Body acne is usually caused by the combination of moisture and friction. When there's friction between the skin and the fabric you're wearing, especially in hot or moist climates, the lining of your skin's pores is broken down. The top layer of skin dies, while sweat and bacteria trapped on the skin's surface, or in your fabric, over-hydrates the pores. This clog your skin with excess sebum and dead skin cells, causing inflamed follicles.
How to avoid body acne in future?
- Wear loose clothes
- Change your towel/ bed sheet more often
- Do not wear dirty clothes
- Change your shirt straight away after your workout session
- Exfoliate your body at least once a week