Acne on your back, or “bacne,” can be incredibly embarrassing and lower confidence in many who experience it. Fortunately, it’s not something you’ll have to live with forever, and with a little diligence, you’ll be able to clear up back acne for good! Our Colorado dermatology specialists have put together some treatment tips to help clear up your back and prevent new whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts from forming on it in the future.
Topical antibiotics: Washing your back with a specialized body gel or wash daily is the first step to clearing up your skin. You’ll want something that contains Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which are meant to help kill acne-causing bacteria.
Wear breathable clothing: Wearing clothing that is too tight can quickly contribute to zits popping up on your skin. Whether you’re exercising or going about your day, the wrong fabrics can do much harm to the condition of your skin. Opt for breathable materials, such as cotton, to keep your skin fresh and comfortable.
Exfoliate your back: Once or twice a week, use an exfoliator or scrub containing little beads to remove the dead skin cells from your body. Another tip when showering is to rinse your hair upside down. This prevents the shampoo and conditioner from running down your back, which can irritate your skin and cause even more bumps and pimples.
Our skin can inform us about a variety of conditions developing in our body. Continuing with our list of common skin symptoms and what they can mean, below are three more forms of skin irritations that can occur.
Bumps: Bumps on the skin can be a variety of shapes and sizes and signal a couple of different things. Acne is the most common of these bumps that affect the skin and is caused by excess dirt and oil that builds up in the pores. Allergies can also cause bumps on the skin and can be red, patchy, swollen, scaly, or itchy and anywhere on the body.
Discoloration: Many things can cause skin discoloration. Psoriasis, for example, is an inflammatory skin condition that produces discolored, dry patches all over the body. Another skin condition called Vitiligo causes the cells to cease pigment production, resulting in white patches of skin. Opposite of Vitiligo, Melasma causes the skin to become darker than usual and most often occurs in pregnant women or those taking hormone-related drugs.
Dry Patches: Though many dry patches are just a simple case of dry skin, they can also signal something more severe. A common symptom of Psoriasis, dry patches can pop up anywhere on the body and be red, silver, white, or pink. Dry, scaly patches that are an odd texture or color could also be a sign of skin cancer and if you notice these symptoms, have yourself checked immediately.
At Colorado Skin Care, our dermatologist in Denver will help you diagnose and treat any skin concern you may be having. Please schedule an appointment with us today by calling (303) 740-4883.
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