Beauty Skin Care March 7, 2017

Get Rid of Acne On Your Back

Woman scrubbing back

Acne is a frustration for everyone at some point or another in their lives.  While we often hear about acne on your face, it’s not uncommon to get acne in other places of your body.  Back acne is a common thing for so many people; both men and women can suffer from it.  It’s one of those things that many people just kind of chalk up to thinking they have to deal with it, but the truth is there are some easy ways to help you with getting rid of acne on your back.

Rinse Your Body Consistently
We know it may sound obvious to shower, but so often after people sweat from a workout or other activities they wait a while before hopping in the shower.  However, when we do wait that’s what can cause back acne to result and get worse.  Why?  Well, when we sweat it opens up our pores, and dirt and oil can get in/trapped and result in acne breakouts on the body.  To prevent that from happening, experts suggest rinsing your body after you sweat/workout to prevent that from happening.  In addition, it can help you heal any back acne that you do have.

Woman washing body

Use a Different Body Wash
While you may be using a body wash that smells really great, it could be making your back acne worse or even causing you to have it in the first place.  Unfortunately, a lot of body washes that contain fragrances and things can cause irritation in the skin to result in acne breakouts.  That being said, the type of body wash that you use can make or break the acne on your back.  If you really want to get rid of the acne on your back, it’s time to consider switching your body wash products.  Experts suggest switching to a body wash that contains salicylic acid as an active ingredient.  Salicylic acid is a great ingredient to use in healing and preventing acne in the skin (that goes for acne on your back as well).  It helps to reduce inflammation and really help with clearing your pores from dirt, oil, and grime build up that causes acne in the first place.

Exfoliate Your Skin
You know how exfoliating the skin on your face is great for acne treatment (among other skin care concerns)?  Well the same thing applies to the skin on your back.  Often times acne is the result of oil and dirt being trapped in the pores of your skin, just cleansing our skin isn’t always enough to really get a deep clean, which is why exfoliating is so important to your skin care routine.  To really help eliminate dead skin cells, smooth the surface of your skin, and get a deeper clean with your pores you’re going to need to start exfoliating the skin on your back (and all over your body, really).  Using things like a dry brush can be great for reaching places like your back to reap the benefits of exfoliating.

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