03 Oct 2010
To get acne treatments that work for your back, there are a few thinks you can do first. Steps in your back acne treatment for back acne (or Bacne as it is sometimes called) will be slightly different to treating acne on your face. The skin on your back is thicker than your face skin so the spots can be more like cysts and more painful. You can also get more scarring as the thicker skin tissue gets deeper damage which is harder to heal.
Back acne or bacne is caused by the same causes as face acne. Clogged pores and too much sebum oil. You need to be careful around the hygiene of your back. This should include washing after exercise or sweating. Also wearing white cotton next to your skin to stop you sweating rather than synthetic materials can help. The white will prevent coloured dye entering the bloodstream through burst spots and causing infections or blood poisoning.
Some people suggest you should shower twice a day, same as way you wash your face morning and night. If showering twice a day is too much then take a shower once a day and wipe your back with a wet cloth the other time. The spots can also be painful and bleed a lot if they burst. Especially when you are drying yourself after a shower, so pat your back dry if it is very bad. You should also make sure your towels and bed sheets are clean and changed regularly.
Although hidden back acne can be a cause of embarrassment there ways to overcome this.
The spots on your back can cause you some embarrassment. For guys they may not want to take their T-shirts off at the beach or for girls they may avoid wearing bikinis, low cut vests or backless tops. The sun can actually be quite good for clearing up your back acne so do try and expose it to some sun and fresh air. Also realise that you are the person that will notice your spots the most not other people. So do try and get over the shyness and embarrassment of this and get some sun. Remember to protect your skin and use sunscreen as always. Then take a shower later on to wash off the sunscreen and unclog your pores again.
Although back acne is not visible to other people it can cause you to restrict your choice of clothes. Regular washing, fresh air and sunshine can help reduce the acne. The bacne can also be very painful so we will show you a back acne treatment to help relieve the pain.