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Bacne be gone: Best body washes for acne-prone skin

When it comes to acne, you or most people would think it’s only on the face. There’s no denying that dealing with acne is an inevitable struggle that just continues on for the rest your life like there’s no end to it. It’s stressful enough that we have to deal with the ones on the face, but acne technically can appear anywhere on the skin and you kind of have to worry about that too.

In the shower, it tends to be a wash-and-go situation for most of us. But whenever you missed a spot, use the wrong type of soap or the frequent weather change is making your skin react differently, that’s when body acne will appear.

What your skin then need is a body wash that contains salicylic acid, charcoal or tea tree oil to purify and cleanse the skin thoroughly. These are common anti-acne ingredients that are also found in skincare, so it makes sense to find these in body washes too. Be sure to shower with them immediately after sweating (or any outdoor activity) so that the bacteria doesn’t linger on your skin for too long.
Here are the best body washes for acne-prone skin.

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Herbivore's Bamboo Charcoal Soap Bar

Activated bamboo charcoal is what an acne-prone skin needs. It has powerful absorption properties that will clear out impurities and toxins from the pores of your skin. The soap will deep cleanse your skin while exfoliating it. Perfect for people with oily, combination and acne-prone skin.

Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Soap Bar, RM54

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Mario Badescu's A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap

As acne-prone skin is also a sign of irritation, ease inflamed and irritated skin with the gentle body wash. It contains papaya and grapefruit extract to help get rid of dead skin cells, followed by ginseng extract and oat protein to soothe it afterwards.

Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap, RM58

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Peter Thomas Roth's Blemish Buffing Beads

Buff away acne with this ultra-gentle face and body cleanser. The jojoba beads help to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells, sebum and unclog pores to reveal smoother skin. It also contains the usual acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid.

Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads, RM192

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The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash

From one of the most best-selling ranges from The Body Shop, Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash cleanses and purifies the skin while treating acne. Plus, it’s even soap-free so it won’t clog up the skin or irritate it even if you use it every day.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash, RM42.92

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Jolin Lee


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