Back acne is a painful skin inflammation problem just like face acne is. And it shares almost all common causes that lead to face acne. Though, it is slightly more tricky and painful than face acne is. Unlike the face, the back, more often than not, gets pushed and rubbed. It causes more inflammation that leads to severe itching and pain. Though, you will need to seek a doctor in case the condition has already become too painful, but for those who still have time, we have a list of 5 wonderful natural ways that will not just reduce inflammation caused by back acne, but will also control the breakout.
Natural And Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Back Acne Fast:
1. Detoxification Bath
You must have heard about the benefits of Epsom salt bath. In case you are suffering from back acne, it is time to experience those benefits. Just fill the bathtub with lukewarm water and add 2 to 3 tablespoons powdered Epsom salt or Himalayan salt to it. Keep sitting in the bathtub for as long as 30 minutes.
Epsom Salt is loaded with the goodness of magnesium sulfate. Magnesium sulfate detoxifies the body and kills acne causing bacteria. It is also an amazing anti-inflammatory agent that reduces redness, pain and itching caused due to acne. However, do not try to scrub your back with Epsom Salt. Scrubbing will irritate the already inflamed skin instead of calming it down.
2. Aloe Vera Massage
This is one of the best and safest natural ways to get rid of back acne. No need to buy a gel from the market. Instead, scoop out the pulp from the aloe vera stem and use it. Either apply directly on the back, or grind it with rose water and apply a thin layer. Let it rest on the back for an hour or two. Keep applying more layers for added coolness. Wash it with cold water.
Aloe vera is loaded with the goodness of Vitamin A, folic acid, Vitamin B12 and salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is an effective acne drying agent. And Vitamin A, an antioxidant, kills free radicals and bacteria leading to acne. Folic acid restores the skin’s pH level and vitamin B 12 reduces inflammation and itching.
3. Sandalwood Powder And Raw Milk
This is an amazing cooling remedy for people suffering from mild back acne, not severe. In case of severe acne, mix sandalwood powder with turmeric to increase its effectiveness. Mix about 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder with 1 tablespoon of chilled raw milk. Apply directly on the back. Let it rest for about 30 minutes. Repeat two or three times a day.
Sandalwood is a natural anti-inflammatory cooling agent that soothes the inflamed skin. It reduces pain, itching, rashes and also the size of active acne bumps. Raw milk is enriched with the goodness of lactic acid. And lactic acid kills acne causing bacteria, absorbs extra oil, sweat and dirt, and restores the skin’s pH level to normal.
4. Henna And Honey
This is one of the most calming natural ways to reduce acne inflicted pain, and gradually get rid of acne. The one thing that you need to ensure though is, use colourless henna, and not the one used for dyeing hair. Add about 1 teaspoon henna with 1 teaspoon honey and dilute the paste with rose water. Refrigerate for 1 hour and apply on the back, chilled. Leave it on for as long as you want. Take cold shower to remove it.
Henna is a strong cooling agent that offers better results than even ice. While icing can reduce acne pain and inflammation, it cannot combat acne completely. The reason is, its coolness is superficial and lasts for as long as you keep applying it. But henna offers cool conditioning that calms down the inflamed tissues from within, even after it is washed off. And honey flushes acne causing bacteria from the skin and keeps the skin hydrated. This is a slow working remedy, but it offers a lot of relief and complete freedom from back acne.
5. Fuller’s Earth And Rose Water
This is the most common homemade recipe that you always thought was a fairness mask. But that’s not all about fuller’s earth mask. Just mix equal proportions of fuller’s earth and rose water and refrigerate for 1 hour. Apply on the back and wash with cold water in 30 minutes. Just remember to keep the paste runny, and not thick.
Fuller’s earth is loaded with bundles of skin moisturizing and balancing vitamins and minerals like magnesium and lime. And it is an exceptionally hydrating agent as well. Magnesium detoxifies the skin and removes every bit of extra oil, sebum, dirt, sweat and bacteria from the skin. Lime dries out active acne bumps and reduce inflammation. Rose water reduces pain by cooling down irritated skin.
Other than these 5 wonderful natural remedies, do not forget to take frequent cold showers to not let sweat get trapped in your skin pores. Also, keep the skin super moisturized and use gel based medicated moisturizers, or make your own moisturizing oil free lotion at home.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.