Face is not the only part of your body, which is affected by acne. Acne can appear on any part that has hair follicles or oil-secreting glands, which includes chest, shoulders and even back. Sometimes, back acne can be very troublesome.
Similar to face, even back has a lot of sebaceous glands, which secretes an oily substance known as sebum and this along with bacteria and dead skin cells can accumulate in the hair follicles that are present on the back and block them. Such clogged hair follicle eventually appears as acne lesion.
Back acne can be an annoying condition. However, there are several options to treat this problem and the best treatment is one that is not only effective, but has few side effects. There are a number of natural and well-known home remedies that has been proved to be effectual in curing back acne.
Home Remedies for Back Acne
Honey is quite effective in reducing oil on the skin and also helps in fighting against any underlying infection. It is also a very good skin conditioner and heals the acne scars.
Non-processed or pure honey can be applied directly on the affected area. It can also be combined with yogurt.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Development of bacteria on the back is the main reason for back acne. The bacteria create favourable condition for developing acne. Using apple cider vinegar helps in two ways, one it brings the acidity level of the body back to normal and it helps in killing bacteria.
A diluted mixture containing 1 part of apple cider and 3 parts of water must be applied on the acne with a cotton ball. You can drink about ¼ cup of this vinegar two to three times every day to get rid of the toxins in the body as it is responsible in the development of blemishes.
The gel that is found in the Aloe Vera plant is usually used to heal minor burns, scrapes and cuts. This gel can also be used for back acne.
It must be directly applied on the inflamed skin and the swelling and redness will dissipate. It will also reduce the acne scars and is effective in treating oily and dry skin. However, make sure that you make use of pure Aloe Vera gel.
Apple Tea Tree Oil
This oil is known for its anti-bacterial properties. It heals and reduces inflammation caused by acne. It is especially useful for people, who have sensitive skin as it will not cause any side effects or irritation.
Applying masks are considered to be an excellent treatment for back acne and is believed to be magically effectual if they are used regularly. These masks can be easily prepared by using the items available at home. You can apply the mixture uniformly on your back to get better results.
Apply the tomato pulp on the skin affected by acne and allow it to work its magic and after about ½ an hour wash with cold water.
Tomato is known to be rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It also reduces pores. Hence, tomato mask is regarded as the most effective home remedy.
Mix equal quantities of rose water and lime juice and apply it on the back with the help of cotton ball. Let this stay all night and rinse it in the morning. The extra oil present on the skin is removed by this mask, as lemon is an excellent natural astringent.
Rub the mixture of turmeric and mint juice on your back and leave for about fifteen minutes and then use lukewarm water to rinse it. Menthol present in mint leaves has anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, the mask is effective in avoiding further inflammation and thus reducing the pain.
This mask helps in removing oil that is present in excess amount in the pores and hence, prevents acne. Add about a tablespoon of honey to cooked oatmeal and keep it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it with cold water.
Besides these remedies, follow a healthy regime that includes daily exercise, intake of adequate quantity of water, eating natural and whole foods to promote wellness and balance your body.
A lot of people are now turning towards natural treatment due to their usefulness, lack of side effects and low cost. However, these suggested home remedies may not show the results as fast as the other conventional skin care products for acne. But follow them religiously and be patient. Once you start noticing its effect, you can flaunt your glowing, clear and sexy back (devoid of acne scars) to your heart’s content!