Unfortunately, acne isn’t limited to the face and many of us suffer from “bacne “ aka back acne. Bacne can be caused by oils building up alongside dead skin cells where your pores become clogged leading to bumps and blemishes on your skin.
Suffering from a bit of bacne yourself? Read on for our top 5 tips for treating back acne.
According to Medical News Today (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318548#_noHeaderPrefixedContent)
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States so you are not alone but read on for helpful tips to help you get rid of it once and for all.
1 – Exfoliate
Our face and our back have more oil producing glands than any other area of the body so regular exfoliation is important to ensure all the dead skin cells are sloughed away.
2 – Shower after that workout
Bacteria thrives on sweaty skin so to prevent back acne it is recommended you shower after sweating. It also helps to wear loose fitting clothing as tight fitting garments trap sweat next to your skin which may then contribute to blocking your pores and cause an outbreak.
3 – Rinse, rinse, rinse
After showering make sure you rinse your body really well as any remnants of shampoo or conditioner can sit on your skin further exasperating bacne.
4 – Change your body wash
You may love using that luxury body wash but sadly it could be adding to the zits on your body. To ensure clear skin try using a body wash or bar with salicylic acid or vitamin A such as the skin clearing and brightening D’Avoire Vitamin A cleansing bar which will cleanse without stripping the skin.
5 – Don’t pick
As tempting as it is, its important not to pick, pop or squeeze your acne spots or pimples as this can lead to infection, scarring and even worse, spreading of the spots.
Following these simple tips you should be on your way to clear skin but, if the above doesn’t work, consider consulting a dermatologist who may be able to recommend prescription medication.