How to Reduce Blackheads on Chest?

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There are many possible reasons for those pesky blackheads popping up on your chest. Blackheads can appear if your clothing or environment causes excessive cooling or overheating. This can cause the build-up of moisture (especially around places such as under the breast), causing acne of all sorts. Below we are going to explore eight of the most common possibilities.

The Causes of Blackheads on Your Chest

The ducts of sweat glands and sebaceous glands could be blocked by grease, dead skin, and other substances. This is one of the most common causes of blackheads (both on the chest and in other areas.) Often, when blackheads form, for this reason, they are very small, but a larger rash accompanies them.

If you are continually dealing with blackheads on your skin, it could be due to an allergic reaction of some sort. It may be your cosmetics, lotions, perfumes, what you wash your clothes in, or even the fabric of your clothes. To figure out what is you are allergic too, you can trade out certain products in one-week cycles and see if when you remove a certain product, symptoms lessen.

Blackheads can appear if your clothing or environment causes excessive cooling or overheating. This can cause the build-up of moisture (especially around places such as under the breast), causing acne of all sorts. Sometimes you can stop this development simply by changing the kind of clothing you are wearing; other times, you need a solution beyond this. In those cases, you can try one of the solutions below.

Your blackheads could be from an actual medical condition, female endometriosis. This disease can cause rashes in the chest, along with acne such as blackheads. If this is the cause, you should see a medical professional. Once the disease is cured, acne should disappear.

Another medical condition that could lead to blackheads on your chest is an immune deficiency state. When your immune system is not working well, you are more susceptible to a number of things, and your body can not fight off the bacteria. If you are concerned about this and your blackheads are surrounded by an intense rash, you should seek the advice of a medical professional.

If you are under lots of stress or are often in high-stress situations, this could cause your breakouts to increase in intensity and frequency. This is assumed to be because of hormones released while someone is stressed.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, this could be why you are getting blackheads on your chest. Diabetes can increase acne breakouts in several places, including the chest.

Possibly harmful habits can lead to the recurrence of blackheads. If you smoke, drink, or do any kind of unprescribed drugs at any level of excess, this can be the cause of your acne and blackheads. Stop doing these habits, and acne should eventually go away.

How to Treat Chest Blackheads

Wash with Specific Soap Daily

One of the best ways to treat blackheads on your chest is by using a specific type of soap. When you are taking a bath or shower, you can use an exfoliating towel and a soap containing cucumbers, kale, and/or salicylic acid. Soap containing any or all of these three elements can help remove excess grease and even stop it from forming in the future, which helps prevent rashes and blackhead development.

This is most efficient if you do it daily. Unwashed skin collects sebum allowing bacteria to build up, resulting in blackheads. Keep in mind, when you are using this method, do not rub too hard. Though you want to remove excess grease, you do not want to irritate your skin or deprive your skin of the natural oils it needs.

Apply a Special Anti-Acne Cream

You should pick an anti-acne cream with a salicylic acid content of around 0.5. This kind of cream will quickly dry and heal areas affected by acne. You can also use benzoyl peroxide to counteract the bacteria that caused the acne and remove the dead layer of the epidermis (skin.) After applying the cream, peel of the dead skin with an exfoliation product. This will help eliminate existing acne and prevent the spread of it as exfoliation will help remove sebum accumulation and other substances clogging your pores.

Use a Face Mask

There are several kinds of face masks you can use to fight against acne and blackheads. One of the most common is a charcoal mask. When you use this mask, it will remove the blackheads while cleaning the area. You can also add almond acid, or try an almond acid mask. This kind of mask is usually applied ten minutes before the shower, and when you remove it with a special tool. The final kind of mask you can try are masked with tea tree oil. It is believed tea tree oil is a great, natural way to treat all sorts of skin problems, including blackheads.

Aspirin Paste

An aspirin paste containing salicylic acid can remove acne and soothe any irritation making it very suitable for an acne-fighting paste. To make this paste, you should crush 2 aspirin tablets into a teaspoon of honey and water. You can then apply this paste to your chest or another part of your body. Leave it on for ten minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Physiotherapy Procedures

Acne in the chest is more common for people who have oily skin. In order to normalize fat/oil formation, reduce inflammation, and enhance resistance to acne, you can try a physiotherapy procedure. Physiotherapy is performed from three to eight times to achieve the best results. Below are a few of the most effective:

Salicylic acid iontophoresis

This is a process of putting salicylic acid into your skin through a small voltage. This will help treat acne and improve the exfoliation of your skin. Infrared laser treatments can eliminate inflammation, acne, and dry out/remove excess oil off of the skin.

Vacuum cleaning

This is when a professional will take a small vacuum and run it across the surface of your skin, removing all open acne on the surface of the skin.

Micro-current therapy

This therapy will once again use small voltage levels to increase skin color, immunity to acne, and reduce sebum creation. Though it can sound scary, it is not dangerous when done by a professional.

Put on a Flax or Cotton Clothing

These kinds of fabrics best let the air into your skin and lets sweat evaporate, preventing your pores from becoming clogged. This will keep bacteria from developing and forming acne.

Improve Your Diet

You should provide your body with the right proportion of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and choose good quality food overall. There are a few specific dietary changes you can make to avoid acne:

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

Those who eat more fruits in vegetables instead of milk and sugar products, typically have less acne. Be sure to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) every day.

Eat healthy fats

Healthy fats such as omega-3, help eliminate acne-causing stimuli and provides protection for healthy cells. Products that are high in healthy fats include fish (especially sardines and herring), cereals and nuts (especially flaxseed), and green vegetables (especially spinach.)

Acne on Chest

How to Prevent Blackheads on Your Chest

The best way to deal with acne and blackheads is to prevent it altogether. Below are some methods on how to prevent acne from developing:

Drink Lots of Water

The largest organ in your body is skin, and, like all the other organs, it requires a lot of water to maintain normal function. Most doctors recommend drinking nine to twelve cups of water a day (2.2 liters) to keep your skin healthy and perform at an optimal level. When your skin is healthy, you should have less acne.

Avoid Sugary Drinks

You should avoid sugary drinks with high sugar content such as carbonated drinks, juices, and fruit cocktails. Although the evidence is debated, going on for over a decade, recent reports have shown that sugar in the diet is one of the main causes of acne. Sugar greatly increases insulin levels, which stimulates the hormones that produce acne.

Drink Green Tea

Drinking green tea without sugar can help. It has antioxidants that fight bacteria. The bacteria it fights is the same bacteria that causes acne and shows signs of aging. Green tea is delicious, healthy, and can replace some of the water you need to drink.

Avoid Dairy Products

There are hormones in dairy products from cows that stimulate pores and fat glands. If you need milk, drink skim milk. Hormones are mainly found in fat, so if you drink skim foods, you will significantly limit their effects.

Use Specific Lotions and Cleansers

Do not use body lotions that cause acne. Look for labels saying “no acne” or “no oil.” Ingredients such as coconut oil, pigments, dyes, and coal tar, and isopropyl nutmeg can clog pores leading to acne. Remember, if you have oily skin, you should always by non-acne lotions and cleansers because you are already more prone to acne.

Wash Your Hands Regularly

Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. If your hands are full of bacteria and you touch your chest, all the bacteria will transfer to the skin of your chest and can clog your pores, so wash your hands, you will prevent acne and many other diseases.

Get Rid of Unhealthy Stress

Doctors are not entirely positive why, but they know that stress is associated with many skin problems, including acne. One theory is that the cells overproduce sebum when you are stress leading to build up and acne. To fight acne, try and get rid of unhealthy stress in your life.

Rest Well

Take a good nap and get a good night’s sleep. It is proven a lack of sleep increases the chances you have to be stressed, and the more acne you have. Resting well can help lower the amount of acne you have.

Exercise

Exercise helps to improve blood flow, fill the skin and body with oxygen, promote healthy metabolism, and prevents stress and anxiety. Pick up running, take a walk in the park, join a local sports team, and sit in a fitness class.

Shower After Exercise

After you exercise or do anything that induces sweating, make sure that you take a bath or shower to remove the sweat from your skin, Sweat can build up and clog pores, so it is important to remove it as soon as possible.

Miscellaneous Tips

  • Do not eat much-fried food and avoid soft drinks in order to reduce your fat intake
  • If you use perfume directly on your chest, stop. This can block your pores. The same is true for many lotions.
  • Do not give up on skincare systems to fast. It usually takes at least six weeks for one to work effectively.
  • For persistent acne, consult a dermatologist.

Warning

Try not to pick acne. This leads to more irritation, bleeding, and scarring. Make sure to consult a medical professional before taking any internal medicine.

Kana Z

Kana Z

I am a writer focussing on beauty, cosmetics, skincare, haircare and body care. I have a special interest in establishing solutions for problem skin. I have being working and studing with some of the world’s top skincare experts, hairstylists, makeup artists, perfume creators, photographers and models. I also currently write for websites of the skincare brand. My Specialties: beauty, journalism, skincare, haircare, cosmetics and problem skin.

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