How to treat back acne
Skin conditions can be emotionally draining on the person suffering from it, many fall into a state of depression as they do not respond to treatment. Like anything in life, prevention is better than cure.
Acne first shows its nasty face at puberty, when the hormones begin raging. As a result, the sebaceous glands begin to work over time. During puberty acne first begins to make its appearance on the face and sometimes on the back.
It is important to note that acne as a skin condition can affect teenagers but many adults too suffer from late onset.
Acne is a problem, whether it appears on your face or back.
So, what is acne? Simply put, acne is when the hair follicles become clogged up due to excess oil and dead skin. Unfortunately unlike like acne that appears on your face, back acne can be a little more difficult to treat. The pores on your back are much larger in size, therefore clogging of these pores are very easy.
Face acne can also be seen and treated, however back acne is in an area which can not easily be reached, making treatment a little more difficult.
How to treat back acne?
- Use a ph balanced body wash.
- Shower regularly and immediately after gym. If you allow the sweat to sit on your skin for too long, the bacteria could cause acne.
- Use a body scrub and exfoliate your body at least once a week.
- Scrub your back daily, this may seem like common knowledge, however the back is a hard to reach area, therefore many may not spend time scrubbing.
- Book a back facial monthly, a good steam will open up the pores and unclog the pores.
- Avoid garments that irritate the skin.
It is important to remember that back acne is treatable and if your skin is not responding to home treatments then it is important to seek medical advice.
There are also many natural remedies that can be tried too.