How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

12:00AM, Aug 27 2008

Dear DOLLY, I have super oily skin and I get pimples and red spots on my back and chest and I'm really embarrassed to wear open dresses and tops because I don't want everyone seeing them. Please help!

Believe it or not, body acne (acne that occurs on your back, chest and shoulders etc ...) is quite a common problem amongst teens and adults, but don't stress, chips and chocolates aren't to blame! Usually, it's those obnoxious hormones that are responsible for upsetting your complexion and the build up of sweat and oil on the surface of your skin can also clog pores and cause blackheads and breakouts. Here are a few handy tips to help you win the war on acne:

First up, it's really important that you maintain a skincare regime, cleansing and moisturising morning and night to help removes excess dirt and oil from your skin. Try and keep the excess oil under control with a mild, gel cleanser like Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser. It's tough on breaking down dirt and oil, without irritating your skin or leaving it feeling dry and itchy. After cleansing, finish with an oil free moisturiser and whatever you do, don't squeeze or pick at pimples, it will only cause scarring!

Related article: The 6 secret things making you break out.

Dear DOLLY, I cleanse and moisturise, but a few of my friends use creams and gels to help zap their zits. Can you recommend any that I can use on my acne that will tame my pimples without drying out my skin?

Sure can! There are gazillions of treatment gels and creams that you can incorporate into your skincare regime to help boost your pimple fighting prowess. Benzac AC have a treatment gel that you can use daily to unclog pores, kill pimple causing bacteria and banish breakouts on your body and face and best of all, it's available in a range of strengths to suit mild to moderate acne. The Benzac gel and face wash are available at all good pharmacies so drop into your local for more skin savvy information.

Dear DOLLY, My skin tone is very uneven so I always wear foundation during the day. What's a good option that doesn't cost too much that I can get away with wearing at school?

A tinted moisturiser is just what the doctor ordered! Why? They give your skin a boost of moisture and the light coverage helps to even out your skin and create a natural looking glow without looking too OTT - perfect or school! There are lots of great brands that you can pick up at your local supermarket or pharmacy that work wonders and won't break your piggy bank! Do your skin an extra favour and look out for one that contains SPF to help protect your skin from the sun.

RELATED ARTICLES:

- Summer beauty problems.

- How to get your skin glowing.

- The 6 secret things making you break out.

comments powered by Disqus

Related articles

 
 

just in

 

Dolly HQ Blog

It’s been a pretty crazy month in world crises this month and I’ve gotta say, it...
This month, DOLLY blogger Alli Simpson shares her tips for recovering after a sp...
This month, DOLLY blogger Alli Simpson shares her tips on finding the happy in e...
 
 
more from the team
dolly instagram
  • #sotrue
  • So Brenton Thwaites just dropped by the DOLLY office to tell us about his amazing new movie, The Giver. A few of you lucky readers will get to see him tonight at the preview screening in Sydney! @brontella121

    dolly So Brenton Thwaites just dropped by the DOLLY office to tell us about his amazing new movie, The Giver. A few of you lucky readers will get to see him tonight at the preview screening in Sydney! @brontella121

    more from the team
  • We want to send a virtual hug to all you guys - happy Sunday! Who do you want to send a hug to?

    dolly We want to send a virtual hug to all you guys - happy Sunday! Who do you want to send a hug to?

    more from the team
  • Screaming our lungs out at Lady Gaga tonight. What's your favourite Gaga song???

    dolly Screaming our lungs out at Lady Gaga tonight. What's your favourite Gaga song???

    more from the team
  • Yup, we've found it. The best treehouse ever. Would you sleep in one of these?

    dolly Yup, we've found it. The best treehouse ever. Would you sleep in one of these?

    more from the team
  • Today we're going without make-up for @makeupfreeme, a charity raising money for the Butterfly Foundation. 100% of all money raised is going to body image education and eating disorder support. For more info go to makeupfreeme.com and enjoy being fresh-faced today! #makeupfreeme #liftthemask

    dolly Today we're going without make-up for @makeupfreeme, a charity raising money for the Butterfly Foundation. 100% of all money raised is going to body image education and eating disorder support. For more info go to makeupfreeme.com and enjoy being fresh-faced today! #makeupfreeme #liftthemask

    more from the team
  • So there's nothing better than confetti, right?! This delightful paper rain is at the launch of @30daysfab tonight. #30daysfab #priceline30days @pricelineau Do you have a favourite fashion model?

    dolly So there's nothing better than confetti, right?! This delightful paper rain is at the launch of @30daysfab tonight. #30daysfab #priceline30days @pricelineau Do you have a favourite fashion model?

    more from the team
  • Beauty ed Gyan and fashion ed Alissa are posing up a storm at the launch of @30daysfab tonight! @pricelineau #30daysfab #priceline30days If you could ask one beauty or fashion question to these guys, what would it be?

    dolly Beauty ed Gyan and fashion ed Alissa are posing up a storm at the launch of @30daysfab tonight! @pricelineau #30daysfab #priceline30days If you could ask one beauty or fashion question to these guys, what would it be?

    more from the team
  • So on Monday, we say goodbye to Winter, which means hello Spring, which means more sun and heat and jumping in the ocean without freezing. Which is why we're so excited about what @roxy is about to drop in-store. Also, this sick room inspo #DOLLYloves

    dolly So on Monday, we say goodbye to Winter, which means hello Spring, which means more sun and heat and jumping in the ocean without freezing. Which is why we're so excited about what @roxy is about to drop in-store. Also, this sick room inspo #DOLLYloves

    more from the team
  • Dolly fashion ed @alissajaythomas has spent the week in incredible Alice Springs, NT. This is Rainbow Valley, just outside town...and it's spectacular! #NTaustralia #nofilter #toobeautiful

    dolly Dolly fashion ed @alissajaythomas has spent the week in incredible Alice Springs, NT. This is Rainbow Valley, just outside town...and it's spectacular! #NTaustralia #nofilter #toobeautiful

    more from the team