Back acne is caused by oil, dirt, dead skin, cosmetics, bacterial infection and even lack of sleep. If you want to get rid of bacne, and at the same time, restore self-confidence, you may do so with natural remedies and treatments.
First, get enough sleep. If you‘re serious about wanting to have a smooth acne-free back, then you need to get 7-8 hours of shuteye each night.
Next, get yourself a long handled loofah. With the loofah, you can shower your way to a smooth beautiful back in the morning. Use a salicylic acid based scrub and apply it generously on your back with the loofah.
These scrubs are intended to be used on your face, but they work perfectly well on your back too. You can choose one of the many brands out there carrying a natural fruit-based salicylic acid scrub to help you eliminate back acne.
What the scrub works by exfoliating the top layer of your skin. This buffs out dead skin, as well as removes oil, dirt and any other cosmetic residue that could otherwise clog up your pores leading to more acne.
Use these scrubs once a day for best results. In about a month of doing this, you’ll notice your back acne clearing up.
To accelerate the treatment, make sure to eat nutritional food that’ll support your body as it copes with acne. I am not going to tell you to stop eating processed food, even though that may help.
But what I am going to tell you is that you need to eat more fruits, vegetables and nuts so you can increase your intake of Vitamins A, C, E and the mineral Zinc. As vitamins A and E are fat soluble, the body can’t readily excrete excess levels of these vitamins, so you need to be careful when taking supplements.
Everyone knows that Vitamin A is good for your eyesight, but what people may not know is that it is also one of nature’s best treatments against acne. Synthetic retinoids (vitamin A) are even packaged and sold as highly effective acne medicine.
If you do decide to take the synthetic stuff, you may want to do some research first on its side effects. If you think the benefits outweigh the risk, then go ahead, but going natural and eating fresh vegetables is still best. Just remember not to go beyond 10,000 IU in a single day.
Vitamin C plays a vital role in maintaining skin integrity. Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin elastic and supple. Collagen helps your skin heal after being wounded – including scars left behind by bacne.
Vitamin E is another antioxidant that has also been shown to support wound healing and reduce scarring. You can increase vitamin E intake by using vegetable oils and by eating more nuts. However, do not go beyond 1000 mg per day as this vitamin can cause mild toxicity beyond this upper limit.
Zinc, a mineral found in oysters, red meat and some nuts and beans, has a potent anti-inflammatory effect when ingested. By increasing zinc consumption, you are reducing back acne inflammation, which helps bring you closer to having a smoother back.
Having acne on your back and shoulders can be embarrassing, but thankfully you can once again have a smooth, acne-free back with the help of the natural remedies described above.
Sleep well, scrub, eat fruits and vegetables, break open a few oysters and watch your back acne flatten out.