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Banish those awkward bod probs.

Yeah, we've all been there. Here's how to deal ...


"I've got breakouts ... on my back. HELP!"

FIX IT: Just like blemishes on your face, body acne is best treated by keeping skin clean and spot treating with the right products. Cover with a topical treatment twice per day (try Paula's Choice Clear Acne Body Spray, $24,

PREVENT IT: "When you wash your hair, shampoo and conditioner can run down your back and dog pores," explains Deborah. Be sure to buff your back with soap and a washcloth *after* your hair products are down the drain.


"I fear the chub rub every time I put on a sundress."

FIX IT: We've all been there: You're rocking a flouncy floral skirt but can't forget about the painful irritation that stings with every step. Chafing can occur when sweaty legs rub together and create friction. Ouch. "Dry off with a cotton towel, then apply a zinc oxide cream to create a barrier of protection," says Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-lp, director of cosmetic dermatology at South Shore Medical Center in Cambridge, Mass.

PREVENT IT: Simple--just keep those inner thighs dry. Dust on a talc-free powder (Farmaesthetics High Cotton Body Dust, $27, to wick away moisture.


"I thought I did all the right things-but I still got burned."

FIX IT: Don't freak out-mistakes happen. "If you do get a bad burn, take an over-the-counter NSAID like Ibuprofen," recommends Dr. Imahiyerobo-lp. "Then, treat the affected areas with a cool compress and aloe vera gel." Stay out of the sun or keep your skin covered until you're all healed up. And puh-leeeease be more careful next time, OK?

PREVENT IT: "The most important thing is understanding sunscreen and how to use it," says Dr. Imahiyerobo-lp. She recommends choosing a sunblock with a minimum of SPF 30, then reapplying every two hours (or whenever you get out of the water).

All. SPF. Everything.

There's no excuse to skimp on the stuff that saves your skin. Go to for our roundup of brillz beauty essentials stacked with the bennies of SPF.

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Title Annotation:BEAUTY: Summer Beauty Sitches ... Solved!
Publication:Girls' Life
Date:Jun 1, 2016
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