10 Tips to Treat & Prevent Acne & Bacne

We have compiled the list of top 10 tips to help you get rid of acne & bacne.

While back and body acne breakouts can cause unnecessary stress, they are treatable.

You may even be able to prevent future breakouts by treating your skin properly.

Here are 10 life-hacks to get rid of pimples fast.

Tip #1: Change Your Diet For Healthier Skin

One of the most important acne causing triggers you have in your life is your diet. There are some foods known to cause acne and back acne, such as those that are greasy or have a high glycemic index. Be sure to cut out foods you know trigger your acne breakouts. For me, I know that if I eat a slice of pepperoni pizza, I am guaranteed to get a new Pimple Friend the next day. Pay attention and learn your acne triggers.

Help your skin heal by introducing foods that are more natural and have a low glycemic index. For those of you not familiar with what that means. Glycemic Index (GI) is the measure of carbohydrates in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Still not making sense, don't worry.

An easy way to think about it is:

  • GOOD: Fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as beans and nuts have a low glycemic index and are great for long-lasting energy
  • BAD: Processed foods like corn chips, instant oatmeal, white rice, soda and more, cause short spikes of blood sugar and leave you wanting more
Foods with a high glycemic index cause spikes in blood sugar and cause an increase oil-producing hormones. You'll never guess what happens next...


Tip #2: Get Physical to Reduce Stress Acne

Acne itself causes high levels of stress. These high levels of stress will in turn, cause an increase in your body's cortisol levels and can trigger an acne or back acne breakout. 

Reducing your stress reduces the chemical responses in your body that produce cortisol, and in-turn, will help you on your path to an acne-free complexion. To help, get involved in physical activities. Running, meditation, yoga and yes, sex, can and probably will get you to stop thinking about whatever it is that causing you stress. So get active, be happy, and reduce your cortisol levels so you can get that great complexion.   


Tip #3: Don’t Touch Your Back, Body or Face

A question that we often get asked is, "Can touching your face and back cause acne?" The answer is a resounding, YES!

With everything we touch during the day, it is vital to keep your hands clean and that bacteria off your back and face. An overlooked step in caring for your skin is washing your hands before you wash your face and body.

Also, to reduce the chances of acne and back acne scarring, do not pop your pimples or pick at your blemishes. Popping pimples will spread acne causing bacteria that you are trying to fight. Wash your face and back with a gentle cleanser and use the Back Acne Treatment by Powderma to soak up oil and kill acne causing bacteria. If you have found you are touching your face and body a lot and can't wash your skin, try our Travel Size Mineral Powder Foundation that will actively kill the bacteria on your skin and soak up the oils from your hands. This can also be used as a spot treatment if you are fighting a breakout.


Tip #4: Limit Sun Exposure to Help Acne and Back Acne

No one can stay out of the sun completely, but you will want to make sure you limit it. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause darker pigmentation as well as redness and skin inflammation.

If you are going to be in the sun for a while, you will want to wear a hat and/or apply a zinc based sunscreen. There are even sunscreens that are approved for use on the face if you suffer from facial acne. Limiting sun exposure can get rid of pimples and keep future blemishes at bay. It will also help you avoid wrinkles over time.


Tip #5: Use Makeup Sparingly

Makeup is notorious for clogging pores which will lead to a breakout. Instead of using more makeup to cover acne, try to limit your makeup use and do not wear it every day. If your skin is not able to breathe, bacteria will build up, causing pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.

Also, clean your makeup brushes often. Disposable foam applicators can help immensely. When trying to look for ways to get rid of acne quickly, limiting makeup use is vital. (Looking for a light foundation if you’re dealing with a breakout? Try our non comedogenic acne products. They blend with your natural skin tone, treating and reducing the appearance of acne.


Tip #6: Keep Surfaces Clean (Phone, Bed Linens, etc.)

There are surfaces you put on or near your face every day that if not tended to, will end up causing acne breakouts. Disinfect your cell phone and wash your pillowcase and bed sheets regularly so you aren’t transferring harmful bacteria to your back or face. These quick fixes will help clear up your back and body acne, as well as make sleeping more enjoyable with the fresh scent of clean sheets.


Tip #7: Stay Away from Harmful Beauty Products

With so many "beauty" products on the market, as well as many of the home remedies for acne that strangers claims will work, you will want to be cautious about what you actually use.

Stay away from back acne treatment products that may clog your pores or contain concentrations of salicylic acid. Over exposure can harm your skin. Many of these "acne treatments" may do more harm than good.


Tip #8: Check Your Hair Care Products

When using hair care products, make sure they are not full of fragrances, parabens, added oils, and will not clog your pores. Most hair gels and pomades will cause acne breakouts around the hairline on your face and back. This is especially true if you have longer hair.

Using a gentle shampoo and conditioner can rid your hair of oils that can transfer to your face. This is important if you have oily skin and is one of the easy ways to get rid of back acne.


Tip #9: Wash Your Face To Eliminate Bacteria

Keeping your back, body and face clear of bacteria is one of the most important steps in getting rid of acne and back acne. Wash your face at one to two times a day with a very gentle cleanser, but never more than twice. With back acne, it is best to take a shower once a day until you notice your blemishes beginning to heal. For the best results and fastest healing times, apply the Back Acne Treatment by Powderma directly after you have completely dried off from your shower. If you are still in the shower, you can easily wash away any small amount of the powder that happens to fall from the brush. This is natural when applying.

If you have sensitive skin, look for a face and body wash specifically formulated for sensitive skin. They are gentler on the skin and will help reduce dryness. Additionally, if you are out, the travel size Mineral Powder Foundation is great for keeping the bacteria from spreading and can be used as an acne spot treatment.


Tip #10: Use a Lightweight Moisturizer For Healthy Skin

Comedogenic moisturizers will clog your pores. Be sure to find a non-comedogenic moisturizer that can help replenish your skins' hydration level after treating your face and back for acne. Washes can strip your skin of essential oils that balance your skin's pH levels, so adding a lightweight moisturizer is important. There are moisturizers made for oily skin so you do not add to the problem. Be sure to pick out a moisturizer made for your skin type. Check out this helpful article, The 18 Best Face Moisturizers of All Time, According to Allure Editors.


Thanks for Reading the 10 Tips for Treating Acne!

You can enjoy a clear complexion without damaging your skin by following these 10 Tips. It’s important to use the right skincare products for you and get into a routine when you are trying to get rid of acne. Powderma can add a powerful punch to the tips above and is one of the best ways to get rid of acne for good. 

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