Back acne can cause two problems for you. The first is that it doesn't look good. It can result in your skin looking irritated, with large red dots and pus that can make you feel self conscious. It can also result in it being difficult for you to sit or lie down comfortably, since inflamed acne can be painful when pressure is put on it. In order to make sure that you are able to get through the trials of back acne, you are going to need a light at the end of the tunnel. Here are some tips for getting rid of back acne.
1. Take a Salt Bath
The first thing that you want to do is dry up your skin and get rid of the bacteria on your back that is causing your pores to be clogged. This can be done by simply adding salt to your hot bath water and soaking in it for twenty minutes to half an hour. This will allow your skin to absorb the salt and its bacteria-removing properties. After you soak, allow the bathwater to drain and take a quick, warm shower to rinse off all of the salt on your skin. Then, stand under cold water for a few minutes to close up your pores against additional bacteria. Hot water tends to relax you and cause your pores to open more, while cold water will cause them to close up. If your skin is dry to the point of being flaky or painful, have someone help you apply moisturizer to your back. Do this once a day until your back acne is resolved.
2. Take an Oatmeal Bath
Once your back acne is starting to abate somewhat, you will want to start getting rid of the scars that it has caused or minimizing them as much as possible. You can do this by taking an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal baths will allow you to exfoliate your skin, which will result in new skin being produced faster and scars being less likely to set. First, crush up a cup of oatmeal so that it is ground to powder. Then, add the oatmeal to your hot bath. Soak in the bath for twenty minutes.
If you do not have the materials to crush up the oatmeal, you can also put the grains into a cotton sock and tie off the sock with a rubber band. Then, put the sock into the water so that it is fully submerged and wait for five to ten minutes. This will allow the water to permeate the cereal and extract what you need from it, which will then mix with the surrounding bathwater. Then, enter the bath and soak.
For more information, talk to a dermatologist that specializes in back acne such as Center Of Dermatology PC/Herschel E Stoller MD.