How To Get Rid Of Bacne

Written by Chandni GhoshOct 25, 2018
You often do it all to get rid of the zits on your face but completely ignore the acne that’s scarring your back. If you already have acne prone skin, the chances of you getting bacne are rather high. Clogged pores, wrong choice of hair products and even the lack of hygiene can all result in a severe form of bacne. Wondering how you can recover from it? Follow this guide to get rid of back acne...

Promise to exfoliate

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Promise to exfoliate  

Clogged pores and skin ridden with grime and pollution is one of the biggest causes of bacne. This is why you need to exfoliate and deep cleanse your back at least twice a week. The St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub helps remove extra oil from the skin—the deep-rooted monster behind bacne. It contains apricot that deeply purifies and improves skin texture. It also contains salicylic acid to control the oiliness leaving your skin looking visibly better after a wash. 


Avoid fitted outfits

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Shower daily 

The sweat and dirt on your back are one of the main reasons for bacne. Never skip a bath and make sure you spend a few minutes every day on your back. We suggest opting for a natural, paraben-free body wash like the St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash. This dermatologically tested body wash is gentle on your skin and made with oatmeal and shea butter. The natural ingredients soothe and calm your body while moisturising it deeply to give you fresh and soft skin. 


Don’t skip the lotion

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Use mild shampoos and conditioners 

Shampoo or conditioner residue can also add to your bacne woes. The silicone in them can clog the pores in your back and lead to acne. Switch to silicone-free products like the Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Shampoo and Conditioner. They are made with Moroccan mimosas and coconut water and are also free from parabens and dyes. With the sweet scent of coconut and mimosa, they are made with all-natural and ethically sourced ingredients that will neither harm your hair nor your skin. 


Opt for a sea salt bath

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Treat dandruff 

Dandruff is one of the most common reasons for acne on the forehead, shoulders and back. If you’re struggling with dandruff, chances are you also have back acne, as excess oil from the scalp transfer to your back through your hair and clog pores. Medicated shampoos like the Dove Anti Dandruff Solutions Shampoo, which is formulated using a micro-moisture serum should be your go-to. It hydrates your locks while soothing your itchy scalp. Regularly using this shampoo will keep your hair free of dandruff and will help prevent hair fall as well as bacne.  


Wipe with a soft cloth after a shower

Wipe with a soft cloth after a shower

Don't skip the lotion  

When you dehydrate your skin by skipping a lotion, your sebaceous glands start producing excess oil leading to further acne. This is why you need to rely on a mild lotion with the right acne-fighting ingredients like the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh Lotion. It has a non-sticky formula that contains pure aloe to soothe your back and Vaseline jelly that deeply moisturises the skin and aids the natural healing process. 

Keep your hair up 

Did you know that your lovely, flowing tresses could be contributing to the irritating bacne? The oil and dirt from your hair rub onto your back. So, it is advised to always keep your hair clean and away from your back as much as possible. You can tie them up in a high ponytail or gather them in a bun particularly when you’re travelling.  

Chandni Ghosh

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