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Atticus Girl
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Alright since my junior prom is coming up not too far away, I've been exercising regularly by hiking and playing tennis, cutting down on soda from drinking it 3 times a day to only once a week while hydrating with water, milk, and orange juice, eating fruit everyday, and trying to discipline myself with my sleep cycle.

I finally got my dress, but there's a bit of a problem. . .I've been getting quite a few back zits! There's really not a lot, but some of them are so bothersome and I'd LOVE to have my back perfectly smooth and zit-free while I still have time before May. First off, what's causing them? And how do I get rid of them? I've been exfoliating my back with an excellent scrubber and Caress soap but then soon newer ones would show up. It's starting to drive me nuts.

Thank you in advance.


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Gumdrop Girl
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Body Acne http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum24/HTML/000142.html

exfoliate, breezy cotton shirts, acne-fighting body wash, tea tree oil, etc.

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wobblyheadedjane
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I've heard that Lush makes a great shower gel called Narcotick that works wonders on clearing up body acne. Personally, I've never tried it, but I've heard rave reviews.
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Barbarosa
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WHJ, I love that site! Looks like some great stuff, I did not see that product in the US site version but I have not scouted the whole site yet.

There are some prescription medicines that can help that are part cleanser for use in the shower, but any product that contains benzoil peroxide is similar to the main precription medicines often reccomended for this. I often write Rx for a product called Bezac wash, but there are a host of generics available, aned some may be available without a Rx.

Also, most products that are effective at reducing acne like this take a little time to be effective, like 6 weeks or longer. So if you want to go the organized medicine route, do not wait till the week before the formal to get an appoinment!


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