When temperatures start heating up in the summertime, one unfortunate side effect of all that fun in the sun can quickly become a real bummer – body acne. Blemishes can easily form on your back, chest, legs, or arms during the hot summer months, thanks to the myriad of pore-clogging substances hanging out on our skin, like sunscreens, sweat, and grime.
But never fear! Body acne can easily be cleared up by using a two-pronged approach of exfoliation and an easy-to-make natural toner spray.
Exfoliating regularly is a crucial step in controlling body acne. Invest in a good quality body brush, made with natural fibers, and use it to gently brush dead skin cells away before each bath or shower. Dry brushing will help keep dead skin from clogging up your pores, and will also make it easier for the toner spray to get in and clear out any bacteria.
And that brings us to the second part of our remedy, which I’ve decided to call my DIY Body Acne-Banishing Toner Spray! Witch hazel has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that work great on acne-prone skin, and the addition of rose water makes the spray gentle and soothing. Finally, a few drops of tea tree essential oil provide a natural, antibacterial kick that will clear up body breakouts fast!
DIY Body Acne-Banishing Toner Spray
In a 4 oz spray bottle, combine the witch hazel, rose water, and tea tree oil. (A small funnel helps immensely!) Shake to combine, and shake before each use. Spray onto affected areas after showering, and use a cotton pad to remove any excess wetness (optional).
You can also use this spray to quick-clean areas of your body that are breakout-prone after sweating or being in the sun!