How to Effectively Treat Back and Body Acne - lessenza

How to Effectively Treat Back and Body Acne

Blackhead, pimples and acne are a hassle - especially if they appear in unwarranted areas like your back, butt or any other part of your body. While there are many causes for the appearance of these acne, it is important to understand what causes acne. 

What causes acne?

As long as you have hair follicles, acne can form. This is true for your whole body. Pimples form when excess sebum and dead skin cells build up - this causes a congestion in your pores and bacteria build up. When the hair follicle pops out, it forms a whitehead and oxidises to become a blackhead upon exposure to air. Some common causes of acne are:
  • Genetics. Trouble with acne can run in your family.
  • Medications. Acne can develop as a side effect of some medicines like certain antidepressants.
  • Hormones. Hormonal changes in the teenage years are often the cause of acne. But for women past puberty, pimple outbreaks can be linked to hormonal changes that happen during menstruation and pregnancy.
  • Sweat. Sweat, especially if it’s trapped under tight clothing, can make acne worse.
  • Stress. Stress isn’t a direct cause of acne, but it could be a contributing factor.

How to treat back acne effectively? 

Just like acne on your face, it is important to maintain proper hygiene and good habits to keep you body acne free. Here are some ways to effectively treat acne on your body and back. 

1. Shower immediately after a workout, or sweating profusely

As mentioned, acne is caused by sebum and dead skin cell buildup - which then turns into a whitehead due to congestion and bacteria. It is therefore important to take showers frequently and immediately after working out, doing household chores or sweating to prevent sweat and dirt to build up on the skin.Showering right after sweating helps remove sweat that irritates the skin and clogs your pores. Always wash your sweaty clothes thoroughly as well - this reduces bacteria build-up!

2. Exfoliate Your Body Regularly

Just like our face, our upper body and back have more sebaceous (oil-producing) glands than any other part of the body. This causes an increased likelihood of developing body acne and it is thus essential to exfoliate your body regularly. Exfoliation effectively reduces dead skin cell buildup while keeping your skin smooth and silky to reduce and prevent back acne. 
We love the Maria Galland 920 Gentle Caressing Exfoliator. Just as the name suggests, it is more than a body scrub - it was developed with innovative mood-boosting technology that exfoliates the skin gently and nourishes it with active ingredients. 
The mood-boosting technology helps women to regain perfect emotional balance and reduce skin stress thanks to a synergy of three components:
  1. Mood-boosting active ingredients: stimulate the mind and the skin emotions experienced.
  2. Comforting fragrance: to re-establish the flow of energy In the case of stress and discomfort.
  3. Highly sensorial texture: rich and melting mousse with grains.

3. Wear loose-fitting clothing

Constant friction between your clothes and skin can irritate the skin, trap dirt and sweat and cause not just acne, but skin chafing, eczema and other skin conditions. Get good workout clothes that are breathable and loose, where possible. 

4. Treat Yourself to Our Dead Sea Detox Body Treatment

 The Dead Sea Detox Body Treatment is a godsend to improve back acne, scars and even skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

Your skin will be thoroughly exfoliated and cleansed - feeling cleaner, smoother and hydrated. Blood circulation improves and water retention is eliminated - feeling lighter and rejuvenated. You look refreshed and your skin is brighter, radiant and regains its natural glow.

We use a special blend of coarse and fine sea salt from the dead sea to exfoliate and cleanse the pores thoroughly. High concentrations of minerals and trace elements also help detoxify and smoothen the skin. We then wrap your body in an Algae and Red Seaweed Marine Mud to support microcirculation and the skin's natural regenerating process. It supplies the skin with much needed moisture and minerals for healthier skin.

Dead Sea Mud has been tested and proven to have an antimicrobial effect on strains of bacteria that live on human skin. Since overgrowth or presence of certain bacterial leads to acne, the Warm Dead Sea Mud Therapy is effective in curing stubborn back acne and blackheads.

5. Tie your hair and avoid washing hair conditioner down your back

Long hair can trap bacteria on your back, which may cause acne outbreaks. It is important to wash your hair regularly and tie it up during workouts to prevent friction and excess sweat.In addition, hair conditioners can also contribute to excess oil on your back if you rinse it down your back. Clip your hair up while letting a conditioner sit in, and wash your hair away from your body. 

6. Choose the right sunscreen 

Opt for non-comedogenic suncreens - this means that it is oil-free and specifically formulated not to block pores. This is essential in reducing chances of a body break-out from a day out in the sun. 

7. Eat healthy and incorporate probiotics 

Just as food can affect acne on our faces, it is important to find out if certain food trigger acne on your body. Incorporate a healthy diet filled with vegetables, fruits, lean protein and whole grains - and add fermented foods rich in probiotics like kimchi, miso, yogurt. Probiotics not only reset your gastrointestinal flora, but help the skin flora as well.

8. Medications for back acne

Some people need a little extra help when it comes to clearing up acne. If you’ve tried home remedies and aren’t getting relief, a dermatologist can prescribe oral medications or medicated creams.A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin conditions, so they can also help you to find out the causes and triggers for your back acne.


Back acne is definitely treatable with the right products and treatments. Besides treating back acne, it is important to keep your skin looking fresh and bright! Call us at 63370060 to book an appointment now.
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