Have you ever reached behind you to scratch your back and all of a sudden you feel a surge of pain? Then you realize, “oh, that was a pimple that I just scratched off.” HA. Yes, that has happened way too many times for some of us (ahem, one of us this morning in the office). We can understand how frustrating bacne can be. Luckily, we have some tips to get rid of those pimples!
Because, let's be honest, we just want our pimples gone for good (wherever they’re located on our skin!). 😤
How Bacne Forms
First, it's always good to know the how and why! Back acne can form pretty much the same way a pimple would form on the face. A mix of factors like an accumulation of excess oil, bacteria, dead skin cells can cause buildup to happen. Then, ta-da✨ a pimple is formed.
How to Get Rid of Bacne
This can mean a few different things. For example, if you wear tight or fitted shirts often, if you carry a backpack, if you wear certain sports gear, or if you're doing a mat workout on your back! Small things that cause friction can aggravate the skin and contribute to bacne. So always make sure you shower and/or changing into clean clothes after working out! Just take note on the amount of pressure/friction you're putting on your back.
Use a BHA shower gel
Exfoliating the area is super important! Using a shower gel that contains BHA or AHA will help slough off dead skin cells that clog pores. BHA works at a deeper level that AHA, so we like to focus more on BHA when we are dealing with breakouts. Learn more about exfoliators here in this blog!
Apply body cream right after you shower
After exfoliating and showering, you want to always ALWAYS nourish your skin after! The key is to make sure the body cream you’re using isn’t clogging your pores. Find a gentle but moisturizing body cream or lotion to keep your skin barrier happy and comfortable (because overly dry skin can also cause breakouts!). Look for ingredients like Ceramides to moisturize and calm! ;D
Now, if you’re dealing with acne scars from bacne, then check out this blog about dealing with hyperpigmentation!
If you're dealing with very few breakouts and need a quick fix, then apply a pimple patch! Those can help extract the gunk and also heal the pimple faster! Read more about pimple patches here!
We hope those tips help you! Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check out our TikTok for more quick tips!
The FaceTory Team