3 Ways Back Acne is Different From Face Acne, and 5 Surprising Simple Tips That Can Cure It (+ one extra tip Exclusively For Face Acne)

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Acne in the back is a common phenomenon, but less spoken and treated than acne in the face. Similarly, it may cause similar emotional effects such as acne in the face, such as embarrassment, or shame to expose the body at sea or in the pool.

Back acne may be more severe and persistent than acne in the face, because the body is thicker and has larger pores.

Acne in the back does not tend to disappear on its own, but rather gets dragged for a long time. Usually, the lesions (fat sores or blackheads) will appear in the upper and lower back, the shoulders and sometimes the arms or the back of the neck.

Back acne causes great discomfort both in the exposure of the back, in friction with the clothes and in other situations

Another problem with back acne is that because it is, well, on the back, sometimes you will notice it only after it got worse and more severe.

5 things that cause you back acne and how to deal with them:

  1. Sweaty clothing, tight clothes and itchy irritating fabrics. Avoid them! chose skin-friendly clothes.
  2. Detergent and fabric conditioner that you use for your clothes can also be the cause, so try to switch brand or to hypoallergenic variants and see if that make a difference.
  3. For women, bras which are tight and usually made of a substance that causes sweat and perspiration can be another cause to zits, especially around the breast and where the strap is. So during the day try cotton sports bra, and when you go to sleep, do it without anything other than some loose shirt! Let your chest rest. Anyway It’s not good to be wearing a bra 24/7
  4. Grooming routine:  According to Kristi Kidd, known as the celebrities dermatologist, usually, when showering, we wash the hair with shampoo, put on a conditioner – and while we soften our hair, we soap up the body and wash it.

    INSTEAD, she recommends to Apply shampoo and rinse then Apply a softener and rinse, Collect the hair and wash your body (and your face too, just in case).

  5. Avoiding hot showers that expand pores and increase the risk of infection, in addition, hot water dries out the moisture from our skin and remove the body natural oils.

Some general advice to get rid of pimples

Acne in general and in the back, in particular, can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalance, stress and poor nutrition.

So eating less refined sugars such as white sugar, white flour, chocolates and sweetened beverages is always a good advice to follow.

Avoid eating high-fat, fried meats.

Reduce milk intake and high-fat milk.

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Almost forgot the extra tip.

This one is for ANY side-sleeper that have face breakouts.

Although a good night sleep is crucial for your skin as well as for your general health, you might rest your face on the cause to your breakouts!

pillowcase & acne

Pillowcases can house dirt, oil, bacterias which cause what it called “Acne mechanica” (acne that is the result of material or objects touching your face), all this is transferred back into your face clogging up the pores and cause acne.

==> So, launder or change pillowcase regularly (once a week).

But here is the thing, what most won’t tell you is that the other big problem is  …

…the Pillow itself!

dirt pillow cause acne

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If you pull out the pillow case and look at the pillow itself you probably see that it’s yellow brownish (Ughhhh).

That is because when we sweet on the pillowcase, it goes to the pillow itself, so You actually have to wash the pillow itself as well.

The pillow itself you should wash every 3 to 6 months, and replace every 2 to 3 years.

I would suggest choosing a Hypoallergenic pillow, but the key point is to experiment. For most people, regular pillow will do the job.

If after laundering your pillow and pillowcase the breakouts continue, try to change the Detergent and fabric conditioner (maybe it’s also part of the problem).

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