Bacne or Backne is acne that appears on your back, this post is about how to prevent it and get rid of it if you already have it.
Most often bacne happens because of a moist environment, that’s why showering after vigorous activity is a daily ritual you must do to heal and prevent it. Here are a few steps you can follow to get rid of bacne and make sure it doesn’t return.
-make it a daily habit to wash your back with soap and water to prevent new bacne.
-use a bodywash specially formulated for acne. Some are gentle enough to be used daily.
Here’s a couple ones I like, Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, Pink Grapefruit ($7.99 at drugstores) , Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash($17.99 pack of three amazon.com).
– Perspiration is the perfect aid in bacne showing up, battle it by showering after any physical activity.
-exfoliate with an abrasive sponge or loofah once a week to get rid of any dead layers of skin or dirt/ bacteria within your pores.
-if you have a severe case of bacne consult your dermatologist to get a prescription with benzoyl peroxide in it.
-don’t pick or pop zits as this will cause the spread of bacne causing bacteria and sometimes scarring.
-avoid eating too much grease since the oil attracts germ causing bacteria to infect your pores and cause acne.
-moisturize with an oil-free lotion such as Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer ($6.49 at drugstores).
There’s a few tips to follow and products you can purchase. You can test various products and see which work best for you.
Two homemade recipes to clear up bacne naturally.
Just a couple natural options you can try and see which work best!
Squeeze one grapefruit into a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt.
Massage into the affected areas, then pat dry.
Use this as a scrub once a week to get rid of acne-causing bacteria.
Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Use cotton or a q-tip to soak up some juice and apply it over the affected area.Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. If you feel the lemon solution is too strong dilute it with water or leave it on for ten minutes rather than overnight.
There’s no excuses now, all you have to do is remember the number one rule; good hygiene will keep bacne at bay.