Treating back acne does not have to be a lifelong challenge; however, many people tend to suffer with back acne for at least 5 years without finding the right treatment.
Back acne is more challenging to treat than acne that is located in and around the face and hairline. Much of this is due to the clothes we wear and the sweat and dirt that builds up that clogs your pores.
Depending on the severity of your back acne, you may have tried over-the-counter products and medical procedures to get rid of your acne, noticing that all too often, pimples continue to return.
What Do You Do to Get Rid of Back Acne Forever?
1. Back Acne Prevention
- Wash with warm water after sweating
- Apply a gentle soap to the affected area
- Avoid products that irritate your skin
- Scrubbing acne spreads bacteria
- NEVER pop, pick, or squeeze or risk scarring and additional breakouts
- Avoid lengthy exposure to the UVA/UVB rays (sun, tanning beds)
- Wash your bed sheets weekly
2. Back Acne Treatment
There are several treatment options available to help people get rid of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples on their back.
- Prescription medication
- Powders and Creams
- Medical procedures
According to Dr. Samantha Haversham, MD, PhD, "While many of the patients we've treated have tried more than one type of treatment, the back acne treatment that has provided the longest lasting results of skin clarity has been the Back Acne Treatment by Powderma. It is a natural acne product that does not have many of the side-effects that prescription medications contain, and so we recommend it first to our patients."
3. Maintaining Acne Free Skin
Maintaining healthy, acne free skin can be challenging and time consuming, which is why acne is a leading problem amongst teens and adults alike. However, making specific, easy to maintain changes to your habits and routines can alter the way you look and feel in a very positive way.
- Use sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun is one of the most important ways to take care of your skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sunscreen also helps keeps your skin moisturized.
- Treat your skin gently. Hot water, long showers and strong soaps will strip your skin of its natural oils that keep your skin healthy and also increase production of acne causing sebum. Gentle cleansers like witch hazel clean and can moisturize your skin.
- Eat a Healthy Diet. Drink plenty of water and limit eating foods that come from a box or can. Healthy foods such as fish (lean protein), whole grains and vegetables provide your body with the right balance of nutrients for acne free skin.
- Manage Stress. It is almost impossible to remove all stress from your life; however, stress can lead to acne, so it is important to reflect on the areas of your life that cause extreme stress. Is it your schedule, people at home or at work, or you not getting enough sleep that's making you stressed? By working on one area at a time, you will notice dramatic changes, your muscles and mind will relax and you will be able to focus on happier moments in life.