Clear Your Back Acne with these Natural Treatments
Avoid harmful chemicals - Use natural treatments to get rid of back acne forever
Back acne can be just as big of an embarrassment and an annoyance as facial acne. If you're tired of being embarrassed every time you take off your shirt but don't want to resort to harsh chemicals or potent antibiotics, try these natural treatments for your back acne to clear it up once and for all.
The first step is to make sure you are getting your back clean. This can be done very easily with a back scrubber that lets you reach your entire back while you are bathing.
If you suffer from back acne, it's always a good idea to wear loose clothing. Avoid tight shirts and tops made from synthetic fabrics. These fabrics do not "breathe" like a natural fabric like cotton does. Be particularly careful of this when choosing workout clothes. With increased sweating and tight workout clothing, the situation gets aggravated and causes more breaking out of your back acne.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, germicidal and fungicidal agent. By applying tea tree oil directly to the breakouts, you can kill the bacteria that cause breakouts.
Buy a quality tea tree oil product and use the oil straight from the bottle or use a soap that contains the oil and use it on your entire body when showering. Rub the tea tree oil soap on a back scrubber to be sure and reach all areas of your back and cleanse it properly.
Many times natural supplements can help just as much as harsh chemicals found in acne products and strong antibiotics that your dermatologist will prescribe. Brewer's yeast, potassium, magnesium and zinc can help get your body back in balance and clear up any hormonal problems that may be causing your back acne breakouts.
An astringent is used to dry up the excess oil, tighten your pores, and have a soothing, cooling affect on your skin.
Witch hazel is a natural astringent that can help dry up the excess oil on your back. By decreasing the amount of oil, your breakouts will decrease dramatically.
Another natural astringent is natural apple cider vinegar. This vinegar isn't the vinegar you buy at your grocery store which has been heavily processed and the healthy properties have been removed. Buy natural apple cider vinegar at your local health food store and use it as an astringent.
Start out with a mixture of three parts water and one part vinegar. Apply this twice a day for the first week. Next try a half and half mixture and if the vinegar doesn't cause any irritation after a week, try straight vinegar.
These natural treatments are not only effective, they are very inexpensive. Start trying one or a combination of these treatments today for a natural cure to your back acne.