Acne is annoying, is awful, can make your life terrible if you are the person that cares about your appearance. It is also difficult to get rid of acne. Even if there is thousands of method to clean your face from acne, very often it will not work for your skin actually.
Besides it acne is not only irritating problem but in some cases it can be even painful. Very often acne or pimples can occur not only on your face. There are few other places where you can experience acne besides face, it is on your back, neck, shoulders, chest legs, on your belly and even bottom. And it is very common situation to find acne on the places other than face.
Back acne, known as ‘bacne’ from a combination of word ‘back’ and ‘acne’, can appear in a teenagers as well as adults, no matter if you are boy or girl back acne can become your big problem. Just like usual acne found on your face, back acne is caused by bacteria and too much of sebum produced in the skin pores.
Because back acne is caused by hyper activation of sebaceous glands located on the back, it can be treated most of the time in the same way as other forms of acne vulgaris.
What Is The Reason Of Back Acne?
Back acne is formed in the same way as acne located in other places of the body. Oil and dead skin cells are blocking a skin pore and make a blockage that turns into a pimple. Like a face, back area has more sebaceous organs so the pores placed here are more prone to be easily blocked with several impurities.
Many risk factors can affect back acne formation. Using some cosmetics like body lotion, massage oils or heavy sunscreen may block the pores that can lead to acne or skin breakouts. Other reasons might be wearing too tight clothes, eating unhealthy food, too much stress, and some hormonal changes as well as not proper skin care.
Making Changes In Your Lifestyle
Wear clean, breathable, loose clothes
It is very important to take care that any textile touching your back is clean. You should change your clothes often, preferably each day you should wear a fresh clothes. It is extremely important if you wear a bra.
If you have a problem with back acne, your clothes should be made of a natural fiber such as cotton (the best option is organic cotton). You should avoid too tight clothes. And of course you should change your clothes often, the best after one day of wearing. It would be good to make a laundry in some kind of gentle detergent; fragrance free is the best option when you suffer from back acne.
Bacne can be caused also by a highly perfumed detergent. It is also recommended to bleach your clothes (white clothes especially) to kill bacteria on your clothes and inhibit acne rise. Remember to rinse bleach from the clothes completely, otherwise it can result in chemical skin irritation.
Take a shower after sweating
Sounds like something obvious, but this is very important to take a shower after sweating, especially if you have a problem with acne on your back.
Rinse precisely conditioner out of your hair
Maybe it sounds ridiculous but one of the reason of bacne is the rest of your hair conditioner that hasn`t been washed from your hairs properly. You can imagine that in spite of the fact that conditioner is good for your hairs it is not so good to treat your back with conditioner.
Change your laundry detergent
That can be very useful and helpful to avoid any skin irritation that can increase problem of back acne. You should choose fragrance free detergent or even special type of detergents dedicated for babies with extra sensitive skin.
Wash and change your sheets regularly
All contaminations collect very fast on your sheets. Of course also dead skin and other dust that makes your problem with acne on the back even more serious. It would be good for your back to change and wash your sheets regularly twice a week. Here you can also use extra bleaching procedure that will help to inhibit acne bacteria that are still on your sheet after standard washing program. Be sure to rinse it completely to avoid chemical skin irritation.
Using Medicated Solutions To Fight Back Acne
Use an oil-free healing body wash
Using a special body wash can be one of the simply solution when you struggle with back acne. The best would be to use some body wash that contains 2% salicylic acid to cure acne. You will get better results when you wait at least one minute before you wash it with water.
Moisturize with an oil-free healing body lotion
When you have problem with acne on your back and you are using salicylic acid to treat it, your skin can get very dry, so it may be necessary to use body lotion after taking shower. Remember to choose product without an oil`s ingredients and guaranteed to be non-comedogenic, cause it will block your skin pores.
Use anti acne medication cream
If you are using salicylic acid in your body wash and lotion, do not use it in a cream. For a spot treatment you can try use 2,5% benzoyl peroxide or 10% sulfur solution. Be careful with higher concentrations of active ingredients as it can be very irritable for a sensitive skin.
Use retinol cream
You can apply retinol cream on an acne spots on your back and leave it overnight. Retinol treatment will exfoliate your skin.
Use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)
Alpa Hydroxy Acids can effectively exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells that usually blocks our pores and that is direct reason of acne formation. Beta Hydroxy Acids are working differently; it works against acne bacteria from the inside out. It is recommended to use a body scrub with AHAs even three times per week. Use BHA-medicated pads on freshly washed and hydrated back skin.
See a dermatologist
It is good to start your fight with back acne from the beginning by visiting specialist. Dermatologist will decide if you need some special medical treatment. Maybe some acne pills or cream applied directly on acne spots will be necessary. Of course all problem of acne is individual and it needs to be well diagnosed.
Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Back Acne Fast
There are several different homemade methods you can try to get rid of horrible acne on your back. What it the big advantage of using natural remedies is that most of the homemade methods are 100 % safe. Besides it these natural methods are most of the time very chip and easily accessible.