I am breaking out on only my arms, neck and side of my face.
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Chemical peels can address acne scars
Having acne breakouts on different parts of your body can be attributed to various factors. Acne on the arms can be keratosis pilaris which appears as small spots that give skin a rough, goose bumpy appearance. This condition is caused by poor circulation and overproduction of dead cells at the hair follicle. Regular exfoliation and moisturizers with salicylic acid can be helpful.
If the problem persists, it could be a sign of how efficiently your body is receiving and utilizing vitamins from your diet. Acne on the neck might indicate your adrenal glands (hormones) are in overdrive. Other options: are stress or excessive sugar intake. Or simply wearing shirts with tight collars or have greasy hair that constantly touches the skin in this area can cause acne breakouts in this area. But if the breakouts continue, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment...
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