Back Acne FAQs
Acne is a skin condition which is very common; it causes oily skin and oil filled pustule breakouts on the skin.
Use a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid based wash helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne. This can still be a difficult area to reach so deep cleaning professional treatments such as Hydra-Bacials (HydraFacial performed on the back) are recommended for the best results.
Testosterone causes an increase in sebum production.
- Keeping the skin free from sweat build up
- Avoid scratching or picking lesions
- Use a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid based wash
- Wear loose fitted clothing when exercising
- Medical grade treatments such as HydraBacial are a great way to keep on top of the excess oil and dead skin build up, removing congestion and blocked pores
It can vary from person to person most cases last a few months once treatment is started.
Back acne tends to occur when sweat becomes trapped under a top of sports wear during strenuous activity and exercise, clothing rubs against the sweaty skin, this then leads to breakouts.
Acne on the body is also linked to higher grades of acne, in some cases stronger treatment such as roaccutane is needed to get acne under control.
Back acne in females is most common due to hormone changes during pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and dealing with reproductive conditions such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
Stress can contribute to acne, as when you become stressed the body makes more of the hormone called cortisol. This causes the cortisol levels to rise and can lead to the body producing more sebum.
While drinking is essential for your overall health, including skin health, there is no definitive research supporting the claim that drinking water will reduce acne.
Avoid friction from anything that will rub against the back such as a backpack, anything that causes friction can irritate the skin and cause a back acne flare up.
- Do shower after a workout
- Do wear loose fitting clothing
- Do wash your sheets weekly
- Don’t wear your hair down if you’re having a flare up
- Don’t pick the active spots
- Don’t apply moisturiser or perfumed products to the skin
Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system, when vitamin D levels are low in the body it can contribute to back acne.
There is no scientific evidence to say that a lack of sleep causes back acne, although there have been small studies which found that changes in sleep can impact the skin.
Hydra-bacial is a fantastic treatment to help treat acne as it deep cleanses and exfoliates away dead skin cells. A chemical peel is applied to target excess oils. Extractions are then performed to purge the pores of excess oils, congestion, black heads and white heads. The hydration step which is full of hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants nourishes the skin and LED light therapy is then applied to calm the skin and kill bacteria.
- Shower after a workout
- Wear loose fitting clothing
- Wash your sheets weekly
- Avoid wearing your hair down if you’re having a flare up
- Don’t pick the active spots
- Avoid applying moisturiser or perfumed products to the skin
Prices will vary based upon your location, the quality of the machine being used and the experience of your practitioner. Head to our price list to see pricing of our HydraBacial which is the most commonly recommended treatment for back acne.