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Body Wash Suggestions?

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Does anyone have a suggestion for a gentle body wash that is compatible with The Regimen? I use the acne.org products but I don't love using the face wash on the rest of my body.

Any suggestions? Or even, what to look out for (ingredients to avoid, etc.) in a body wash?

I'm looking for something relatively inexpensive like Dove or another readily available drugstore brand.

Thanks so much!

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I would stay way from any body wash with real heavy perfumes in them. Check that fragrance isn't one of the top ingredients. I always buy the milder ones like Olay or Dove for my girls, but I'm interested to hear what others recommend.


No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.

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Black soap - Lumiplexion Salicylic Acid ~ Lumiplexion SPF 30 ~ Lumiplexion moisturizer

PM

Black soap ~ Lumiplexion Glycolic Acid 12% (3-4x week) ~ Lumiplexion Hydroquinone 1-2x week

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I like Panoxyl 10%, at least for my back/chest.


A.M.
Body Shop Aloe Foaming Cleanser

Finacea

Clinique City Block SPF 40

P.M.
Clarisonic brush w/ Neutrogena Non-foaming Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

Body Shop Aloe Toner
Finacea

TriDerma Redness Relief Cream


Other:
Ortho Tri Cyclen

Probiotics

Status: 95% clear! Minor hormonal breakouts


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Body wash tends to contain much more irritants, perfumes, dyes and chemicals because chest/back tends to be more resilient to those chemicals. However, if you have acne, it's not a good idea to use these commercial body washes.

I'd suggest continuing use of the face wash on the chest and back; everything else you can use a normal body wash for, unless you have breakouts elsewhere. If that bothers you...hm...I don't know, tough cookies? I mean, I don't particularly like applying a 4-step regimen every night and spending hundreds of dollars on products, but if it gets the job done, well it's worth it. Make sense? If it's not worth it to you, then just use regular body wash and keep the breakouts. Pretty cut and dry cost-benefit analysis.

BTW, face wash is essentially a gentle body wash. It's probably the best thing you can do for any chest/back problems.

Cetaphil Body Wash, best gentle wash out there.

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Agreed on the facewash for other acne-prone areas. I use Dove bar soap for sensitive skin on the rest of my body, and you won't find a soap much milder than that, but I still use my face wash (Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser) for my face, shoulders and upper back. I wouldn't say the bar soap is particularly irritating to my acne-prone areas but I've experimented and they are definitely better controlled if I stick to an acne cleanser.

Also, while I don't use Cetaphil personally if you are really set on finding an all-in-one body wash I'd take up Mikee08 on his suggestion. The Cetaphil brand has one of the better reputations out there: http://www.acne.org/reviews/index.php?search=1&page=1&category=1&brand=cetaphil&item_name=

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I use Nutrogena Body Clear...It comes in a scrub or gel and has grapefruit or non-scented. It works well and has kept my body acne under control....I also scrub my body with a sea sponge...I get them at WalMart...it hurts at first, if you scrub too hard, but that also helps open the pores...

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