It’s summertime and everyone wants to show a little more skin. If you have pimples on your back (or chest, shoulders, neck, or any other body part), you are going to think twice before putting on that bathing suit or tank top.
Back acne (or “bacne” as its sometimes called) is very frustrating and embarrassing for those who are affected by it, but there are many acne treatments available. If you are looking for back acne treatments in Ellicott City MD, you have come to the right place.
What Causes Back Acne?
The same factors that cause facial acne are responsible for back acne. Like you face, your back has a lot of sebaceous glands, which are responsible for the production of sebum (your skin’s natural oil). When your skin’s sebaceous glands excrete large amounts of sebum and mix with dead skin cells and acne-causing bacteria, pimples and cysts form.
Why Do I Have Back Acne?
Your back is very susceptible to acne for several reasons. First, acne tends to occur in areas where the skin is exposed to heat, pressure, and friction. These factors are much easier to mitigate when acne on is your face. Wearing a backpack on a hot day is the perfect recipe for bacne. Athletes are especially prone to back acne, especially those who practice for hours wearing a lot of protective equipment.
Second, topical medications often used for acne treatment can be tricky to apply to your back. Because of this, typical acne treatments available over-the-counter are usually not applied with the consistency needed to treat stubborn acne.
There are several acne treatments used to treat back acne including:
Topical antibiotics, azaleic acid, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide
How Do I Get Rid Of Back Acne?
Showering after sweating or exercising to rid your skin of excess sebum, dead skin cells, and acne-causing bacteria is one of the best way you can get rid of back acne. Wash your athletic wear and sports equipment often. Use non-comedogenic skin care products when bathing and moisturizing your skin. When these treatments don’t work, it’s time to see a dermatologist.
When you are looking for back acne treatments in Ellicott City, MD, look no further than Clear Skin For You. Danielle LeClair, dermatology nurse practitioner, will prescribe you the acne treatment you need to help with your bacne or any other dermatology issue you have. Give us a call at 410-870-8225 to schedule an appointment.