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All you need to know about Back Acne (Bacne): causes, prevention and care

What are Back acne
Posted date on Mar 30, 2023

If you're reading this, chances are you or someone you know may be struggling with back acne. Don't worry, you're not alone! Back acne, or "bacne" as it's commonly called, is a common skin condition. It can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing, but there are solutions and ways to manage it. In this blog, we'll dive into what causes back acne, and most importantly, how to treat and prevent it. So, let's get started on our journey to clearer and healthier skin!

> What is back acne?

Back acne, also known as bacne, is a common skin condition that occurs when inflammation of oil glands on back happen leading to pimple formation. This can lead to the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, which can be painful and uncomfortable. Back acne can affect people of all ages and can be caused by a variety of factors.

What are the causes of bacne

> Symptoms of back acne:

Back acne is marked by pimples along the shoulders and upper back. In some appearances the pimples may cover the entire back. These acne can be painful and appear in clusters. They can appear as: 

  • Black heads or white heads

  • Cystic acne.

  • Nodular acne

> What are the causes of bacne?

  1. Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, or stress can increase the production of sebum (oil) in the skin and contribute to the development of bacne.

  2. Genetics: Some people may be genetically predisposed to developing bacne, as certain genes can influence the activity of the sebaceous glands.

  3. Sweating: Excessive sweating, especially when combined with friction or pressure, can clog the hair follicles on the back and lead to bacne.

  4. Poor hygiene: Infrequent showering or improper cleansing of the back can lead to the buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, which can contribute to the development of bacne.

  5. Certain medications: Some medications, such as steroids, can cause acne breakouts on the back as a side effect.

  6. Tight clothing: Wearing tight clothing or backpacks that rub against the back can cause irritation and contribute to the development of bacne.

> How to prevent bacne?

There are several steps you can take to prevent the development of back acne, or bacne:

  1. Maintain good hygiene: Take regular showers and use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser to wash your back. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and avoid using harsh scrubbing tools or loofahs, as these can irritate the skin.

  2. Wear loose clothing: Avoid wearing tight clothing, especially those that are made of materials that don't allow your skin to breathe, as this can trap sweat and bacteria against your skin.

  3. Use non-comedogenic products: Choose skin care products and sunscreen that are labeled as "non-comedogenic," which means they won't trigger inflammation. Or check out our quick guide on how to buy the right skincare products.

  4. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and help flush out toxins. 

  5. Reduce stress: Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as yoga, meditation, or exercise, as stress can contribute to the development of acne.

However, if you have a family history of bacne or have a sudden appearance of bacne. We do recommend visiting a dermatologist for a professional evaluation and treatment plan.

> What to do if you have back acne?

Bacne is often treated with a combination of topical and oral medications and lifestyle changes to promote skin health. But there are several things you can do to help manage the condition.

  • Keep your back clean: Wash your back with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria.

  • Use over-the-counter acne products: Look for products that contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or alpha-hydroxy acids, which can help reduce inflammation.

  • Avoid picking or squeezing pimples: Picking or squeezing bacne can lead to scarring and may worsen the condition.

  • Wear loose clothing: Avoid wearing tight clothing that can trap sweat and bacteria against your skin.

  • Avoid home remedies:. Popular DIY home remedies may not necessarily benefit you and can instead harm the skin. It's important to talk to a dermatologist before trying any new treatments.


Remedies of back acne

If your bacne is severe or doesn't respond to over-the-counter treatments, see a dermatologist. They may prescribe prescription-strength topical or oral medications or recommend other treatments like light-based therapies or chemical peels. At Dr Divya’s Hair and Skin solutions clinic in Bangalore, we have the latest methods to treat any acne conditions. Visit us for a treatment plan based on your skin type.

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