Ew! Beauty: Bacne

Brought to you by summertime sweat

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Let’s face it: Along with summer’s heat, humidity, and other sweat-inducing qualities comes a ton of gross beauty problems. From dry, cracked feet to ingrown hairs and chafing, there’s a lot that can hold you back from living the confident poolside life you’re destined to lead. But don’t worry—we’re talking to experts about how to fix them. Welcome to Ew! Beauty.

Oh, the last weeks of summer. The air hangs heavy and hot as we race to squeeze in last-minute warm-weather adventures. At this point in August, we've pretty much given up on makeup, as it'll just slide off our faces anyway. In fact, we've kind of entered a permanent state of sweatiness; a dampness that won't quit. Might that be the reason that our open-back sun dresses have started to reveal what can only be described as a topographic map of inflammation and pus around our shoulder blades? 

The short answer: Yes. The follow-up answer: We don't have to live like this. 

Read on for everything you've ever wanted to know about bacne: causes, treatments, and prevention.