Introduction: What is Bacne?
Bacne, also known as acne on the back, is a type of acne that occurs on the back. It’s caused by a clogged pore or hair follicle. Bacne can result from many things, including A hair follicle clogged by dead skin cells, oil, flakes of skin, and sebum. A plug in the pore of hair follicles or pores on the skin. An excess of sebum production. Sebum can block pores and cause build-up over time. It can also be caused by genetics, hormone changes and age. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of back acne
How to Get Rid of Bacne
Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. Acne can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially on the back. Back acne can be persistent but the good news is you can get rid of it the same way you would treat facial acne but with a few tweaks.
Back Acne can be controlled by using products that unclog pores, and reduce sebum production and inflammation. For your back acne, you want to
- Alternate a gentle cleanser and a cleanser with acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide. Our Clear Fight Cleanser and Ultra Restore Cleanser are perfect for this since the back skin is tougher than facial skin. You can let active cleansers sit on the skin for 3-5 minutes for what is known as short contact therapy.
- Apply a serum or treatment that contains ingredients that control sebum and unclog pores like our Clear Fight Serum which contains salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin and unclog pores. It also contains Oleanolic Acid and Manuka Honey to soothe inflammation.
- Make sure your back is adequately moisturized with our Clear Fight Moisturizer and apply sunscreen when your back is exposed to the sun.
- Avoid rinsing dirty hair onto your back as hair products are often comedogenic (pore-clogging) and the dirt from your hair can cause further inflammation
- Make sure you are thoroughly cleansing your back during every shower.
- We also recommend soothing body mists to help calm inflammation.
- If your bacne doesn’t improve after 3-4 four months of treatment, you may need to see a dermatologist for further investigation.