Acne can trouble you in many forms. And the most common form of attack is facial acne. But there have been cases where people have suffered due to acne on their back too. This form of acne is a less visible form. Back acne is more painful than acne on any other body part. Therefore, it becomes all the more important for you to get rid of those ugly, painful boils as soon as possible.
There are several reasons for outbursts of acne on the back. The common cause is the hyper activity of the oil glands that are present all over your body. Oil glands are known to be very active around your facial area. Your back has a few numbers of oil glands as compared to your face. But there are times when these few oil glands become over-active and start producing excessive oil. Excessive oil produces bacterial activity in the skin, leading to acne. Besides this, when there is excessive oil production, the pores on your skin get clogged. Thus your skin is not able to breathe freely, thus leaving open grounds for acne problem.
The other common reason for acne appearing on the back is the use of clothes that are made of synthetic fibers like nylon and lycra. These clothes are made of such fabrics that do not allow sweat to evaporate easily. Thereby, there is created open breeding grounds for the numerous bacteria’s that are known to create acne menace. Besides, wearing tight clothes for long durations can also aggravate your back acne problem.
After knowing the causes for back acne, now you must be anxious to know about its treatment processes. But there is one thing that I would like to mention here. Treatment of back acne is not as easy as of facial acne. The reason being, the layer of skin covering your back is very thick.
But like the said, nothing is impossible. There are several ways by which you can treat you back acne. You have two broad options at your disposable. Either use a treatment that is chemical-based or natural one. Both treatments are very effective, in their own way.
The best and the easiest way to fight back acne is to bath regularly and try to keep your back clean, as much as possible. Besides this, whenever you plan a shower, try to use bathing products that have a good amount of Salicylic Acid or Glycolic Acid. A regular and good exfoliation regime is also very helpful in treating acute acne problems.
Once you are over with your shower, take a soft, clean towel and gently wipe your body. Remember not to rub your body parts vigorously, especially those body parts that are afflicted with acne. The reason to this is that, rubbing will remove the dead skin accumulated on the body, thus clogging the pores of your skin.
Now on your dry back, apply topical ointments evenly. It is recommended that the topical ointments that you intend to use should have Benzoyl Peroxide content in them. Benzoyl Peroxide acts an antibiotic thus help you fight back bacterial growth. Now with gentle hands, rub the ointment all over your back and make sure that the medication has been totally absorbed in your back. But remember, over use of such ointments is also not very good for your skin. This can make your skin dry and itchy.
It is always advised that before following any treatment for your back acne, you consult a good dermatologist.