Cosmopolitan (USA)

Fact: There are 3 types body bumps—and we’re about to destroy them all

No, this isn’t another story about scrubs.



Basically, classic zits (yep, bacne), often from hormones or hair products. Or if you live in moisturetr­apping athleisure, it could be fungal acne—itchy, red, or pus- filled bumps caused by an overgrowth of yeast in your hair follicles (don’t freak, everyone’s skin has yeast— sweaty environmen­ts just cause more of it to grow).

Because hormonal and fungal acne can look the same to the ~untrained~ eye, you’ve gotta treat both. So (1) get thyself some dandruff shampoo, like Nizoral A-D ($15, drugstores), which uses an antifungal ingredient called ketoconazo­le to kill/ prevent yeast growth (also the cause of dandruff). Rub the shampoo on your back in the shower, wait three to five minutes, then rinse. And (2) after drying off, wipe the bumps with a salicylic acid pad (try Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pads, $10, drugstores) to keep pores clear.

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