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#1 karawr


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:15 PM



My boyfriend has a lot of problems with body acne, it is on his complete torso (back, chest, stomach), his upper arms, shoulders, as well as the back of his neck. His face is completely clear of acne and he rarely breakouts there. He gets a lot of blackheads, and his pores look very large. He doesn't really get a lot of white heads, it's more just red swollen bumps. On his neck (but nowhere else) he gets very, very large red bumps. It doesn't seem like the pore is clogged but rather that something is happening deep under the skin to make his skin swell up into a bump; they are in no way painful. It's concerning.


He exercises regularly, showers at least once a day and has a fairly good diet. He has tried some acne treatments but they were all very drying. His skin tends to be dry, as it is never oily. 


Right now he is using a foaming cleanser for blemished, sensitive skin. It is not too drying, and has helped a little, but he needs something more.


What can he do to help clear it up?

Edited by karawr, 13 March 2013 - 09:26 PM.

#2 nicklo62


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Sounds like my skin. After all these years I have never found anything that has worked except oral antibiotics, and they not work 100%. There's always accutane. I've never tried it, sounds like there are too many side effects. I have real sensitive skin that gets really dry, and then oily. What I do now is shower with aveeno skin relief body moisturizing wash, then many hours later when my skin starts getting oily I use gold bond powder. The one in the green bottle. I'd like to think that it wicks the extra oil out of my pores. It works decently, but not 100%. But yeah, if he's got it bad like me, then over the counter products won't do much. I've tried at least 90% of the home remedies, and otc products you'll read about on here.

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