Summer is quickly approaching and zapping those nasty back pimples is definitely making its way up our list of priorities. Backless tops, shoestring straps and bikinis are no friends if your skins prone to pimples, which is why we’ve discovered how to banish bacne.
The good news is, it’s actually easy! You can keep your back skin clear by treating it the same way you would your face. A healthy diet and exercise always help when you’re after a glowing complexion – or in this case, a zit free body – but enlisting the help of some tried and tested products never hurts!
A fool-proof acne-fighting regimen
Your adrenal glands naturally pump out testosterone, which makes your skin produce more unwanted pore-clogging oil. It sucks, but unfortunately it happens.
Treating your back and body skin the same way you would your face, however, goes a long way towards being backless dress ready in no time. Start your new routine by using a salicylic-based acne-clearing product to exfoliate your skin and kill any pimple causing bacteria.
We recommend – Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System, $25.
How to target the hard to reach areas
The major problem with treating bacne is that it’s hard to reach. A simple way to combat this is using a spray! Your bacne treatment can be mist on from any direction.
We recommend – Murad Clarifying Body Spray, $37
Tight clothing, like bras, trap perspiration, which then mixes with dirt, bacteria and oil in your skin can cause breakouts.
Before you hit the gym, or leave the house on a hot day, swipe your back with a jumbo medicated pad to reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin. These are great for fighting breakouts all over the body because they contain salicyclic acid to get rid of breakouts, green tea to calm inflammation, and witch hazel to sooth and refresh your skin.
We recommend – Proactive Clear Zone Body Pads, $22
Wash it off
The right body wash used on a daily basis can treat zits and cleanse your skin all at once. Simply lather and rinse everyday for noticeably clearer skin.
We recommend – Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, $8.29
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