How To Get Rid Of Chestne (And Backne)

As the Daily Mail so nicely pointed out, Blake Lively’s got some concealer on her chest (check it out above)—and what, pray tell, is she covering up? No idea, but when I try to throw cover-up on my chest it’s for one reason—chestne. (Acne on your chest for those not occasionally plagued by it.) It’s the annoying little skin secret you don’t hear about much, but loads of people suffer from it. Fortunately, I’ve got a few tricks and preventative measures you can try out to get rid of it. Blake, listen up! My first to-do: always shower right after a workout. Like, immediately. You can’t have that sweat sitting on your skin and getting all in-between your skin and sports bra. Two other shower tricks? Switch to body wash that contains salicylic acid. I love Mario Badescu’s AHA Body Wash or Neutrogena’s Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Body Wash.

Also, make sure you lift your hair off your back and chest after you rinse your conditioner off. (Any leftover conditioner goop that might be on your skin can clog your pores. Ick.) You can try astringent pads—they’ll help lift off the dead skin cells and left-over debris that might be hanging out on your skin. Or, in place of the pads, some people just use a cotton ball dipped in apple cider vinegar. (I’ve never tried it, but some peeps swear by it.)

And an obvious tip: treat your breaking-out chest just like you would your breaking-out face—smear on a pimple cream before bed. (But beware of staining your clothes or bedsheets. Look for one with salicylic acid–not benzoyl peroxide–since you won’t have to worry about it staining!) [Daily Mail]