Our backs has numerous sebaceous glands that secrete sebum. Sebum an oil that helps skin stay lubricated. Sometimes, hormonal changes can cause the gland to produce an excess of sebum, the oil will build up dead skin cells and bacteria in the back and clog the skin. A clogged follicle eventually breaks down and forms an acne with inflammation. It can affect any body part that has oil-secreting glands or hair follicles, including your back, chest, and shoulders.
What causes back acne?
Sebum in excess increases the dead skin cells which cause acne on the back.
Dead skin cells are caught up in a follicle or a pore which creates brokage that will turn into a pimple or acne.
Sweating can make back acne worst. Take regular showers to prevent the attack of microbes or germs.
Lack of exfoliating and massaging the back to remove all the impurities in the skin. The impurities mix with the excessive oil creates skin eruptions on the back.
Poor diet that contains fried food, processed foods, or junk food, will cause skin eruptions.
Stress produces cortisol and causes excessive sebum or oil on the skin’s surface.
How to treat back acne fast?
Clean your back with a brush everyday. Once a month get a professional back scrub at a spa. During summer bring an extra shirt to change to avoid excessive sweat mixed with the oil secreted by the gland. Take shower quickly when you have a chance to avoid excess oil in your back.
Tea tree oil is fragrant essential oil with strong antibacterial properties that can clear back acne quickly. You can use shower gel with tea tree oil.
Sandalwood has antibacterial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria, exfoliate the skin, soothe sunburn, remove suntan, and reduce signs of aging. They are available in soaps and shower gels.
Himalayan epson salt is an incredibly powerful acne medication that works by cleansing the cells and killing bacteria while also promoting healthy pH levels in the skin. This ingredient is available in bath bombs and shower gels.
Follow one of these back care ingredients for few months to see if it works for your skin type.