A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap, $8 at Bluemercury
This affordable sweet-smelling body wash is spiked with AHAs, which work to exfoliate and remove dead skin leaving it incredibly smooth.
Medicated Skin Irritation Relief, $10.95 at Thayers
Sometimes acne can be quite itchy and the worst thing you can do when that happens is to itch or pick at pimples as that can cause long-lasting dark marks. Instead, soak a cotton pad with some of this and apply it wherever you have a breakout.
The Body Shop
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Body Wash, $15 at The Body Shop
Tea tree oil has long been lauded for all of its skin benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties. So as the hero ingredient of this body wash from The Body Shop, you can expect smoother and clearer skin with daily use.
Clarifying Body Spray, $40 at Sephora
Loaded with the popular acne-fighting ingredient salicylic acid, a couple of spritzes of this all over stops any existing pimples over the body in their tracks while preventing any more from forming.
Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash, $46 at Clark's Botanicals
This multipurpose wash can be used on both the face and body for minimizing whiteheads and blackheads. Made with a mix of toning and exfoliating botanicals and olive oil, the formula cleanses skin thoroughly without leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable.
KP Duty Body Scrub, $46 at Sephora
Body scrubs, in general, are great for getting rid of dead skin and unclogging pores, but this particular one works double duty as a physical exfoliant and chemical peel in one.
Charcoal Beauty Bar, $24 at SkinOwl
This gentle cleanser formulated for acne-prone skin is made with charcoal and five nourishing essential oils that soothe inflammation while drawing impurities from your pores. It’s also completely vegan and gluten-free for those with particular sensitivities.
Nip + Fab
Glycolic Fix Body Cream, $9.99 at Nip + Fab
Packed with glycolic acid, a chemical exfoliant, this body lotion works to even out your skin tone while killing the bacteria from any body acne you already have.
African Black Soap, $5.99 at Ulta Beauty
For decades, people have relied on the power of black soap for clear skin. This version from beloved drugstore brand SheaMoisture is equal parts moisturizing and exfoliating.
Acne happens to the best of us. No matter your genetic makeup, chances are, you’ve had to deal with a pesky zit or two or twenty. While facial acne gets all the attention, we don’t talk enough about body acne — and that’s not just back acne (aka bacne). Since skin is the body’s largest organ, we can get acne anywhere and everywhere from head to toe.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, we’re more prone to body breakouts because of excessive sweating, which is known to mix with the body’s natural oils and clog pores. So you have to work harder to achieve smooth, acne-free skin. Luckily, there are plenty of body acne products that can help. Click through for a selection of tried-and-true lotions, scrubs and sprays that will banish your body acne quickly and effectively.