Back acne can be really embarrassing. It can make you super self-conscious when wearing dresses or shirts with an open back or even swim suits. During the winter you can hide that back acne easily, but not so much during the summer! You may feel like back acne is only for prepubescent boys who have yet to master the art of showering, but that just isn’t so! Here are a few ways you can beat back acne.
- Keep your back as clean as your face: Or at least try to! We keep our faces nice and lathered up, but we barely splash soap on our backs in the shower! Backs are so hard to reach, and so much gunk like hair products and sweat accumulates on them. The best solution is to use a long handled loofah to scrub that back.
- Don’t treat your back and face the same: You can scrub to your heart’s content on your back, whereas you need to be gentle with your face. The skin on your back is tougher, so it can take some major exfoliation.
- The golden rule= exfoliation: Again, since your back doesn’t get the cleaning attention it deserves, a lot of gunk can accumulate on it. Don’t be afraid to use a heavy duty exfoliant! Look for products that have ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid.
Just remember, when you keep your back clean and exfoliated, it will keep that sucker acne free! Also, don’t forget to moisturize!