If you have ever had those unsighly red pimples on your back, chest, arms or bottom, you know how frustrating and emotionally stressful body acne can be. Body acne is very common, especially in people who suffer facial acne, but it is seldom talked about. People with body acne tend to suffer in silence, resigned to the fact that they just have to live with the skin affliction.
The good news is, body acne is similar to facial acne in both its symptoms and its treatment, which means it can be treated in much the same way. Acne forms when dead skin, dirt and oil clog pores and hair follicles. People with extra-oily skin suffer acne breakouts more, but anyone can experience periodic breakouts due to stress or other outside influences.