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Acne On The Back: Why Does It Appear And How To Fix The Problem?

Date September 14, 2018

Nowadays, acne is one of the most common skin problems. Most of us had pimples on the face and body during puberty, but some people suffer from them in adulthood.

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If acne is not treated, it can leave scars or dark spots on the skin for a long time even after you eliminate the problem. Pimples can appear on the face, neck and décolletage, as well as on the back. Now, you will learn what causes the appearance of this common problem as well as how to prevent it.

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Why do pimples appear on the back?

The main reasons for the appearance of acne in this area include:

  • blockage of follicles due to poor hygiene;
  • a hormonal imbalance, which facilitates excessive production of sebum;
  • tight clothes, especially made of a material that doesn’t allow air to pass through;
  • changes in the hormonal background during menstruation and pregnancy;

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  • you don’t change sheets often enough. They absorb sebum and dirt providing an ideal environment for bacteria;
  • you often carry backpacks, bags over your shoulder and other things that come in contact with your back. Constant friction can cause skin irritation.

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How to get rid of acne on the back?

In most cases, minor changes in the lifestyle will help to eliminate the problem. Here are some tips and products that will help cure acne on the back:

  • peeling. Use scrubs containing salicylic acid to help remove excess dirt and sebum from the skin;
  • tea tree oil. This product is part of many lotions, creams and other cosmetic products, and it effectively fights bacteria;
  • take a shower after each workout. Don’t let sweat and dirt stay on your skin for long;

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  • wear loose clothes. Avoid wearing anything tight, which can absorb dirt and sweat and rub it into the pores;
  • before a workout, gather the hair in a ponytail. Also, don’t allow shampoo or conditioner to flow down your back with sweat removed from your hair;
  • proper nutrition. Products such as white bread, rice, and potatoes raise the blood sugar level, which can aggravate the problem. Add more vegetables, fruit, and whole grains cereals in your diet.

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How to prevent the appearance of pimples on the back?

Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of this problem:

  • use delicate cosmetic shower products without large particles;
  • avoid products that can irritate the skin;
  • don’t rub or scratch the affected parts of the body;
  • don’t pop pimples, as it can spread them and leave scars;
  • if you have problem skin, avoid solariums and long exposure to the sun.

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Have you had this problem? Do you have your own methods of dealing with acne on the back? Tell us about them in the comments!

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