How to Prevent and Treat Back Acne (“Bacne”)?

During summer, you may suffer from back acne, you may not be ready to give up your favorite turtlenecks just yet. It's a difficult time, especially if you've found yourself looking at a cystic breakout on your back and wondering if you can wear a sweater in 70-degree weather on more than one occasion. Back acne can have a negative impact on your self-esteem, but we're here to reassure you that covering up isn't your only option.

Back acne differs from facial acne in that it's frequently cystic or nodular, which means the bumps are usually beneath the skin's surface and can be rather unpleasant. These are the types of lesions that appear to triple in size when you try to pop them and can leave a dark mark (possibly even a scar) if you squeeze them too hard. Bacne can also appear as blackheads or whiteheads on the skin. Because your back, like your face, has sebaceous (oil) glands, this is the case

The key difference is that the pores and hair follicles on your back are wider than those on your face, so a breakout is all too usual when the oil on your back mixes with dead skin cells and other microorganisms. But we can't blame our bacne problems entirely on pore size. Acne can be influenced by genetics, hormones, food, and cleanliness.

The good news is that you can avoid back acne and outbreaks by taking some precautions.

Think about changing your eating habit 

We can't modify our DNA, but for some people, dietary modifications can make a big difference. Acne and dairy consumption have been related in some research, particularly when it comes to skim milk. Dermatologists aren't sure why, but they suspect hormones and growth factors are to fault. Sugar, unfortunately for those with a sweet tooth, has been linked to acne in some people. Researchers have discovered that eating high-glycemic foods causes blood sugar surges, which can contribute to acne. If you suspect dairy or sugar as the source of your back acne, keep a food and skin journal to see if you can find a link.

Alter your showering routine

While we all enjoy a hot shower now and again, it's better to maintain the water temperature warm and use sulfate-free hair and body products to avoid upsetting your skin's natural oil production. Even when using sulfate-free products, washing and conditioning your hair before washing your body is a good rule of thumb. There will be no pore-clogging residue left behind as a result of this. If you can't bear the thought of washing your conditioner out right away, keep it off your back using a hair clip. Also, get rid of the loofah. Acne-causing bacteria thrive in this environment.

Exfoliate your back on a regular basis

Regular exfoliation benefits not only your face but also the rest of your body. Apply an exfoliating mask and scrub to your back a few minutes before jumping in the shower to really enhance your shower game. (You might want to enlist some assistance!) An enzyme and acid mask will aid in the removal of dead skin cells that clog your pores and promote a more even skin tone.

Never reuse training clothes, and change your sheets regularly

We're giving you some encouragement to make laundry day a little more routine because it's easy to overlook a pile of dirty clothing until you discover you're down to your final pair of socks. Dirt, germs, and dead skin cells are transferred to your sheets and pillows every night. So, especially if you're prone to acne, washing your linens on a regular basis can help avoid body outbreaks. To make sure you're doing everything you can to avoid back acne flare-ups, change your towels on a regular basis, and never, ever re-wear your gym clothing!

A back facial is a great way to pamper yourself!

It's challenging to keep your back clear and peaceful, especially considering it's difficult to even reach your entire back!

Exclusive back facials, often known as "bacials," with diamond microdermabrasion can help remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of back acne scars. Gentle extractions (as needed) will be performed, followed by a thorough exfoliating mask using pineapple enzymes, natural AHAs, and BHAs for beautiful skin. A tension-relieving back massage and a calming, peptide-rich oxygen mist round off the treatment. Bring it on, sleeveless tops!