Acne is a skin disease which usually affects the face but there are other anatomical areas of your skin which you can be proned to get acne as well like back and chest. Back acne is more complex than facial acne due to the fact that your back surface area is larger. Having acne on your back might not be a too painful experience for some as the back is hidden when you’re wearing clothes but nevertheless, can be frustrating incase you’re a guy and you have to remove your clothes when going to the beach and swim. But having an acne-ridden back is not a pleasant experience, why hiding your skin when you can find solutions to treat it. One thing to remember is that solutions that work for facial acne can also be applied to back acne. Here are a few tips about how to get rid of acne on your back:
Take showers regularly
Cleaning your body is important to remove any impurities and bacteria that can be on your skin. If you’re the typical active person who sweat a lot, it’s crucial to take regular showers. Sweating a lot on the back is quite common and showering will leave the skin clean from dirt and perspiration.
Use natural soaps
There are many soaps on the market but not all soaps can be good for your skin when treating back acne specially. Most commercial soaps will leave your skin dry and having an unmoisturized skin can make you proned to acne. Soaps having natural ingredients are recommended for instance hand-made glycerin soaps which contain aloe vera and green tea extract or oils such as olive oil, hemp seed oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, avocado, hazelnut, emu, sunflower and sweet almond. These type of soaps usually don’t contain harmful chemicals or toxins and are less likely to cause skin irritation and they keep the skin moisturized due to their hygroscopic properties. Ideal for people with sensitive skin as well. Hand-made glycerin soaps are generally more expensive though and are considered hypoallergenic. As far as possible, go with hand-made glycerin soaps without any fragrance or harsh detergents as the latter are additives which can irritate the skin for some people. Some people have great results with the original Neutrogena glycerin soap.
Drink more water
This might sound trivial but did you know that you can lessen your acne by a large extent simply by drinking water. I am not talking about only 1 glass per day but 8-10 glasses everyday. And if you are active in exercising, you might need more. Water is life and it’s true because water is beneficial for the body in many ways you can imagine. It promotes good health internally as well as externally. Getting adequate amount of water will flush out toxins and impurities from your body which are the bacteria that can trigger acne breakouts.
Stress is not directly related to acne but the effects of stress are. Stress causes more hormone production in your body resulting in oilier skins. Overproduction of oil by your skin sebaceous glands can cause acne to erupt. Try to relax by doing some physical activities, yoga, aerobics or practising deep breathing techniques and always get adequate amount of rest.
Some people will say that food has nothing to do with acne but from my experience, am afraid to say it has something to do with it. I did the experience of eating only healthy foods as compared to unhealthy ones and I did notice a difference. Try eating fried oily foods regularly and you will feel that your skin is starting to get acne breakouts. A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and wholegrain foods are beneficial for eradicating acne.
Swim in the ocean
Go to the beach, get some sun on your skin and back. The sun has vitamin D and is actually good for the skin. Of course overexposure to the sun isn’t good but some warmth from the sun is actually beneficial for acne. And go and swim in the ocean. The ocean’s natural sea water and sea salt is considered a great remedy to heal and prevent acne.
Now that you have some tips about how to get rid of acne on your back, start applying them today for a clean and acne-free back.