Back acne, now often referred to as ‘bacne’.
Like all acne, bacne can take on several forms – as blackheads, papules (pimples), and painful cysts and pustules which form deep in the layers of skin.
Back and body acne can occur at any time. It develops in teens when sebaceous glands overproduce sebum (oil), which can clog pores and hair follicles. This ultimately leads to acne breakouts and infestation. However, back acne, is not exclusive to teens, many adults (especially men) struggle with back and body acne.
Causes of Bacne-
The primary cause, however, tends to be from sweating, poor hygiene and lack of proper skincare.
- Sweating while working out, playing sports, or working long hours in the heat, clogs pores, trapping oil and preventing dead skin cells from shedding. This leads to acne.
- Poor hygiene and
- lack of proper skincare also contribute to back and body acne.
- Polycystic Ovarian Disease
- Seborrheic dermatitis
Many people who are acne-prone, tend to focus on treating the face, and minimize the care and attention to the rest of the body.
Avoid tight-fitting, synthetic, clothing when working out. These prevent the movement of air around the skin and trap moisture, holding it close to the skin. Choose lightweight or cotton fabrics and loose-fitting designs. These allow the skin to breathe and help wick sweat away from the body.
Shower regularly; especially immediately after a workout or anytime you have been sweating. Never allow sweat and oils to dry on the skin – that’s a perfect recipe for a breakout. Shower immediately to wash away excess oils, sweat and dead skin cells.
Use a Strong Exfoliator- Pores on shoulder and back are much larger than those in face so right amount of exfoliating can help slough off dead skin cells and leave pores clean and clear. Dry brushing also helps in back acne.
Oatmeal will combat the breakout by unclogging pores and get rid of excess oil. Apply a paste of one tablespoon of oatmeal and water to the bacne. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Repeat twice a week.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar helps to kill the bacteria over skin as well as helps to maintain the ph level on the body. To get rid of back acne now, you can mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal portion and store it in a bottle. Now you can apply the mixture with the help of cotton ball and wear a loose shirt. Allow the vinegar to dry and then wash off with warm water.
3. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is an excellent ingredient which helps to kill the bacteria and also heal the wound and scars on the skin. Due to anti bacterial and anti infection properties in Aloe Vera it makes it beneficial to be used over skin. Cut an aloe vera leaf and then scoop out the gel from it. Now apply the gel on your back and allow it to dry for few minutes. Wash off with warm water after few minutes.
4. Tea Tree oil:
Due to anti bacterial properties, tree tea oil proves to be beneficial to be used over skin. Back acne can be completely cured with tea tree oil as well as it helps to fade away the scars. You can put some drops of tree tea oil in warm water and soak your body for 20 minutes. This will help to relax your body as well as treat the back acne.
5. Witch Hazel:
It’s the tannins in witch hazel extract that make it natural and stronger to help remove excess oil from the skin.
Homeopathy in Bacne-
Homeopathy offers very safe and natural treatment for acne. Homeopathic medicines for acne work internally, in a very gentle and effective way, without any harsh external applications. Rather than suppress acne, Homeopathic medicines treat the condition at the root. These medicines are prescribed after a thorough in-depth analysis of symptoms.
It helps in the following ways:
✔️Controls the tendency to have acne (often genetic, in severe cases)
✔️Addresses underlying hormonal disturbance which gives one a proneness to have acne
✔️Reduces excessive oiliness of skin
✔️Reduces acne and tendency to scar formation.
✔️Reduces hyperpigmentation following acne
Top remedies for Bacne-
Psorinum, Hepar Sulph, Calc Sulph, Kali Brom, Antim Crud, Sulphur, Silicea, Arsenic Iodatum and many more….
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