Zits, of any form, sucks. The good thing is when they start popping up on your face, you can just easily dab concealer on it, but it’s an entirely different story when they start invading your back. Don’t feel too stressed out though, as there are still some things you can do to battle your bacne problems.
- Minimize Your Sun Exposure. The idea that the sun dries out and heals acne is just a myth. Sure, it can temporarily conceal the redness of the zit, but it’ll actually make your acne worse. In fact, getting a tan will kill the outer layer of your skin, and result to clogged pores that’ll lead to even more breakouts. So keep your back protected by minimizing your sun exposure and by slathering some SPF.
- Apply Facial Sunscreen. Although most sunscreens for the face are free from pore-clogging ingredients, there are still those that are designed for body use that fail to carry the same breakout-preventing ingredients. So if you’re prone to bacne, opt for a sunscreen that’s designed for facial use on your body. Yes, this may seem an expensive solution, but it will surely reduce your back breakouts significantly.
- Shower Immediately After Hitting the Gym. While it’s tempting to ditch the shower in your gym and wait until you get home, experts advise that you do the opposite. The sweat residue from your gym clothes is what awakens the acne-causing bacteria, thereby causing bacne breakout. A good and simple way is to have a quick shower right after working out to remove all the sweat and dirt before it starts clogging your pores.
- Invest in a Good Body Scrub. A body scrub is one of the in-shower must-haves for all skin types, especially if you’re suffering from body acne. It is essential to encourage skin renewal while refreshing and resurfacing your skin cells. Opt for a gentle scrub to softly unblock your pores and exfoliate your skin.
- Wash Your Back Last. We’re all guilty of this—not being particular about the order of your shower routine. If you suffer from back breakouts, it’s important that you wash your back last. Once you’re done shampooing and conditioning your hair, pull your strands over your shoulder and wash your back to clear out hair product residue and clear the skin from dirt and bacteria.
Bacne problems can be very frustrating, but with these simple tricks, you can now easily get rid of your back breakouts and feel sexy and flawless wearing your low-back summer outfits.