Let’s Talk About Bacne

I apologise if things are getting a little TMI in these parts today, but we shouldn’t be ashamed of talking about our supposedly embarrassing issues. Bacne (or back-acne, body acne etc.) is an issue that I’ve dealt with on and off for quite some time now, but I’m happy to tell you that I have found my solution, and hopefully this can work for all my fellow sufferers out there…

I’ve been much more into working out recently, and working out equals getting very sweaty whilst wearing a sports bra. I was breaking out in the whole area where the bra had been touching and rubbing against my skin, and I knew I had to bring out my tried and tested shower gel. Introducing The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash. This stuff works wonders for me. I will use this on any areas I’m breaking out on my body and it tends to clear up in about a week. If you’re unfathomably flexible, then you may be able to reach all areas of your back with just your hand, but I find using some sort of bath lily or loofah really helps. It’s almost important to me that I don’t stay in my sweaty gym clothes for too long after a workout – this seems to really aggravate my skin. 

Do let me know if you have any other tips for treating and getting rid of one of the most irritating skin issues, as I’d love to try some other products. Also, if you’re going to give this one a go, make sure you get it when The Body Shop are having an offer (when are they not?) – I got mine for £3.60!


A Cream Deodorant? | Kiehls Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Cream Review

I admit, deodorant is a bit of a boring subject, and if I didn’t love this one so much I would definitely not be writing a post on it! I haven’t had the best of luck with the bog-standard deodorants, so I decided to do some research. This one kept popping up, and I was getting pretty desperate, so in my basket it went…

Kiehls Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Cream

The Claims:
Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Cream with Orange, Lemon and Linseed Extract. Our anti-perspirant and deodorant cream is extremely gentle, yet highly efficient. Leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and conditioned with 24-hour protection against sweat and odour.

The Verdict:
A cream deodorant does seem quite bizarre on first glance, and it was still equally strange applying it for the first time. It feels quite unnatural putting a cream on your armpits… It doesn’t have a very strong smell, it just smells very clean. In terms of anti-perspirant qualities it absolutely delivers – this works better than any other deodorant I’ve tried in terms of stopping odour and sweat. Unfortunately it didn’t keep me sweat-free during a gym sesh, but that was to be expected. I have noticed that my underarms are more moisturised and that it creates a much smother shave.

A short but sweet review for this one, I’m afraid. There’s not much more to say that I think it’s really great. If you’re willing to dish out a bit more for a deodorant then this is definitely one to try.