So what are the best treatments for back acne? Follow these tips.
1. Use an Over-the-Counter Treatment
Of course, applying acne creams to your back will likely require assistance from someone. It might be easier to use a body wash with acne-fighting ingredients.
“Regular body washes aren’t strong enough to help with body acne,” says Yoram Harth, MD, a dermatologist and medical director of MDacne in San Francisco. “To have a real effect, you need a medicated body cleanser, preferably with ingredients like salicylic acid that can unclog your skin pores and kill acne bacteria.”
2. Regularly Wash Your Skin
3. Shower After Your Workout
4. Don’t Squeeze or Pick Back Lesions
5. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
6. Wash Your Sheets
7. See a Board-Certified Dermatologist
If self-care measures don’t improve back acne, make an appointment with a dermatologist who is board-certified.
A skin specialist can evaluate your back, determine whether you have acne or another skin condition, and then prescribe a medication to control lesions, if necessary.