Here is a fun fact. If you are prone to getting zits on your face, you are equally prone to getting breakouts on your back. So, just like the zits on your face, you have to attack the zits on your back from all directions. Fortunately, there are a few tricks that can pretty easily treat your current breakouts and prevent more from coming back. Here are easy steps to getting rid of your bacne, so you can go back to worrying about bigger problems.
1. Up Your Sports Bra Game
Yes, your sports bra can give you the much-needed support but they can also trap bacteria, oil, and sweat to your skin and clog your pores. Plus, friction from a tight bra can be one of the major causes of bacne. So wash your sports bra every time you break a sweat to prevent those black spots. Also, ensure that you wear a breathable, antimicrobial sports bra to kill the odour and break-out causing bacteria. You can also treat pimples the natural way with herbs.
2. Don't Over Exfoliate Your Back
Do you regularly scrub your back in the shower? If yes, you further deteriorating your skin. Over exfoliating your back can sometimes open the pores and cause scars, or even worse, skin rashes. When you are scrubbing your back, use a long-handled brush to remove pore-clogging dead cells. Use a brush with silicone bristle that will be gentle on your already compromised skin. However, don't scrub your back more than two times a week.
3. Wash Your Back at the End of the Shower
Ironically enough, when you rinse your hair with nourishing hair ingredients from your shampoo and conditioner, they run down to your back and clog the pores. So as a thumb rule, wash and condition your hair first and then reach for your body wash at the very end of your shower routine to remove the residue from the hair products. Opt for a body wash with skin healing ingredients like salicylic acid and beta hydroxy acid.
4. Change Your Loofah Regularly
Rinsing your body with loofah might be your favourite activity but the loofah you use is a major breeding ground for bacteria. So toss your loofah as soon as you get a foul odour. The best idea is to buy a set and stock up on loofah so you can replace it regularly without fail. Here's what dermatologists have to say about using loofah on skin.
5. Use a Light, Water-Based Moisturiser
It might sound counter-intuitive, but if your skin is prone to acne, do not forget to moisturise. Dehydration can cause your oil glands to overproduce sebum so do your bit and apply a light, water-based moisturiser on your back.
6. Spot Treat the Acne
Just like the pimple on your face, you can spot-treat acne on your back. At the first sign of a bacne, you can potentially treat swelling and bacne with a salicylic acid lotion, which will help to prevent acne scarring. Here are some makeup tips for acne-prone skin.
As the skin on your back is thicker than your facial skin, the dark spots linger longer after the zit heals. So if you can notice a stubborn blemish, use a brightening serum to correct excess pigment.