If you keep having second thoughts about wearing that sexy backless dress because of the scars left by acne on your back, it might be about time that you learn the best way on how to completely remove them to reveal fair, flawless, and radiant skin. Are you ready? It’s about time to stop limiting yourself to clothes that hide your back when you want nothing more than to show it off? And it doesn’t apply to women alone, I’m sure deep down men are also conscious of the scars acne left on their back that causes them to have second thoughts about removing their shirt in a beach or at a gym. No more restrictions! Don’t let the left over marks of acne block your confidence in yourself. With the following methods, it’s going to be easy!
Don’t you wish you can strut your stuff like the woman in the photo? But first, let us learn a little about the dreaded back acne or sometimes referred to as “bacne” for short. You may often observe this forming on the back, upper arms, and buttocks. It takes on the form of pimples, pustules, and cysts, and even blackheads, which could all be painful for you since they begin forming in the deep tissue under the surface of the human skin.
So what actually cause back acne? There’s really not a specific cause; it’s more like there are different factors that cause it to happen. Well, for one, it has been observed that most back acne happens when a person is around the age of puberty. You see, if a person is at that age the body undergo changes – physical and hormonal. This is when the sebaceous glands of a young teen begins to function by producing sebum. Sebum is oil. When the said glands produce too much of this sebum, it could lead to the clogging of hair follicles and pores which then could attract bacteria and cause acne.
There are lots of ways you can try in order to get rid of those pesky scars.
You can start with exfoliating. It won’t hurt so much since these are scars now. Through exfoliation, you can help your skin change from old damaged worn-out skin to new refreshed skin cells, thus lightening the scar. However, don’t over scrub or don’t use too much pressure or you could create new wounds or irritate the skin.
Next on your list would be the beach, there’s nothing like the cool feeling of the salty water against your skin, or you could just head to the bathtub and have a sea salt bath right at the comfort of your home. Plus, you won’t get sunburned. However, exposing the active areas with pimples to the sun can dry them out. Limit it for only 10-15 minutes though. Too much of the sun exposure can result to you getting sunburned.
However, if you don’t like sea salt, then you could try a cheaper option – the Epsom salt. It can also cure your back acne. Actually, this is magnesium sulfate, but it’s more known as Epsom salt. The skin will absorb the magnesium and will give instant relief to dry, scaly, irritated skin. When the skin absorbs this, certain minerals like potassium, zinc, and vitamin D will be activated. Just add one or two cups of Epsom salt to your bath in a warm, comfortable water.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do no rub Epsom salt directly to your skin because it might cause more harm than good. It has the ability to further break your skin so it could potentially cause more acne. Yikes!
If you want a gentler, stickier method, you can try out an oatmeal bath. It is great for all types of skin – from dry to oily, and even for aging skin. The oatmeal soaks up the sebum excessive sebum oil, and it even eliminated the dead skin cells. You will get that rejuvenated moisturized effect. Grind the oatmeal well or it will all sink to the bottom of the tub. Soak your body in the bath for about 20-30 minutes.
You can also try going for the medical options, like a medicated body wash. There are over the counter medications available that you can buy, but be sure to choose the one that is oil-free. Since the cause of your acne in the first place is too much oil production, you don’t want to add more oil to that. Most of the medications have an active ingredient of 2% salicylic acid. Concentrate the applications on affected areas. You can also use a medicated but also oil-free lotion if you want. Use the lotion on your back after a bath.
If you are not sure about what to buy, you can always ask a pharmacist or just head to your dermatologist for recommendations. While you are there, you might also want to ask if it’s okay for you to use retinol cream. You will have to put this on your back during night time, before sleeping. This cream works by exfoliating the skin and preventing breakouts in tough places.
You know what else you can do? Change your lifestyle. Make sure your clothes are clean. Ladies, make sure your bras are clean and washed. It’s better to wear a fresh one everyday. Wearing loose clothing also helps! After playing a game, or exercising, rest for a little bit but you absolutely have to shower. The sweat can clog your pores and can bring back your acne. Hygiene is very important.
You can also check the detergent you use or the bleaching solution. These could also cause break outs on your skin. If you want, you could switch to a new brand. And don’t forget to regularly change sheets, if it’s possible wash your sheets twice a week. Especially if you have animals sleeping with you in the bed.