
You may also spot-treat your scars with an exfoliating toner to speed up the process. Again, look for products with AHA, BHA, glycolic acid, lactic acid, kojic acid, or salicylic acid on the label.
Maxi-Peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Liquid, P75, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
Say yes to retinol.
Applying retinol works, too! This ingredient boosts collagen production, treats the skin breakout, and evens out the skin texture. READ: Deep scars will heal and marks will be lighter.Continue reading below ↓
Nourish and even out.
Another lightening step you can try: After cleansing the area, dab a brightening and nourishing oil on the spots. Look for products with rosehip or sunflower oil.Continue reading below ↓
If all else fails, turn to professional treatments.
Dermatological clinics offer peeling treatments and laser procedures to lighten dark spots and skin pigmentation. Expect to shell out thousands of pesos if you want to go this route—the cost will be worth it, though! Here are some services you can try:
- Flawless Clinic Signature Body Peel, P4,500
- Dermclinic Ultra Peel, P5,000 per area
- Wink Laser Studio Laser Whitening, P2,500 to P8,000, depending on the size of the affected area
Do you have any remedies you'd like to share? Please do let us know in the comments below!
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