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Summer skin and body acne go hand in hand. Though I’m lucky enough not to suffer from chest, back or butt blemishes myself, too often I’m asked what can be done about this condition, making it painfully clear that it is a big problem for many. For sufferers, body-baring swimsuits, plunging necklines and backless tops are avoided like the plague because no one wants to flaunt this skin issue. Body acne is one of those things, that if you have it, it’s often first and foremost on your mind, crushing confidence in its wake. Luckily, there’s a lot that you and your doctor can do to get a handle on it. Miami-based, board certified dermatologist Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy enlightens us. Here’s what
President Obama recently signed a bill that bans microbeads – those tiny polyethylene particles added to beauty products to help exfoliate the skin — because they’re damaging to the environment and wildlife. The beads are so small they’re not being filtered from wastewater treatment facilities so they wind up clogging waterways and they’re also being ingested by fish and other animals, affecting them and possibly us, the humans that consume them. Though some companies have already started phasing them out of their products the bill stipulates it must be done by Jan. 1, 2018.
“I’ve always preached against microbeads,” says Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, board-certified dermatologist an