We all know how pesky acne can be on ones face, but body acne, colloquially known as ‘bacne’ is a different beast. We don’t pay as much attention to body acne until we are in a situation where we must show skin. For many the problem areas are the back and shoulder areas, but blemishes can occur on all parts of the body.
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub claims to clear body blemishes and exfoliate the skin. Its ingredients include salicylic acid, a common ingredient in acne medications. The texture of the scrub is in between a body scrub and a body wash. According to neutrogena.com, "It cleans deep into pores using microbeads, sweeping away dead skin cells to give you clear, smooth skin. Its foaming lather rinses completely without pore-clogging residue." The lather of this scrub is great, it foams for easy application and rinsing. Another great thing about this product is that it is safe for sensitive skin. Although, it is not fragrance or perfume-free it has a delicate powdered scent. It is standard to try a product for at least 6 weeks before noticing any differences. Well, after about 3 months of using this product daily, I’ve noticed that there are still blemishes on my shoulders but the dark spots have lightened. When the new blemishes come, the healing process is quicker and they don’t last as long.
So the verdict is that it works but the best practice is prevention. Prevent body acne by creating your own healthy skin diet and regimen.