Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #28 - June 9th, 2009

Summer is here - out with the turtlenecks, and in with the strapless shirts. What's a girl to do about back-ne?

In this week's Quick Tip, Brett suggests... dish detergent?!?

It may not be the most glamorous of subjects, but we all want to know how to conquer it, and Brett shares his favorite tool, cleanser and secret weapon (think sparkly clean dishes) to banish back-ne.

Click below for the inside scoop!

THE TOOL: Try a synthetic hair back brush. They tend to be cheaper and easier to find than their natural hair counterparts. Buy 2 or 3 because they don't last long, but they make up for it in softness! Wait until the end of your shower to wash your back. Let the brush absorb water and get nice n' soft while you suds up the rest of your body.

THE CLEANSER: Use a cleanser that isn't thick, creamy or in bar form on your back. These types are harder to rinse off than liquid cleansers and can clog pores. Neutrogena's liquid cleanser is a good bet.

THE SECRET WEAPON: And here's the kicker. The secret line of defense against back-ne is DISHWASHING DETERGENT!

Say what??

If you want to really kick back-ne to the curb, or if you have a big event coming up, dishwashing detergent will really do the trick. After cleansing with your liquid cleanser, put dishwashing detergent on the back brush and scrub every other day for about a week. It dries out your skin, and when your skin is dried out, there's less oil. And less oil means less back-ne.

And there you have it!