How To Eliminate Back Acne

November 17, 2014

Do you suffer from painful and embarrassing acne on your back? Not only is back-acne extremely common, it’s also easy to get rid of if you have the right products. Try a few of our skin care tips to eliminate the painful acne on your back, and leave your skin looking soft and blemish-free. This way, the only Acne your skin will love are the clothes that come in a pink paper bag!

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Use a mild exfoliating scrub to remove any build-up or dead skin cells off the surface of your skin. Sometimes it can prove awfully tricky to reach your back, so use a loofah to target those hard to reach areas with ease!

Rinse with lukewarm water, then moisturise with a rich formula to keep the area calm and hydrated.

How To Eliminate Back-Acne

Appelles Loofah, $6.95

Tea tree oil

You may have heard that tea tree oil has healing and anti-bacterial properties which are perfect for damaged or dry skin. Mix a little into your next shower gel, and carefully create a lather on both your back and upper arms.

Let the mixture sink into your skin for a few minutes, and rinse with tepid water. To avoid tearing the acne or blemishes on your back, pat the skin dry with a towel.

Apple cider

Draw yourself a bath, and mix one cup of apple cider vinegar into the lukewarm water. This will fight against any bacterial that is living on the surface of your skin, and will soothe any inflamed blemishes on your back.


Where possible, avoid purchasing hair and body gels which are very strong smelling. Fragrance is the number one product which causes irritable skin, and will only make exposed blemishes and acne feel like they’re on fire. Use mild, and sulphate-free products (and avoid clogging your pores with fake tan!)

Body scrub

Make your own coffee scrub to expel the skin of any clogged pores, and shed excess bacteria as well. Apply the scrub in circular motions over your back, let it sit for at least 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water and a cotton wash-cloth.

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