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How to Get Rid of Acne on Your Arms

by
author image Kelly Sundstrom
Kelly Sundstrom is a national special needs spokesperson and writer. She writes content for major brands, magazines and newspapers, including Gather News, STACK Magazine, Colgate, Kudzu, LIVESTRONG and Lowe's Home Improvement. She currently has over 6500 digital and print articles in publication. Her awards include the 2012 Skyword High Flyer Award and the 2009 Demand Media Top Content Creator Award.
How to Get Rid of Acne on Your Arms
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Acne can occur anywhere on the body. When acne appears on your arms, it can cause the skin to feel rough and unevenly textured. The skin on your arms can hurt if clothing constantly rubs against the acne. You can treat acne on your arms with a routine that involves cleaning, medicating and moisturizing on a regular basis. The arm acne may completely disappear, and your arms can return to their original smooth state.

Step 1

How to Get Rid of Acne on Your Arms
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Cleanse acne on the arms with a gentle soap formulated for sensitive skin types. Wet your arms with water, and lather up your hands with a sensitive skin soap. Spread the lather onto your arms, covering the entire area affected by acne. Rinse off the skin well. Repeat twice per day.

Step 2

How to Get Rid of Acne on Your Arms
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Medicate acne on your arms by using a low concentration benzoyl peroxide cream. Squeeze out a dime-sized amount of 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide cream and distribute it evenly onto both hands. Apply the cream to the affected areas of your arms. Continue to smooth the cream on your arms until it has been completely absorbed into the skin. Repeat twice per day.

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Step 3

How to Get Rid of Acne on Your Arms
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Moisturize arm acne using an oil-free moisturizing lotion. Squeeze a quarter-sized amount of an oil-free moisturizing lotion into your fingers, distributing it evenly between your hands. Apply the lotion to the affected area of your arms. Repeat twice per day.

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