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BACNE: How To Prevent and Get Rid Of Back Acne

Written by Kerry Benjamin

BACNE: How To Prevent and Get Rid Of Back Acne

Struggling with back acne can be a frustrating experience, especially when you're unsure what's causing it. Acne on the back, though common, can indicate an internal imbalance. In addition to some lifestyle changes, there's a new addition to the arsenal of solutions—high-frequency devices, which we'll explore later. Let's dive into some effective strategies to tackle back acne head-on.

1. Change Out of Workout Clothes Quickly:
While those tight leggings and compression tops look fabulous during your workout, they might not be great for your skin. These moisture-wicking materials can trap oil and dead skin next to your skin, creating a perfect environment for breakouts. After exercising, make sure to change out of these clothes promptly. If a shower isn't immediately available, opt for breathable cotton clothing to allow your skin to breathe.

2. Wash Your Back Last:
Invest in a pH-balanced, salicylic acid cleanser designed specifically for body breakouts. Say goodbye to your loofah, which can harbor bacteria. Instead, use your hands or a clean washcloth for those hard-to-reach areas. However, be cautious about washing your back while you still have conditioner in your hair. Hair products can contain ingredients that can lead to breakouts. After rinsing your hair, give your back a thorough wash to prevent product residues from causing acne.

3. Regular Exfoliation:
Unlike the delicate skin on your face, your back's skin is thicker, oilier, and has larger pores. These factors make it prone to clogs due to dead skin and sebum buildup. To combat this, regular exfoliation is essential. Traditional scrubs may be too harsh, but consider using a body peel like our TCA Multi-Acid Body Peel up to twice a week. This peel gently dissolves surface debris while neutralizing acne-causing bacteria, keeping your back smooth and clear.

4. Embrace Moisturization:
A common misconception is that skipping moisturizer can help with bacne. In reality, inadequate hydration can lead to an overproduction of oil, exacerbating breakouts. Opt for a body moisturizer infused with exfoliating acids to maintain smooth skin. Our Hydrating Body Serum, for example, contains lactic acid to dissolve pore-clogging dead skin and oil while providing essential hydration. Use it daily to manage existing breakouts and prevent future ones.

5. Consider Topical Retinol Treatment:
If your back acne persists despite trying the above tips, a topical retinol treatment could be the solution.  Our Advanced Retinol Serum provides all the benefits of retinol without the dryness and peeling. It's not only non-irritating - it's also more effective at reducing acne, and diminishing dark spots and, we've also added vegan Bakuchiol, ferulic acid, and a powerful humectant complex that hydrates and protects the skin against redness and flaking.

6. High-Frequency Device:
These devices use low-current, high-frequency electrical currents to target acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. By incorporating a high-frequency device into your skincare routine, you can enhance the effectiveness of your acne-fighting efforts. 

About the Author


Kerry Benjamin, a licensed aesthetician, has over 12 years of experience. Kerry is the driving force behind StackedSkincare. As the company's CEO, Kerry has dedicated her career to revolutionizing skincare. Her innovative approach combines peels, serums, and specialized tools toeffectively address a wide range of skin concerns. CA LE license number Z98459.