How to Get Rid of Acne on Back


If you know the feeling of scratching your back and suddenly feeling the pain of accidentally pricking a few zits and the embarrassment of not wearing your swimsuit because people might see how horribly spotted your back is with pimples, then definitely you too are suffering from annoying “bacne”.

Bacne is a shortened term for acne on your back. It might seem a little bit stressful because it’s not that obvious unlike acne on your face, but bacne produces its own annoyance for people who suffer from it that its treatment is definitely needed. How then can you wear those dreamy dresses that you so ever wanted to wear if instead of showing off that sexy back, you show off those nasty zits? How then can you go to the beach and enjoy the summer sun without getting conscious of your exposed back?

Acne, as we know it, grows because of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria getting clogged in our pores. It normally appears on our faces but can grow in other parts of our body as well. Our backs are very prone to acne because we sweat so much there and it builds up a lot of moisture and dead skin cells. Most people who suffer from acne on the back are mostly men. This isn’t surprising considering the activities that they do every day that makes them sweat so much.

But whether you’re a man or a woman, if you don’t take good care of your back, it is very possible for you to suffer from bacne as well. Before trying a few treatments involving chemicals, check out if some natural remedies might be effective for you. Try going to the beach and submerge your back in salt water for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, bathe your back under the heat of the sun for 10-15 minutes in order to dry out your pimples. Avoid basking in too much heat because this can worsen acne.

When you shower, gently exfoliate your back using a loofah. Use an oil-free medicated body wash, preferably that which contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is proven to effectively treat acne. You can also use body scrubs that contain AHAs and BHAs. Alpha Hydroxyl acid are good in shedding off dead skin cells while Beta Hydroxy acid fights bacteria from your clogged pores. Afterwards, moisturize your back with an oil-free medicated lotion. Make sure that it’s non-comedogenic.

Apply a spot treatment that contains 2.5 % benzoyl peroxide. If by any case you feel skin irritation, discontinue use. You might want to try a spot treatment instead that contains sulfur solution. If you think that your case of bacne is a lot worse and can’t be easily solved by do-it-yourself treatments, then don’t hesitate to see a dermatologist and get an expert’s advice.

What you need to always keep in mind when it comes to getting rid of acne on your back is to always keep your back clean. Make sure to cleanse off sweat and rinse your hair and body very well during a shower. And see to it that you wear clean and cottony clothes to avoid skin irritation on your back.