How to Beat Back Acne

Tips for Clearing Up Back Acne Breakouts

Back acne can be some of the most severe and painful acne out there. Sure, you can hide it under a shirt but every time you move the wrong way, sit back against a chair or lay on your back in bed you're in pain. And for some reason back acne seems to scar worse than facial acne does. So what's a back acne sufferer to do? Here are some tips to help you keep your back acne under control.

Proper Skin Care Doesn't End at the Face

You know how diligent you are in caring for your facial skin? Washing and medicating twice a day and moisturizing when necessary? You should do the same for your back.

Back acne isn't necessarily caused by poor back washing, but proper skin care can help it. Wash your back twice a day and apply acne medication such as benzoyl peroxide. If your skin is drying out, make sure you moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer that's safe for acne use.

And watch those bath products! A bubble bath is great, but not if it's going to cause breakouts. Look at the ingredients in any bath products you use. They might be making your back acne worse.

Watch that Clothing

If you wear clothing that irritates your skin or doesn't let it breathe, it's going to aggravate your back acne. Make sure you wear loose-fitting clothes that let air circulate. It will help keep your back acne at bay.

And when it comes to back acne, accessories matter too. Backpacks can actually wreak havoc on a back acne condition. If you've been having back acne breakouts, switch to a hand held bag instead. You'll be surprised at the difference it can make.

By properly caring for the skin on your back and paying careful attention to your wardrobe, you can keep back acne breakouts at a minimum.

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