Bounce Back: Tips for Combating Back Acne
Acne – as if it isn’t already bad enough, there’s also “bacne”, or back acne. Another area where acne commonly tends to develop, back acne is not only painful, but can also be unsightly and embarrassing to live with. Read on for tips on how to combat back acne so you can step out in confidence.
1. Observe good hygiene
Letting sweat and dirt build up on your skin after a workout can clog up the pores on your back, aggravating back acne. Shower as soon as you can after a workout to get rid of sweat and bacteria before they can get into your pores. Also choose a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser so that your skin does not get irritated.
2. Keep your hair off your back
If you have long hair, it may be adding oil and dirt to the skin on your back, worsening acne breakouts. Make sure that you wash your hair regularly and tie it up, especially if you are exercising.
3. Avoid tight clothing
Tight-fitting gym wear can trap sweat on your back, blocking pores. If you have back acne, consider wearing loose-fitting clothing where possible to avoid irritation to areas of the skin with acne.
4. Stay out of the sun
Overexposure to UV rays may trigger the skin to secrete more sebum, which contributes to back acne. Moreover, UV-damaged skin is also more prone to acne due to weakened skin barrier functions.
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