When you have to deal with back acne, or bacne, it can be embarrassing to do things like spend a day at the beach or in the sun where your back is exposed. However, by understanding the causes and cure of bacne, you can help to both treat and prevent it. Read on to learn more.
What Causes Body Acne?
Just like facial acne, body acne can occur for a variety of reasons including hormones, stress, and even things like laundry detergent or clothes that may fit you too tightly. When trying to understand the root of your back acne look at things in your lifestyle such as working out. For instance, if you workout and don’t shower directly afterwards, the sweat from your skin and clothes can cause clogged pores which contribute to back acne.
How Can You Treat Body Acne?
The best way to treat your body acne is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright. During your appointment, Dr. Wright will examine your back acne in order to determine the root of the problem— whether it be chemical or hormonal. Then, based on what Dr. Wright determines as the culprit of your back acne you may be prescribed an oral antibiotic, a topical cream, or you may even be encouraged to make some lifestyle changes.
How Can You Prevent Body Acne?
To prevent your body from developing body acne in the future, and based upon what Dr. Wright says, it’s a good idea to watch what exactly you are putting on your back. For instance, look for an oil free sunscreen to wear in the summer as many sunscreens can clog your pores and cause you to break out. Also, if you know that you are prone to back acne, look for a body cleanser that is specifically designed to treat acne and that contains ingredients like salicylic acid. Salicylic acid works to cleanse your skin and pores of dirt, bacteria, and harmful oils.
If you have bacne, don’t spend another summer hiding under layers of clothes because you feel too embarrassed. To learn more about the root of your back acne or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Wright’s office today!