5 Things You Should Do To Prevent ‘Bacne’ (Back Acne)

Bacne can be very annoying because of the location you find it at. You may not even know you have it in some situations resulting in you not treating it. Even if you eventually find out that you have it, trying to apply products on it may be a struggle since you would have to twist and turn in order to make sure that you’re covering your back with them.

Back acne is the result of an accumulation of dead skin cells and oil (sebum) within the pores in the skin, combined with an overgrowth of a common skin bacteria. To avoid Bacne, here are some points to consider.


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You need to avoid staying in your gym outfits after a workout session. This leaves sweat and dirt sitting on your skin. If you can, shower right after a workout session and change your outfit when done.


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Wear loose fitted clothings as tight ones may irritate your back. Tight clothes trap sweat and dirt and will rub it in your pores. Loose clothes allow your skin to breathe.


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Try to reduce the usage of oil based skincare products like moisturizers and cosmetics on your back. Instead, get products which are noncomedogenic, which means they are unlikely to clog pores.


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Try to reduce the pressure you put on your back like carrying heavy backpacks. This causes friction and sweating at your back. Acne caused because of this is referred to as acne mechanica.


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Try to keep your hair off your back. Long hair can add oil and dirt to the skin on your back which in turn causes acne outbreaks. Try to put your hair in a ponytail or buns or make sure there is top/dress between the hair and your skin so the hair isn’t directly on your skin. Also, try to avoid allowing shampoo and conditioners to run down your back since they may clog pores.

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