Managing Acne - Back Hydrafacial+Body Scrub+PCA Acne Gel=Smooth Soft Skin!
Jun 23, 2021
Zits, pimples, acne whatever you're dealing with can be a challenge to treat. Acne isn't just for teens, it can happen at any age for many reasons. Zits, pimples, and acne can appear on any part of your body, including your back, which for men is a sensitive spot and affects your overall confidence.
What Causes Back Ance And How Do I Clear It Up?
There are many reasons people get acne, so it’s important to know why and how it forms in the first place...
Your body produces an oil called sebum. It’s made in the glands connected to your hair follicles. Sebum moves up the hair follicles to add moisture to your skin and hair.
Pimples form when extra sebum and dead skin cells build-up around a follicle. This buildup blocks skin pores and bacteria gets trapped. When the hair follicle enlarges, it forms a whitehead pimple. When the clogged pore gets exposed to air, blackhead pimples form. If they're leftover time, they enlarge under the surface causing acne.
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 well into your 40's.
- Sweat: Sweat, this one is big for guys - especially if it’s trapped under tight clothing, it can make acne so much worse.
- Stress: Stress isn’t a direct cause of acne, but it could be a contributing factor - especially in men.
- Food/Cooking Exposure: Some research shows that foods you eat and are around during cooking could be linked to acne and breakouts. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there is some evidence that certain carbohydrates (e.g. white bread, potato chips) known to increase your blood sugar levels can also contribute to acne. For some, dairy products might also be a trigger.
Treatments For Back Acne
- Shower After Workouts: Letting the sweat and dirt sit on your skin after a workout can be a big contributor to back acne. Shower as soon as you can after a workout. You should also wash those sweaty workout clothes between sweat sessions.
- Exfoliate Regularly: Use a gentle exfoliating scrub with ingredients such as salicylic acid to remove extra dirt and oils from your skin. This can help reduce the amount of dead skin that could clog pores.
- Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing: Your workout habits can irritate back acne. Tight clothing can trap dirt and sweat and rub it into your pores. Working out with no shirt against a sweaty gym machine or on a dirty floor can also cause problems. Go for loose-fitting clothing that lets your skin breathe and helps wick away sweat.
- Try Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of a tree in Australia. It’s been used by Australians for years to treat a variety of skin issues. Today, you can find many lotions, cleansers, and creams using the ingredient. Studies show it helps in treating acne by killing extra bacteria.
- Keep Hair Off Your Back: If you have a lot of hair on your back and breakouts are a problem, consider laser hair removal. Eliminating the hair keeps the pore more breathable which will keep it clearer and breakout-free.
Treatments We Offer To Combat Back Acne
We offer a combination of treatments to help treat back acne. A Hydrafacial on the back followed by a body scrub and PCA Acne Gel application will leave your back feeling soft, smooth, and blemish-free.
Your back is a hard place to get to by yourself so we've set up a service where our esthetician will administer all three treatments and you can just sit back and relax.
If back acne is something you have consistent problems with then consider our Gold Level Membership where a monthly Hydrafacial is included. Swap every other month from face to back and you'll love the results you receive!