Back Acne–we’ve all had it. Bacne (back acne) creeps up when we least expect it and lasts much longer than necessary. Here are our 6 tips for keeping your back clear:
Shower When you Sweat
Sounds simple enough–if you’ve spent most of your day dripping with sweat, hop in the shower before bed. The combination of sweat, oil and bacteria produced by your body is only good for one thing: Bacne. If you’re a huge sufferer of bacne, try showering at least once a day, before bed, to wash away the sweat, oil, and bacteria.
Rinse Off Well
How we wash, condition and style our hair can have a big impact on bacne. Conditioners and stylers that drip from our hair to our back may clog our pores, resulting in breakouts. Try washing your face and body at the end of your shower and staying away from ingredients that may clog your pores.
Just like our face, the rest of our body needs a bit of exfoliation to maintain its clear complexion. Exfoliating a few times a week removes dead skin cells while unclogging pores. Try our Exfoliating Soap Bags for a gentle exfoliation.
Wear Fresh, Clean Clothes
As tempting as it is to re-wear the shirt you wore just once, skip it. Chances are the inside of the shirt is now soiled with oil and bacteria, the last two things your back acne needs. After working out, remove any sweaty gym clothes as soon as possible to avoid trapping the sweat and oil in your pores.
Exposing your back to bacteria-ridden surfaces will surely bring on the bacne. When your back is exposed, avoid dirty gym equipment or yoga mats prior to disinfecting. Try sanitizing surfaces before use.
Persistent bacne may require spot treatments. If you have sensitive skin, it may be best to avoid certain body washes and scrubs that may be irritating your skin. Try our Clarifying Kale Mask as a weekly bacial (back-facial) to clear up existing back acne and prevent future bumps. This mask also works great on the face.