The causes that produce acne on the back are very diverse: the skin generates excess oil, accumulation of dead cells, bacteria and dirt that we absorb through exposure to contaminated environments throughout the day, until the annoying pimples or pimples are originated.

How to get an acne free back?

In general, pimples on the back are more painful than those that occur on the face, and also more difficult to remove. It affects both men and women, and unlike facial acne, age does not influence, since we can suffer it at any time.

Be very careful when cleaning the skin on the back 

In your daily baths it is recommended that you pay close attention to your back and how you can give it a good cleaning. Conventional sponges are not always the best option, they tend to accumulate bacteria that are harmful to the health of the skin. Natural sponges are also recommended , where we can apply scrubs.

Always use soaps that are mild and have antibacterial properties, which remove sweat, dirt, and excess sebum. Especially after having had intense exercise sessions. It is recommended that you do not use scented soaps, as it is better to be neutral. 

Exfoliation is key to a cleaner back

We must exfoliate the back at least once a week to remove dead cells.

An ideal cream for exfoliating the skin is natural yogurt with lemon. Yogurt contains lactic acid, and if we add a natural astringent like lemon juice, we will eliminate much more fat and impurities. To do this we mix 1/2 cup of nonfat plain yogurt, three tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of flour. We mix everything well and apply it on the dry skin of the back and leave it as a mask for 15 minutes. Then, we remove it with a warm bath.

Another fact is that we can use salt or brown sugar to exfoliate. The salt should be marine, which we can apply on an exfoliating mitt or a washcloth. Then, we perform gentle back massages, especially where you have pimples or pimples.

Tea tree oil, honey, or lemon

Tea tree oil is one of the most effective natural antiseptics to fight acne . You can find it in natural stores and also in pharmacies. It is pale yellow in color and its smell is very characteristic. It works to reduce blemishes and burns , but it will also help us treat acne. You just have to soak a cotton ball with water and drop a drop of tea tree oil, and apply it where you have pimples, pimples or marks. You will see how they disappear effectively.

Another solution to this problem is lemon juice . It is the most effective in those cases where acne leaves spots on the skin . Also when the sun causes unwanted effects on those old scars on our pimples. Lemon is a very effective remedy but we must be careful, it is best to apply it at night, where we have acne marks. Avoiding the sun when you apply it.

The honey is also good partner in those moments when, suddenly, we get a mud or pimple somewhere in the back . You can apply it for 10 minutes to the affected area, then you take a bath and then you apply aloe vera (aloe vera) as it is a natural moisturizer and at the same time a healing.

General tips for maintaining a clean back without acne

Acne on the body usually appears on the back and chest, it is there where the sebaceous glands are most active and the pores tend to become clogged with dead cells. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not wear clothes that are very close to the body , this will allow the skin to perspire.

Whenever you have sweated a lot, after exercising, shower immediately and apply an exfoliation, as indicated above.

A good diet is essential to avoid acne breakouts. You should increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially those foods that contain vitamin B, as it helps reduce inflammation and heal wounds.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay hydrated, as this helps us get rid of toxins that accumulate in the body.

Avoid greasy foods, as well as dairy, as they contain a lot of fat and this causes clogging of the pores.

If you have major complications and acne breakouts on the back are very large, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist to evaluate the condition and to find an ideal treatment, especially to prevent them from reappearing.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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