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How to Get Rid of Back Acne

Woman in forest wearing a backless dressAcne 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 fabrics, 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.

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