8 Products That Help Get Rid of Body Acne

Body acne, be gone!

While most of us spend a majority of time pining over pimples on our faces, body blemishes are the sneaky little devils that appear to pop up overnight in herds. Sure, you can rely on clothes to cover them up, but switching something as simple as your body wash can drastically reduce pesky back, chest and shoulder breakouts.

A number of factors are to blame for body acne, including sweat, buildup, clogged pores and lack of exfoliation. We've dug up some sensational items that work overtime to ensure your bod is blemish-free—especially as we head into spring and summer—so you can rock those tanks and spaghetti strap dresses with ease.

Keep reading for eight products that help get rid of body acne:

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash: $25

Neutrogena's refreshing Body Clear Body Wash helps combat breakouts on your back, chest and shoulders without over-drying or irritating the skin. We love this foaming cleanser to unclog pores and prevent future breakouts.

neutrogena body clear body wash

(via Amazon)


Murad Acne Body Wash: $43

This is a triple-action, anti-acne body cleanser that treats and prevents body breakouts, using both glycolic acids and salicylic acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and control blemishes and clogged pores. While a little on the spendy side, it really does get the job done. 

Murad Acne Scrub

(via Sephora)


Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap: $8

If you're on the market for something less harsh, Mario Badescu makes this wonderful botanical body soap full of exfoliating fruit enzymes, including papaya and grapefruit extracts, that help breakdown dead skin cells to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. 

mario badescu botanical wash

(via Amazon)


Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash: $35

This gentle, all-over cleanse is perfect for banishing body blemishes, and can also be used on the face if needed. And it's by Kendall Jenner-approved Proactiv, so you know it works.

Pro Active Deep Cleansing

(via Proactiv)


Paula's Choice Clear Back and Body Acne Spray: $25

This maximum-strength back and body spray is perfect for stubborn acne that needs more treatment than just a body wash in those hard-to-reach places. The spray makes it easy to apply and contains 2% salicylic acid, a leave-on chemical exfoliator that eliminates bumps, pimples, and blackheads without the damaging effects of rough body scrubs or brushes.

Paulas Choice Body Acne

(via Amazon)


Yuni Shower Sheets: $15

Each pack of Yuni Shower Sheets contains 12 wipes so you can cleanse on-the-go! These are really great for people who play sports or workout a lot and don't have time to take a shower immediately after. Body acne is frequently caused from excessive build-up of sweat, so giving yourself a wipedown can dramatically improve breakouts.

Yuni Shower sheets

(via Yuni)


Level Naturals Tea Tree + Activated Charcoal Bar Soap: $8

Get ready for a full body detox! Hard-working activated charcoal and blemish-fighting tea tree oil remove grime and impurities, while pure plant oils help to pamper and moisturize your skin. This is a tried and true beauty editor favorite for daily use.

Level Naturals Tea Tree Charcoal Soap

(via Level Naturals)


Peter Thomas Roth Acne Face and Body Scrub: $28

Uber gentle yet totally effective, this face and body acne scrub is tough on blemishes, but still gentle on your skin. 1% Salicylic Acid clears up acne blemishes and prevents future breakouts, while Sepicontrol™ Complex helps absorb and control oil to balance skin and jojoba oils moisturize.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Scrub

(via Peter Thomas Roth)


And while we're talking about acne, HERE are some amazing medium to full coverage foundations for acne prone skin!