How To Get Rid of Back Acne
Having acne on your face is bad enough, but at least you can do something about it while you treat it, there are some great makeup brands and concealers out there that can hide your blushes at school, work or on those nights out.
“But what can you do when your back explodes into a myriad of red blotches and pimples?”
A classic example of bacne
Acne can form anywhere that has sebaceous glands (responsible for the production of sebum, oil and hair follicles), which means those hated pimples can appear anywhere except the palms of your hands and feet.
Dealing with back acne ( BACNE) can be rather challenging for most of us, if you are a fan of tight vest tops and low cut dresses, what the hell can you do to stop those unsightly spots, pimples and bumps ruining your night out?
Andrea Craig, National Educator of Murad Skincare told Marie Claire that “The skin on your back has larger pores in comparison to your face which means they are far more likely to become clogged.
There are three main reasons why you get back acne, these are Excessive dead skin cells, overactive oil glands and a build up of the bacteria that causes acne ( P.Acnes).
These are compounded by the fact that in addition to the larger pores, the skin on the back is thicker than most other parts of the body, and as a direct result is more likely to develop clogged pores.
The other area to take a look at is your diet, if you are eating a lot of fast or ready foods, that could be be making your bacne worse.
This is why it’s best to look for products that are specifically designed for the body to treat back acne”.
“So how do you get rid of your back acne (bacne)? We’ve got some top tips to help you get started!”
(1) Firstly, make sure that you’re on your best bacteria blasting game when it comes to showering, especially after sweaty activities like a good gym session.
The area between your skin and your clothing is the perfect situation for bacteria to breed, resulting in bacne, so showering ASAP washes away the bacteria before it has the chance to clog up your pores.
(2) Whilst we’re on the subject of gym clothing and bacteria, avoid tight fitted clothing.
We know you want to look cute at the gym, but spandex material traps oil and moisture, preventing your skin from breathing and inevitably causing clogged pores and bacne.
Opt for cotton clothing instead, especially during your workouts.
(3) Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! As we mentioned before, the pores on your back are larger than the ones on your face, which means they’re more likely to become clogged.
Use a body scrub two to three times a week to slough off dead skin cells (and prevent clogging), as well as clearing clogged pores.
It’ll also help with the overall tone and texture of your back by helping with resurfacing new skin cells.
(4) Try spot treating with tea tree oil** and witch hazel.
Tea tree oil has powerful antibacterial properties, whilst witch hazel is an astringent that helps to kill harmful bacteria, soothe redness and inflammation, as well as balancing oil production and shrinking pores.
Add 20 to 40 drops of each to your favorite moisturiser and use as normal.
(5) **Tea Tree oil is a key component in Australia’s best selling Acne treatment Exposed Skincare, coupled with a blend of both natural and scientifically developed acne busting compounds.
The extensive range of Exposed Skincare products are so effective that the manufacturers offer a special cash back guarantee – Clearer skin in 30 days or your money back!!
Thats too good to miss and means that you have nothing to lose by trying it (except your bacne)