While we think that pimples and acne are left behind after puberty, this is often not the case. Unfortunately, many people experience acne well into their adult lives. There are many remedies for facial acne and pimples but this is not the only area where acne and pimples develop. It is often not discussed or mentioned so many people believe the unsightly blemishes that crop up on their chest and neck are unusual when the truth is, chest acne is experienced by many people.
Chest acne is pimples, spots, blemishes and so on that appear on the skin. This is often due to dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt accumulating in the pores of the skin along with excess production of sebum. The acne can appear as:
People that suffer from acne may also experience depression and low self-esteem due to the blemishes on their skin. Acne and pimples can also result in scarring and dark marks on the skin over time. These have a serious knock on effect on confidence in the long term.
Chest acne can be as a result of a number of physical issues, both internally and externally. One of the major causes of excess sebum production and the resulting breakouts on the skin are hormonal fluctuations. Women especially may end up with acne on and around the breast area before and during menstruation due to hormonal changes. Poor diet and eating a lot of sugary foods can also cause breakouts. Other issues include:
Some of the simpler methods of acne control may work for many people. These include:
You can also spot treat the pimples and acne with over the counter medications. However, many of these can be harsh on the skin. As a result, people are turning to natural remedies instead. Here are six examples of home remedies that work for acne:
Make sure that you test all forms of treatments, whether over the counter or home made remedies on a small portion of skin before using it on a larger area to ensure there is no negative reaction to any of the ingredients.
CBD helps to regulate the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the human body. The ECS is a system of receptors in the body which regulates:
CBD seems to affect the ECS system by changing how the naturally occurring chemicals in the body interact with this system. CBD has been shown to reduce the sebocytes as well as the fatty acid concentration in the skin, making skin less oily and prone to blemishes. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD would also make it a natural acne remedy. There are still a number of experiments and studies being done in this area, but so far it appears as if CBD has minimal side effects, is safe on all skin types and can be effective in treating acne.
CBD topical creams can reduce itchiness and inflammation in the acne affected areas. This would also reduce touching and spreading of bacteria in the area. CBD oil can be used as a spot treatment directly on the area once a week to reduce inflammation and promote healing. It can also be taken internally via:
Pimples and acne can appear in various regions of the body. While some of the same treatments will clear up acne all over the body, sometimes it may be necessary to apply topical creams and treatments to specific areas to treat pimples and acne in that specific region.
If you have tried natural remedies, topical treatments, washes and various other methods of acne control and still have issues with moderate to severe acne on your chest or other areas of your body, you may want to consult a dermatologist to check if it is not perhaps a more serious skin condition.