Oh the dreaded bacne. It’s such a pain in the neck (lol…) because it’s so hard to reach! But there’s a few things you can do to help yourself with the back problems, all of which I can tell you about.
First of all, bacne isn’t caused by one particular thing so there isn’t one thing that you can avoid. One of the things you should try to avoid though is not to pick too much. It’s alright to gently pop the whiteheads however once they scab DO NOT TOUCH THEM. This is how they scar! Also, without properly cleaning the area after you can cause bacteria to spread and produce more clogged pores.
What you’re going to want to do is give yourself facials for your back around twice a week. Clean the area and apply a mask and have a nice bath once to twice a week. Lets get going then!
To clean your back you can either be flexible or get yourself a scrub brush for your back. Just any sort of brush that’s on a handle so that you can reach your back. Instead of using a regular body soap try using a facial cleanser. You will still only need a small amount and the cleanser will help to cure the acne rather than dry out all your skin which soap will do. So scrub your back with the brush and cleanser (the brush will give you an exfoliating feel as well as a good clean.
After you cleanse your back you’re going to need to apply a mask. You can apply a facial mask of course, or make one yourself out of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 5 parts sugar, 1 part honey, and 2 parts cooled down green tea. Apple cider vinegar gently exfoliates with malic acid and helps to remove acne scars, rebalance the pH to your skin, and is a powerful detoxifier. Sugar works as a natural exfoliant, unclog pores, and moisturize the skin. The honey is a natural acne treatment which helps to soothe the skin and calm irritation. Green tea helps to calm the skin and detoxify as well. Mix all together to create a thicker consistancy mask. If you do it in teaspoons it should create enough mask to get you through 2 or 3 uses. Apply this mask along your back to purify the skin. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
Once your mask is finished throw yourself into the shower, rinse off quickly then run yourself a nice bath. Now if you didn’t read my post about baths I’m going to let you know that you should mix some Epsom salts into the bath. Epsom salts are high in magnesium which helps to regenerate and heal skin cells, and the salts help to reduce swelling and detoxify the system. Soak in the bath for 20 minutes to gain full benefits.
Make this part of your routine and you will notice your back clearing up soon! Let me know how it all goes or if you have any tricks yourself.