Do you have acne on your back? Bacne, as you may call it? You can get rid of back acne now!
You have bacne when your skin produces too much oil. Fluctuating hormone levels can cause this or it simply can be caused by heredity and how your body normally functions. It is more difficult for you to get rid of back acne as opposed to facial acne because your back is a larger area and is usually covered by a shirt. This makes it easier to collect sweat there. Also, your back skin is a lot thicker than your facial skin and getting a cream to penetrate and treat that area will be more challenging. Because your back skin is thicker, backne can also be more painful than facial acne. Backne is buried deep in your back skin, causing you more discomfort. Sitting up against a chair or laying down may be painful.
You need to do is use an exfoliant wash when you're in the shower. Exfoliants are normally too abrasive to use on your face and can actually irritate your face more, but because your back skin is so much thicker, an exfoliant is perfectly safe to use there why you are trying to get rid of back acne.
After you wash and are completely dry, apply a strong benzoyl peroxide cream to the entire affected region. Benzoyl peroxide is too strong to use in large percentages on your face, but is fine for back use. Benzoyl peroxide is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter acne creams. Stronger creams are available by prescription from a general doctor or dermatologist.
You can also use an acne spray to to get rid of back acne. This will kill any acne bacteria on your back. This type of bacteria lives off of the oils that your skin produces and is often the cause of acne as they clog the pores in an effort to get to your oils. An anti-bacterial spray will allow you to reach and cover the large area that is your back.
You can wash, exfoliate, and apply these creams or sprays in the morning, but you will find that they work better at night. This is because you are usually less active at night and therefore producing less sweat. You are also normally wearing less and looser clothing. Sweat can make your cream and spray run off and clothing can absorb your cream and spray rather than allowing your back to absorb it.
If your bacne becomes too painful or does not improve with the above acne treatment plan, you may have cystic acne and will need to see a doctor or dermatologist for further assistance to get rid of back acne.
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