How I FINALLY cleared up my chest acne

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If you are like me, then you are probably wondering WHY TF ARE WE BREAKING OUT ON OUR CHESTS?!

As if the double mastectomy wasn’t enough, now we are being blessed with breakouts…on our freaking foobs.

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As if we don’t already have enough to worry about, adding in unwanted pimples seems like the icing on the cake. Or maybe the sprinkles on top?! idk… either way you get the point.

For the past two years I have really struggled with what has felt like hormonal breakouts. I never had chest acne before my surgery so I think its safe to assume that my mastectomy was to blame. Any major hormonal changes or fluctuations in our bodies can make our oil-producing glands crazy, which can clog our pores and lead to chest pimples, Makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is why I haven’t visited a freaking dermatologist and gotten this fixed…

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Anyways, I FINALLY have my chest breakouts under control and I couldn’t be more grateful to the acne gods.


A few things that have really worked for me:

1. Cutting meat out of my diet.

This might seem pretty drastic, but I immediately saw a huge difference! The first week or so is a bit challenging if you have never given up meat before but I promise you get used to it.

2. Limiting dairy (couldn’t COMPLETELY give up cheese!! 🤷🏻‍♀️🧀 #balance)

This was another game-changer for my skin - for my face, back and chest! Once I limited the amount of dairy I was consuming, my chest started to clear up.

3. Switching to natural nontoxic skin care.

I took the skin quiz from Follain one night and it revealed SO much about my skin. Based off of the quiz, I was prescribed a list of products they recommended that were personalized for ME and what MY skin needs. This was really helpful for me because I am definitely not a skin care guru so I need A LOT of help when it comes to my skin care routine. Follain made it really easy for me to figure out which products I need and which ones would help. I also love that everything on their site is clean, natural and nontoxic so you know you can trust all of the brands and feel good about what you are putting on your face.

You can use code: PaigeMore for 15% off your purchase!!

Even if you aren’t in the market to buy anything, I highly recommend taking their skin quiz! Its an amazing FREE resource!

4. Forehead to Foobs rule

This is a game changer and I don’t know why I haven’t been doing this ALL MY LIFE. I now apply all of my skincare products from my forehead down to my foobs (and on my back, too!) Trust me, if you don’t already do this, it’s a must!

5. Dry brushing

I lightly exfoliate my chest and it’s helped unclog pores, reduce breakouts, helps the products seep in deeper and boosts circulation and collagen production. To watch a video of me drybrushing, click here.

6. Celery juice

If you know me, you know that I love me some celery juice. When I am consistent with drinking it first thing in the morning, it really helps clear my skin up! Just be warned, when you first start, expect major breakouts as the toxins leave your body #worthit. To read more about my love of celery juice click here.

7. Getting a humidifier!

This was SUCH a game changer for my skin 🙌🏻 Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS when it comes to combatting breakouts. Actually, idk why I just typed that, I am not a dermatologist so I actually have no freaking idea if that is true but it seems to be for me and my skin L O L. I do know that when our skin is dry, it can cause oil secretion from our sebaceous glands to make up for that loss of moisture. When this excess oil mixes with our dead skin cells, toxins, bacteria, and dirt, that is already on our chest it can cause acne. What has helped me to prevent this is to make sure that I am keeping my skin hydrated - ESPECIALLY when I sleep!! Justin recently bought us THIS humidifier and we both are obsessed with it.


Full list of products I have been using from Follain

most of the below info I grabbed from their site since they are the pros!!

  1. OSEA Ocean Cleanser

    Skin Types combination, normal, dry, and oily

    Skin Goals brightening, acne-clearing, calming, and anti-aging

    Clean you can feel

    This cleanser is gentle enough for daily use, but don’t let that fool you. This mineral-rich Organic Seaweed gel cleanser effectively removes excess oil and surface impurities from skin while maintaining a hydrated, healthy looking complexion. Your skin will feel the (deeply satisfying) tingle as it gets to work, removing dirt and oil but leaving skin’s natural pH balance intact.

    Why I love it

    This cleanser is milky smooth! It smells amazing and feels SO good on my skin. It seems to tighten without making my skin dry.

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2. Indie Lee Toner

Skin Types dry, normal, oily, and combination

Skin Goals sensitive-safe, anti-aging, brightening, hydrating, and calming

Mind your Qs

Put powerful antioxidant CoQ-10 to work on your skin to hydrate, refresh, balance and youth-ify skin. The alcohol-free, non-drying formula balances skin's optimal pH to help clear up that noon-time shine

Why I love it:

Indie Lee is a Breastie!! She launched her eponymous brand to provide safe skincare solutions for women and men after her cancer diagnosis. Most toners seem to dry out my skin and feel really harsh. This toner is refreshing and hydrating but you can still tell it’s getting the job done!

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3. Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil

Skin Types oily, combination, normal, and dry

Skin Goals sensitive-safe, anti-aging, acne-clearing, hydrating, and brightening

Smooth operator

Just a few drops of this age-defying serum of 100% pure squalane oil smooths skin like nothing else. It leaves skin soft and nourished, even as it goes after signs of aging with a (toxin-free) vengeance.

Why I love it:

I feel like this drenches my skin in moisture. It immediately gives you that dewey glow that we ALL want. I was a little nervous to use an oil on my skin since I have really oily skin BUT this works wonders!! I am a big fan!

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4. Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum

Skin Types dry, normal, oily, and combination

Skin Goals brightening, anti-aging, sensitive-safe, and hydrating

Brighter days ahead

Think of this serum as a one-stop solution for better looking skin. The feather light, water-based formula is infused with aloe to hydrate without weighing skin down. Water-soluble, stable Vitamin C brightens and firms skin as powerhouse rose hip lightens dark spots and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Edelweiss, with its anti-aging stem cell complex, infuses skin with powerful antioxidants; aspen bark delivers a natural source of salicylic acid to exfoliate and calm inflammation.

Why I love it:

I love ANYTHING with aloe and vitamin C. I already feel like my face looks brighter, my dark spots have lightened, and its helped with any inflammation and redness! Plus it smells AMAZING!!


As many of you know, I have spent over a year feeling insecure about my reconstruction and what my chest looks like. Having pimples on top of that all absolutely did not help my self confidence or body positivity. I am so grateful to have FINALLY gotten my skin under control and I hope that you feel empowered to do the same!

Please let me know if you end up taking the SKIN QUIZ and make sure to use CODE: PAIGEMORE when you check out for 15% off!!

Sending you lots of love,

Paige