Acne is undeniably one of the most annoying skin concerns. But you know what’s worse? When it attacks you from the back! Bacne or back acne is a lot more difficult to deal with. Because, well it’s on your back! The one part of your body that’s hard to reach. It is more common during the summer season when sweat, bacteria and dead skin get together and block pores. This leads to breakouts not just on your face but also on the back.
We’d say don’t let it stop you from baring your back, it’s summer after all! But if those pesky little bumps bother you, then coffee’s got your back! Give those home remedies for pimples a rest and embrace the power of caffeine.
But first let’s understand the causes of back acne.
What Causes Back Acne?
Sebum production is higher among those with oily skin type. Hormonal imbalance can also make the sebaceous glands work overtime and lead to excess sebum production.
Friction or fabric
Loose, soft, cotton fabrics are recommended for the hotter months because they allow your skin to breathe. Friction from bag or tight clothing can irritate the skin on your back and cause acne too.
Poor post-workout skincare routine
Whether your hit the gym every morning or do Zumba after work, maintaining post-workout hygiene is super important. Allowing the sweat to dry on your clothes will attract bacteria and lead to acne.
How to Get Rid of Back Acne?
If you want to address this problem at the root, make exfoliation a part of your weekly skincare routine. Gentle scrubbing once or twice a week with an effective scrub can eliminate dead skin, bacteria, oil and other impurities that block the pores. But we know you’re a procrastinator who’s looking for an easy solution, don’t worry we got ya! The Espresso Coffee Body Wash is brewed with gritty coffee beans that cleanses, exfoliates and polishes the skin without drying it out! Plus, the aroma of coffee will get you hooked. Now that’s a multitasking product we’d definitely add to the cart.
Shower Immediately After Workout
After workout don’t let the sweat dry on your skin, take a quick shower before heading home to get rid of the impurities. Remove the sweat soaked clothes ASAP and change into fresh clean clothes to keep bacne at bay. This means posting workout videos on Instagram after shower. Hair care products too can leave residue on your back that can clog pores and lead to acne. Therefore, make sure you clean your back thoroughly after applying shampoo and conditioner.
Swap Your Body Lotion
Whoever told you moisturizing is bad for acne is lying. No matter what your skin type, your skin needs external help to stay healthy and nourished. Having said that, a lot of body lotions contain heavy, pore clogging ingredients that can do more harm than good for your skin. The solution is to look for something that’s a treat for both your skin and senses. The Green Tea Body Gel Lotion is a lightweight, non-greasy formula brewed especially for oily skin types. It contains green tea that calms and soothes skin without making it sticky.
Wear Skin-friendly Clothing
Summer heat is the worst! The best thing you can do for your skin during this time is wearing clothes made out of skin-friendly fabrics. Loose cotton outfits are the best for this season and will allow your skin to breathe, thereby keeping problems like bacne at an arm’s length!
With these tips on your fingertips, bacne will be gone once and for all. And the results will get you #AddictedToGood in no time! Go on, catch some sun and flaunt that back!