Let’s talk about back acne.
It’s estimated that 75% of those who have facial acne also suffer from breakouts on the back. But just because you can’t face it in the mirror directly, doesn’t mean you have no control over its appearance. Here are 3 ways to say goodbye to bacne and get your skin looking so clear and smooth, you’ll want to wear every backless dress, halter top and bikini you can find.
1. Give your hair conditioner the evil eye, because it may be the cause of your back acne. Its emollients and oils could be pore-clogging, so never let them sit on your skin. Always wash your body well after rinsing out your conditioner. Stay away from plain old “soap” that has fragrance or perfume (check the ingredient label), as it can irritate skin. And keep your body skin exfoliated to get rid of pore-clogging dead cells. Try: Comfortably Clean and Cactus Cloth.
2. Workout? Wash off! Never keep sweaty clothes on your skin for long after you exercise. Wet clothes can irritate skin, so showering is a must. And always wear clean workout clothes (or any clothes for that matter) as dirt and sweat can further aggravate acne. (Speaking of washing things, don’t forget to wash your sheets! Dirty sheets can contribute to back acne.) You should also avoid wearing workout clothing that is too tight, as it can rub and irritate skin.
3. See your skin care professional. She knows that the skin on your back is thicker than the skin on your face, and she knows how to treat it. She’ll customize an Acne Clearing System Treatment as a “back facial” – including a deep cleansing, exfoliation and medicated mask that contains enzymes, antioxidants, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Schedule this effective back acne treatment to keep your skin clear and smooth – all summer long. Find a spa near you.
Have you ever dealt with back acne? Or any type of body acne?