With summer just around the corner, it is only normal you should be worried about the aspect of your skin. Back acne is a common problem, being often made worse by high temperatures and high humidity. Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be to present back acne, so it makes sense to be on the lookout for treatment solutions. In this article, we will present a highly-efficient treatment regimen, which will help you get rid of your back acne in just a week. As long as you follow our suggestions, you will definitely be satisfied with the final results.
Daily showers/baths help you get rid of back acne
How to get rid of acne? Well, there are a number of measures that you can take. The most important thing is that you wash your back on a daily basis, even twice in a day (morning and night). In general, it is recommended to use a shower gel or cleansing lotion with antibacterial properties. This will remove all the bacteria, dirt and debris accumulated on the surface of the skin, promoting the faster healing of acne lesions (and preventing new ones from appearing).
Exfoliation on a weekly/biweekly basis
The second solution that you need to consider is exfoliation. When one has oily or acne-prone skin, exfoliation is more than necessary, as this is one of the best ways to remove the excess sebum and dead skin cells present at the surface. You can use a store bought body scrub or prepare one in the comfort of your home; always use a clean sponge for the exfoliation, in order not to increase the risk of infection. Exfoliation should be performed twice per week, as this will keep the pores unclogged and the risk of acne breakouts down to a minimum.
Pay attention to the post-workout hygiene
Physical exercise does wonders for the health of the skin but you need to pay attention to the post-workout hygiene. It is important to take a shower after each workout session, in order to remove the excess sweat from your skin. If you do not shower and also spend a lot of time in sweaty clothes, you will only cause the pores to become clogged and favor the appearance of acne lesions. Change in clean clothes after the shower, so as not to make matters worse.
Deep cleansing masks can do wonders for your skin
When it comes to having beautiful skin, many people and especially women resort to facial masks. These are prepared with natural ingredients and they do wonders when it comes to common aging signs, such as facial wrinkles. When it comes to back acne, a deep cleansing mask can be just as efficient, as at the level of the face. You can prepare this mask at home, using ingredients that have antibacterial and exfoliating properties. Or, if you want, you can purchase one from a cosmetics store and give it a try. What matters is that you choose a product that targets acne-prone skin first and foremost.
Natural remedies – baking soda
Speaking about natural remedies, you can also try applying baking soda on your back acne lesions. For the best results, it is recommended to mix the baking soda with water, until you obtain a thick paste. This paste should be applied on your back, specifically on the acne lesions and maintained about half an hour, or until it becomes completely dry. Baking soda has powerful antibacterial properties, being able to absorb the excess sebum produced at the level of the skin at the same time. It can improve the appearance of the skin and prevent the appearance of new acne lesions.
Topical acne treatments – improved skin appearance
Do not shy away from acne treatment, as this can do wonders for your skin. Topical treatments are just as effective as oral medication, not to mention they present a reduced risk of side-effects and/or allergic reactions. In general, the best topical acne treatment is the one that contains active ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide. This is highly effective when it comes to treating back acne, improving the overall appearance of the skin in a short period of time. If you are not satisfied with the results of such topical treatments, you can visit the dermatologist and discuss potential alternatives.
Watch out for the fabrics of your clothes
The clothes that you are wearing are also important, as synthetic fabrics can favor the appearance of back acne (or make a breakout worse). For this reason, it is recommended to wear only clothes that are made from breathable fabrics, such as cotton. Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight, as these favor excess sweating and, thus, acne breakouts (especially in combination with summer temperatures). Summer is a season for loose clothing, which allows the skin to breathe and for excess sweat to properly evaporate. The more restrictive your clothes are, the higher the risk of acne breakouts is going to be.
By following these suggestions, it is guaranteed you will be able to escape back acne in just one week. However, if you do not see the desired improvements, it is recommended to pay a visit to your dermatologist and discuss about available treatments for chronic back acne. Sometimes, topical treatments are not enough and prescription medication is administered. This is more powerful, often containing active ingredients, such as cortisone. You will need to follow the instructions of the dermatologist, in order to ensure the effectiveness of this treatment.
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Author Bio: Ella James is a passionate blogger as well as a nutrition, beauty and skin care enthusiast since 4 years. She is has contributed subjective articles to various social media platforms. Ella currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn