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    Blog — Acne

    What your Acne’s location on your body means

    What your Acne’s location on your body means

    Acne was thought as a simple skin condition caused by the congestion of dirt and dead skin. However, this view has transformed; Acne is understood to be the result of an inciting health condition. Whilst most pimples clear up in a week of just over, larger acnes tend to require the intervention of a health care professional. Not so simple now.

    It is no surprise that the nature of this condition can also be the source of its prevention and cure. Good news however is that there are steps you can take to reduce the severity of acne and tools you can use to possibly clear it all up.

    Check your diet

    According to a recent article from, acne in different locations on the body can be explored by holistic medicine which teaches several things about this subject.

    Let’s imagine this, acne which is situated around the lower half of the body. This includes your legs and glutes. These acnes are most likely caused by skin tight clothing which makes breathing difficult. This way, moisture and air is trapped against the skin. However, if switching to a more breathable underwear or pants fabric doesn’t prove effective in a week or so, the problem might be due to an unbalanced diet.

    Another location on your body is your arms, scalp or head. Acne is on these areas is caused by the build-up of oil and moisture. This can be easily addressed. All you need to do is to change your clothing, hats or cosmetics for something less absorbent. Make sure there is no room for build-ups.

    If acne is situated around the neck or jaw areas, this is more likely a reflection of overactive adrenal glands or perhaps too much sugar in the diet. Yes, I know that we all love our sugar, however, it is good to note that everything in excess can have a detrimental effect to out health. Pimples along the shoulders can indicate stress while acne around the stomach area may indicate an unbalanced sugar level.

    Acne on the back may be caused by stress or a dysfunction in the digestive or nervous system. Digestive issues, poor diet or even an unbalanced diet (too heavy in spicy food or cold drinks) can also cause acne on the chest.

    Finally, vitamin deficiency can cause acne on the elbows. Similarly, Keratosis pilaris (harmless skin condition) can cause acne.


    Acne Cures

    Acne extractors are used to pull out things that are inside the pimple. By putting pressure on the contents of the blackhead, the extractor expels its contents.

    Acne extractors are used by doctors professionally but they could also be used effectively by yourself. Yes! Extractors can be a DIY gadget. They are cheaper and provide the same results. Kovira’s Acne Extractor Tool does the job for you effectively and effortlessly.

    Acne affects more than 80% of adolescence however, it can also occur later in life. Whilst a major cause for acne seems to be an overactive immune response to the presence of Proprionibacterium acnes, the bacteria. This response generates cells which promotes inflammation to flood the skin. This is where the pimples will eventually form.

    The good news is that your favourite foods such as chocolate or greasy foods have been cleared of their association as acne causers. This is according to recent science reports. 

    Experts however, now recommend that people seeking to cure or prevent acne naturally should eat a balanced, low-sugar diet which is high in whole foods such as nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables, fish and red meat.

    Note that intense scrubbing or exfoliating of the skin can irritate the skin and this can increase inflammation and worsen acne. Harsh cosmetics, cleansers and moisturizers can be detrimental to your skin’s health.