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Say Goodbye To Back Acne This Summer

Okay folks, summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to step up our game against back acne. For those of you who have not experienced this uncomfortable phenomena, back acne (commonly referred to as "bacne"), is the occurrence of acne on your back. If you are also experiencing acne on other parts of your body, use these tips to help kiss the blemishes goodbye! Are you ready for it?

Goodbye Bacne, Hello Summer!

Avoid "Regular" Body Products - This point needs to be taken with a grain of salt, because you know what works for you. However, with myself and many of my clients, I often find that "regular" body products tend to be "pore clogging". Yes, even if they say things like "non-comedogenic". My recommendation for this would be to try out face products on your body. For instance: if you find that your body SPF is causing greasy skin and acne, try using your facial SPF on your back. This is a common fix for keeping pores clear.

Use Anti-Acne Products - Swap out the products that cause breakouts, and enhance skin by using acne targetting products instead! Use an anti-acne cleanser in the shower. Follow up with a anti-acne moisturizer or even spot treatment. The main thing to be mindful of is many anti-acne products enhance sun sensitivity, so also step up your SPF game during this time.

Avoid Wet Clothes - Whether you got caught in a summer storm, or are just getting back from the gym, swap your wet/damp clothes in favor of dry ones to avoid your pores getting clogged. Sweat can lock up pores, causing acne, so always keep your skin as dry as possible. Tip: wet hair resting on your back & shoulders can also cause bacne.

Change Your Beddings - When it comes to face acne, I always recommend washing your pillow cases often and cleaning your cell phone screen. The same goes for anything that touches your body. Wash your sheets regularly, swap your pajamas out sooner than you think is necessary, and don't push off laundry day! These simple things can have a huge impact on your skin, as built up dirt and oils cause breakouts.

Consider Your Hair - As I mentioned before, wet hair can cause bacne, yes even if it is freshly cleansed. The same goes for dry hair that you have treated with leave-in oils or creams. Try tying your hair up in a cute style; I know many people who did not realize that their hair treatments were to blame for their back breakouts.

Relax - Going through college, I experienced the occasional bout of stress-induced back acne. Your stress levels can definitely effect your skin, so be mindful when considering what caused the breakouts to occur. If you find yourself in a time of high-stress, take a moment to breath and relax. Indulge in a good book, a cup of tea, whatever soothes you!

When All Else Fails - If you have tried everything to no avail, it is important to seek the help of a skincare professional! My estheticians and I are always happy to answer customer questions and assist in finding you the perfect product for your unique skincare type and needs!


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