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What can men do to cut down on acne break-outs on their backs?

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When you shower, use a cleansing brush with an extension to wash hard-to-reach areas on your back. A sonic cleansing system with a changeable brush head is another option.

Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products can help control acne on your back. You don’t need a prescription for them. But go easy, because these can be drying.

A white, cotton tee-shirt is the best thing to have closest to your skin.

From: What Men Should Know About Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Purdy, S. , Jan. 5, 2011. Clinical Evidence

Doris Day, MD, dermatologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Jonette Keri, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

March of Dimes: "Accutane and other retinoids."

Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult Acne: A Fact of Life for Many Women."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Purdy, S. , Jan. 5, 2011. Clinical Evidence

Doris Day, MD, dermatologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Jonette Keri, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

March of Dimes: "Accutane and other retinoids."

Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult Acne: A Fact of Life for Many Women."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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