Back acne is a treatable condition. With some time, and patience, you can get your back acne under control using natural treatment alternatives.

Back acne can be really frustrating. If you are suffering from back acne, we have got you covered with our natural Manuka oil infused skincare products .  It’s time to banish your back acne for good.

What triggers back acne?

Pimples and blackheads normally appear in mild cases of back acne and are easy to treat using natural skincare products. However, in more extreme episodes of acne, the symptoms can become more inflamed and pronounced. Thereby, developing into nodules and cysts that may require additional care.

There are a number of reasons why you might get back acne.

1. Genetics & Hormones

If someone in your family has suffered back acne, that could be a cause of your own pesky protrusions. A study found that 67 percent of those with adult acne had a family history of back acne. Back acne can have a lot to do with hormone fluctuations or excessive male or female hormones. Hormonal changes can cause inflammation, excess oil, and pH imbalances in the skin. Hormonal acne is typically cyst-like and painful.

2. Bacteria & clogged pores

An annoying bacteria called Propionibacterium can be responsible for the inflammation part of body acne. When dead skin cells decide to stay put on your back rather than making their rightful exit, the result is clogged pores. Oil from your hands can transfer to your skin and also result in pore clogging. Yet another reason to try to refrain from touching your neck, and body.

3. Physical and emotional  stress

Your body can have physical and emotional response to stressors that manifest as body acne. Some studies also point to allergies and smoking as potential causes of back acne. Feeling anxious, scared, or depressed can cause an imbalance in your skin. When you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release excess cortisol, the stress hormone. This can create more oil and lead to acne breakouts, especially on your back. Certain medications used to treat other ailments such as depression or epilepsy can come with a side effect of back acne.

10 tips to get rid of back acne

1. Exfoliate regularly to improve your Back Acne. Your back and upper torso have more sebaceous (oil-producing) glands than any other area of the body.  As a result, it produces more of the skin’s natural oil, and increases the likelihood of developing body acne. Exfoliating regularly helps remove any build up of dead skin cells not washed away  showering, therefore reducing your back acne.

2. Use an antibacterial Body Wash on your Back Acne. Our manuka oil infused  Body Wash  helps to unclog pores and kill the bacteria causing your back acne.  Another alternative is to add 1-3 drops of pure Manuka oil  mixed with a carrier oil onto a Q-Tip and apply directly to your back acne.

3. Don’t pick your back acne. As with regular acne, avoid picking your back acne. It can also as lead to scarring (and no one wants to deal with that).

4.  Shower after working out to improve back acne. One of the main causes of back acne on your back and chest is from working out. Tight gym clothes trap sweat and oil close to the skin, which can clog pores and hair follicles.  Resulting, in breakouts of back acne.  Change out of your sweaty gym clothes as soon as possible and hit the shower.

5. Wash your sheets.  Sheets and recycled workout gear can be a breeding ground for back acne causing bacteria.  A great tip is to wash your bedding on a hot wash cycle and add 1-2 drops of Manuka oil to the wash to kill off any bacteria that might be still on the fabric.

6. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Whether you add fermented foods (which are naturally rich in probiotics) like kimchi, miso, yogurt, and kefir, or take an oral probiotic daily.  Improving your gut heath is critical to improve your back acne.

What we recommend for back acne treatment

Using Manuka Oil for back acne

If the body washes you’re currently using aren’t cutting it, don’t despair. We recommend that you try using our antibacterial Body Wash  for your back acne. Our Body Wash gently cleanses deep-seated dirt on your body. In addition, it prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria, and promotes clearer skin.

In addition, our  Body Lotion, a a powerful treatment on your back acne. The body lotion will inhibit the growth of bacteria while stimulating the skin’s natural barrier function for clearer, healthy skin.  With the right products, some time, and patience, you can get your back acne and body acne under control.

How to apply Manuka oil to the skin

After showering and drying off you can to use 1-3 drop of Manuka oil mixed with a carrier oil and directly target your back acne. Manuka oil which is an excellent anti-bacterial and healing ingredient that will aid in reducing your back acne.

If you are new to using Manuka oil or have sensitive skin, we recommend that you dilute 3-4 drops with your preferred carrier oil such as jojoba, rosehip or sweet almond oil. This potent essential oil should only be used topically and can also be diffused.

Switching to a natural shampoo and conditioner

We also recommend switching to a antibacterial shampoo and conditioner. Which ensures an antibacterial deep-clean for any clogged pores near the hairline, back of the neck, shoulders or chest. Unfortunately, when conditioner-coated hair sits directly on our backs, it seeps into the skin — and that can actually be the cause of back acne and body acne.

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