Acne breakouts on back, chest, shoulders and upper arms are usually much more difficult to treat than acne on your face.
Like facial acne, the problem of Back Acne is also caused by overactive oil glands leading to clogged skin pores due accumulation of excess oil and dead skin cells.
Such body acne can become worse due to friction and pressure on skin because of wearing tight fitting clothes, athletic pads, backpacks etc.
Moreover, sweating and skin irritation due to vigorous rubbing can aggravate them. Plus, they can become red and filled with pus in case the lesions get infected.
Symptoms may also include itching and pain in case of acne cysts. Thus, it is imperative to follow proper skin care regime to avoid acne from worsening.
When severely inflamed, they tend to leave behind acne scars on back too. Although this problem is prevalent in both the genders, it is more common in males as compared to females.
When dealing with Back Acne, avoid wearing tight fitting clothes. Plus, opt for clothes prepared from light, breathable fabrics such as cotton.
As far as possible, keep your back clean and dry. In case you need to apply a moisturizer, use a light, water-based moisturizer.
Besides, carefully using loofah, brush or any scrub to exfoliate the skin
on your back regularly (without rubbing vigorously) is a highly beneficial tip on how to get rid of
Applying aloe vera juice is useful in healing Back Acne.
Using benzoyl peroxide (2.5-5%) or salicyclic acid is a popular and affordable way to get rid of Back Acne. Benzoyl peroxide helps reduce Back Acne with deep, closed comedones by fighting off bacteria. As benzoyl peroxide cream or gel tends to cause dryness, use a moisturizer with alpha hydroxyl acid afterwards. Salicyclic acid is more suitable for sensitive skin type and helps to break down skin cells faster to replace them with younger cells
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Coconut oil is AMAZING!
1.It can be used on the skin as a basic lotion ,because Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. For example:
Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows, or use it on hardened and cracked feet. The cracks in your feet will not vanish, but your feet will become softer within days if you apply coconut oil to the affected area.
2.Use it as a gentle, all natural eye-makeup remover
3.To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
4.To minimize and help prevent any stretch marks
5.As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer ( not ideal if you are very prone to acne)
6.Rubbed on lips as a fast acting, natural lip moisturizer. Perfect for chapped lips!
7.As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
8.As an exfoliant, including coconut oil as an agent with other exfoliating or grainy materials like salts and sugars can vastly improve the effects. You will successfully scrape off excess dead skin and clean out whatever substances have blocked the pores without leaving the skin feeling irritated. The natural soothing nature of the oil combines with the grainy, exfoliating material perfectly, and leaves your skin with an even color, closed pores, and a soft texture.
These are just a few of the amazing benefits of Coconut oil!
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