What Is Back Acne?
Back acne can be tough to get rid of. If you are prone to acne and get it on your face then you may be more likely to get it on your back as well.
How can you tell if you have acne on your back (or commonly referred to as bacne) when you can’t even see your back? Well you can probably feel it or see it in the mirror. Others might tell you as well if they see it.
Acne is caused when pores or hair follicles become clogged with oil or dead skin.
Teenagers are more prone to acne because their hormones are increased. Stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and other things can contribute to acne. There is no sure cure for acne but luckily there are some natural remedies available to help alleviate the problem.
You get rid of back acne the same way you would any other type of acne except for the fact that it can be harder to reach. Body acne can also be more difficult to get rid of because the body has bigger pores.
Plus we wear clothes that can hold in the oil and dirt. If you have a willing partner who can help apply the following natural remedies. If not you can use a scrub brush or towel to help you reach all of your back.
10 Home Remedies for Back Acne
#1. Cleansing & Exfoliation
Cleansing your skin and exfoliating weekly can help clean clogged pores. You want to make sure your back is clean daily but do not over use soap or other harsh chemicals on your back. If your back if too dry your body will produce more oil.
Use a soft sponge and mild body wash. Also you don’t want to cleanse too much because this can dry out your skin. Cleansers which contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid help to exfoliate and unclog pores especially with oily skin.
#2. Wear Loose Clothes
Wear loose clothing. Tight fitting clothing can trap the oil on your skin.
#3. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a home remedy that also works as an exfoliant for your skin. Add a little water to the baking soda until it becomes a paste. It unclogs pores and removes dead skin. You can also mix this with honey, cinnamon and lemon. Apply to your face and wash after 5 minutes. Don’t use this remedy too often, maybe twice a week at most.
Oatmeal is a beneficial natural remedy in reducing acne because it absorbs oil. You can also mix in lemon juice and honey. Rub the mixture over your skin and let it sit for about 30 minutes then rinse with warm water. This can be used 1 to 2 times a week.
#5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar or even white vinegar is one of the best home remedies that works to get rid of back acne. Clean your back first then mix the vinegar with some water. You probably want a 50/50 solution so that the vinegar is not too strong. You can apply it to your back using a spray bottle or pad.
#6. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel helps alleviate acne. It also helps with itching or painful blisters.
#7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil or olive oil is another soothing natural home remedy. They can help with the acne scars also.
#8. Watch Your Diet
Drink plenty of water so your body won’t produce as much oil. Also avoid greasy foods and too much sugar.
Toothpaste can be used on a zit or red puffy spot from acne. It also helps reduce scarring.
Garlic is an anti fungal and anti bacterial herbal cure that will help get rid of back acne and reduce the scars.
Try these natural home remedies for back acne and have a beautiful scar free back.