1If you're having second thoughts on wearing that bikini or that backless dress because of bacne, read on. Bacne or body acne, unlike the zits that occassionally pop on our faces, is more difficult to heal. While our faces "breathe," the chest and back get clogged by sweat and poor ventilation due to tight-fitting clothes. Below, we break down the best ways to get rid of them for good. 

Let your body breathe
Slip on clothes made of breathable fabric like cotton when you're in the process of healing bacne. Also, avoid wearing snug, body-hugging clothing to prevent rubbing and infecting the inflamed spot. Wipe off sweat ASAP to inhibit bacterial growth.

Shower accordingly
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Ditch your body loofah—it may be a breeding ground of bacne-causing bacteria. Instead, treat bacne and unclog pores when you shower with a pimple-killing salicylic acid soap with tiny apricot kernels like VMV Hypoallergenics' ID Clarifying Body Soap (P405 at www.vmvhypoallergenics.ph).

Towel off and spray
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Allow your skin to dry first after you shower, and then spritz on a medicated spray with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to heal them. Aknicare Chest & Back Spray (P1,440 at dermatogical clinics) promises to zap and soothe the spots within one week of use.

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