Over-the-counter chest acne remedies may prove very useful for removing chest acne. However, there is one issue with them that can make them unacceptable for use: it is the addition of various chemical substances used for preserving those treatments over a long period of time, or emulgators to turn them into creams or gels, or [...]
• About 45% of people who suffer from acne have chest acne.
• The chest is less frequently and less severely affected than the back.
• Chest acne is more common in women than in men.
Chest acne is quite frequent in adults. Chest acne lesions can either be non-inflammatory (comedones) or inflammatory (papules, pustules, nodules and cysts). It can be treated with different kinds of products and treatments depending on the severity of your chest acne (mild, moderate, or severe) and the type of lesions.
When you want to get rid of chest acne, you first need to determine the severity of your chest acne. Basically there are 6 categories to measure the severity of chest acne and they are as follows:
• Clear: indicating no evidence of body acne, no lesions.
• Almost clear: rare non-inflammatory lesions with rare papules.
• Mild acne: some non-inflammatory lesions, with few papules and/or pustules. No nodules or cysts.
• Mild to Moderate acne: many non-inflammatory lesions, as well as multiple inflammatory lesions: several to many comedones and papules/pustules, but no more than one small nodule or cyst.
• Moderate acne: more apparent inflammatory lesions: a lot of comedones and papules/pustules, but no more than a few nodules or cysts.
• Severe acne: many highly inflammatory lesions, variable number of comedones, many papules and pustules, as well as nodules and cysts.
For more information about acne lesions, see our Body Acne Information page.
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