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Shower Mistake That Could Be Making Your Body Acne Worse

There’s no wrong way to clean your skin, right? Wrong.

It may seem like keeping your skin clean is the best way to protect it from flaws and damage, but some washing habits can actually make problems worse – particularly acne.

Many people think that acne is the result of not keeping your skin clean enough, but this isn’t always the case. According to dermatologists, there is one common mistake many people make in the shower that can even make body acne worse. We spoke to multiple experts and they both warned against the some mistake: over-scrubbing your skin.

This often happens when people over-exfoliate, as Dr. Michele Farber of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Philadelphia, PA, noted. This is surprising to most people, because we often think of exfoliating as a way to renew skin cells to avoid acne.

Dr. Farber told us, “Over-exfoliating can make breakouts worse. Stripping the skin of natural oils can result in dryness and irritation to the skin barrier, which can cause acne. Choose gentle exfoliants like lower percentage alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids, and stay away from harsh scrubs, particularly if you’re sensitive.”



Source : SheFinds – The Surprising Shower Mistake That Could Be Making Your Body Acne So Much Worse Edited By, Robyn Turk

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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