Bacne 101: What You Need to Know About Back Acne
So, you love wearing strapless and backless dresses. You have lots of tank tops, too! But the thing is, you get so stressed whenever you wear them. Why? Well, you need to spend a lot of time applying makeup on your shoulders and back. Oh, that back acne! It is such an eyesore and it ruins your overall getup! So of course, you want to get rid of it. You feel really tired of having to apply makeup on your back to cover them up. But no, you don’t want to say goodbye to your favorite dresses. What do you do now? Those bumps seem so stubborn!
What Causes Bacne?
Technically, it is called folliculitis. It is a condition that occurs when hair follicles become infected. It is a little different from facial acne, although they look the same. For this, you may notice that some people get acne on their faces but don’t have any single bump on their backs; and vice versa. Below are the common causes of bacne:
• Summer time
Here’s a fact: Your body sweats more and produces more oil during summer. Well, oil plus sweat on the back equals bacne! Moreover, sunscreen products can also cause breakouts, and you apply more of them during summer.
• Some products and clothes
Sunscreen, conditioner, body cream, etc. – these products can clog pores; hence the acne. Meanwhile, tight-fitting clothes can irritate and infect the hair follicles.
So, what does this suppose to mean? Well, let’s say you take a bath regularly. But are you sure you’re doing it the right way? Most people don’t pay much attention to their backs because they’re not easy to reach.
• Poor diet
Do you love burgers and dairy products? Sure, you can eat them; but do it moderately. Too much consumption of these foods can cause the appearance of those unwanted bumps.
Do your parents have bacne? If so, then you are most likely to have it, too.
How do You Get Rid of It?
In reference to the abovementioned causes of bacne, here are some things you can do to banish it:
• Apply skin products that are quick to dry, and avoid leaving conditioner residues on your back.
• Don’t wear tight-fitting clothes (like sports bra and gym shirts) for too long, or immediately take a shower after workouts.
• Don’t forget to properly wash and exfoliate your back.
• Get around your genes by trying certain products – over-the-counter salicylic acid wash or oral antibiotic (with prescription).
• Eat a balanced diet.
Now, you know! Keep these things in mind and say goodbye to back acne! You won’t have to apply makeup on your back, too! And yes, you can wear all those pretty dresses without having to be stressed. Apart from being an eyesore, acne can lower you self-esteem. For this, you need to act quickly. Learn more, and apply more tips. Don’t let those bumps ruin your confidence and completely rob that healthy glow from your skin. Take care of your back in the same way that you do for your beautiful face.