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Backne – When pimples on the back become acne

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Alexandra Beck


Pimples on the back – most certainly think that this is rather an exception. However, pimples on the back are not uncommon and occur in many people. The cause is usually hormonal, but other factors can also be responsible. Here we tell you how you can best act against these pimples and what you should pay attention to with acne on the back.

Reasons for pimples on the back

Just like on the face, pimples on the back or shoulders are caused by excess sebum that clogs the pores. In addition, dead skin flakes through which bacteria begin to multiply very quickly. The sebaceous gland becomes inflamed and a pimple develops. Since the skin pores on the back are larger than on the face, the pimples can also be larger.

Back acne is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance. Especially if you are in puberty, pregnancy or menopause. During menstruation or after stopping the pill, it is also more likely to suffer from acne.

But hormones are not always to blame. Other factors can also contribute to the development of pimples on the back:

For example, you can pay attention to a balanced diet and consume products that contain white flour, sugar and milk only in moderation. If you want to learn more about the diet for blemished skin, read this post.

The wrong clothing can also lead to pimples on the back. Make sure to wear loose and breathable cotton clothing. You should avoid tops made of wool or synthetic fabrics with chemical additives, because they not only irritate the skin but also cause heat and moisture to accumulate.

In addition, you should ensure adequate personal hygiene. This includes taking a shower directly after sports, if possible. Because the longer the sweat-soaked clothing is on your skin, the greater the risk that very many bacteria form very quickly. The increased body temperature after training also favors this.

Stress can also affect the skin and be responsible for pimples on the back. It is not for nothing that the skin is a reflection of the soul. Therefore, pay attention to a work-life balance and ensure sufficient compensation in stressful phases.

Even if acne skin visually experiences a positive effect under UV radiation, you should pay attention to sufficient sun protection. Actually, too much sun dries out the papules and pustules on the skin, but they still return.

Suitable care against pimples on the back

Pimples on the back may be annoying at first glance, but can be treated very well with proper care. If possible, cleanse your back daily with an oil-free cleansing gel. Here you can use products that are normally suitable for oily facial skin. You can also treat particularly annoying pimples with a pimple stick. The active ingredients contained dry out the pimple in a natural way without harming the skin and allow it to subside more quickly. But also a clarifying mask like MY TEA TREE OIL 3 in 1 Cleansing-Exfoliation-Mask is suitable for treating and fighting pimples on the back. The pore-deep cleansing formula with the unique active combination of tea tree oil and zinc PCA ensures deep cleansing from the 1st application, as well as an even complexion.

Tip: If you can’t reach all the blemishes on your back yourself and you don’t want to involve your family members in your skin care routine, you can also have your acne on your shoulders and back treated regularly at a beauty salon. If your back acne persists permanently, you should additionally seek a medical opinion. They will be able to recommend you an individual and specific care routine for acne.

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