Oh, the joys of back acne– you can’t even really see it, or you discover it by accident. However you find it, you are probably wanting to get rid of it ASAP, and we feel your pain. It is gross!
Back acne occurs when the pores on the back get clogged by excessive oil that accumulates and mixes with dirt on the skin surface. This basically provides the perfect environment for pimple-causing bacteria to thrive. The bacteria multiply, causing the pores to become inflamed and swollen with pus. The friction between the skin and clothes also exacerbates the situation by causing irritation. Even though they are covered, back acne are more painful than facial acne. However, just like any other type of acne, those pimples are totally curable.
Many people who notice back acne try to “pop” the pimples once they notice them. The first step towards getting rid of the acne is by avoiding this because interfering with the pimples only serves to further irritate the skin, sometimes causing bleeding. DO NOT POP PIMPLES ON YOUR BACK!
In case you’ve had enough explanations, here are our favorite two treatments for back acne:
Revitol AcneZine: This is an excellent acne treatment that works from the inside out.
Acne No More: Mike Walden– certified nutritionist, health coach, and former acne sufferer teaches you his acne freedom step by step system, jam-packed with valuable information on how to naturally and permanently eliminate your acne from the ROOT and achieve the LASTING clear skin you deserve.
Practicing proper hygiene is important to getting rid of bacne. You should regularly shower with a mild antibacterial soap. If you are an athlete, make sure you remove your gym clothes immediately after your workout to avoid your stinky clothing causing you to develop zits. You should wash the affected area gently (no over scrubbing!). If you have long hair that rests on your back, it is advisable to wash it regularly or maintain it in a bun to prevent contact with the pimples. You’ll also want to stop using conditioner.
If you want to get rid of bacne, avoid wearing tight clothing around the back area. You should opt for clothing made from natural material such as cotton which is considered a “breathable” material. The clothes should be fit loosely to allow air circulation so that the sweat and oils evaporate easily and your skin stays aerated. Your skin will also suffer less friction, which can worsen the acne. Avoid carrying a backpack until the acne has cleared completely as this causes your back to sweat more than normal.
Ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle if you want to get rid of back acne. This entails eating a balanced diet, drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day and getting approximately 7-9 hours of sleep. Your diet should be high in vitamins A, C, D and E as these are crucial for the regeneration and healing of the skin. Avoid eating junk food and food high in trans-fats. These are the number one culprits when it comes to acne.
We have more information on back acne treatment here, plus some suggestions.