Tuesday, April 15, 2014

STYL+ Beauty Insider - How to get rid of bacne (Back Acne)

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By Faz Abdul Gaffa, inSing.com - 15 Apr 2014 07:07 AM

 

Bacne (or back acne, for the uninitiated) often goes unnoticed until you have to put on your favourite low-back summer dresses. But all hope is not lost - yes, even if you’ve been suffering from a spotted back for a while now.
PHOTO: Bacne (or back acne, for the uninitiated) often goes unnoticed until you have to put on your favourite low-back summer dresses. But all hope is not lost - yes, even if you’ve been suffering from a spotted back for a while now.
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Unlike a zit smack in the middle of your face, bacne (or back acne, for the uninitiated) often goes unnoticed until you have to put on your favourite low-back summer dresses. But all hope is not lost - yes, even if you’ve been suffering from a spotted back for a while now.

Like the zits on your face, bacne (and chest acne, actually) can occur because of stress and hormones. But unlike traditional acne, zits on your back can happen due to the clothing you wear and the activities you go through in your daily lives. 

It doesn’t help that the back and chest have thousands of sebaceous glands which produce excess oil and can lead to clogged pores, of course. Perspiration and tight fitting clothing are also factors that can explain why many physically active men and women are prone to bacne.

Step 1: Assess & take control of the situation
This may require some flexibility, and a full length mirror. After a shower (or as and when it’s convenient for you to be naked), check out the bumpiness situation you have going on.

Find out where your bacne happens most. If your zits are closer to where your bra straps, or your sports bra straps lie, it may be time to switch up your detergent to make sure your underthings really are clean when you wash them. It may also be because no amount of detergent can clean out the germs in your bra and sports bra, so it’s about time you throw them out, girlfriend.

If you’ve ruled out your underthings, look at what you’re using in the shower. Throw out the old loofah or shower sponge, and stick to antibacterial body cleansers like those from Cetaphil.

Also, help minimise new breakouts by showering immediately after you get home after a long day out, or after you’ve been working out.

Step 2: Treat your spots
Just like you would with acne on your face, you need to treat the spots on your back to make sure it’s a back worth showing off. Treat the spots starting with what you’re using in the shower.  Use a benzoyl peroxide wash - leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.

At night, you can spot treat with an acne formula that also contains benzoyl peroxide, like Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion. It’s worth noting that benzoyl peroxide has the potential to bleach what you're wearing and lying on, so stick to white t-shirts and white sheets while you're doing this.

You can also spot treat, if you’re flexible enough, using Mario Badescu’s famous Drying Lotion. The Salicylic Acid and Zinc Oxide will help to disinfect and heal while the calamine in the product helps to reduce redness and calms the skin. It’s a great product to use for acne on your face too.

Remember that when you’re trying to clear up your back, you should stick to loose, breathable clothing as often as possible. Yes, you may look like you’re rocking a sack now, but it’ll be worth it.

Step 3: Get to scrubbing
Get rid of dead skin on your back, because dead skin clogs the pores, and this can lead to even more zits. I trust my back matters in the hands of my trusted pink Japanese beauty cloth, Salux. The super long textured wash towel is more sanitary than a loofah, because you can actually dry the cloth through, unlike a loofah most of the time and it’s definitely more effective than a regular ole’ washcloth.

Good luck, in a few months, your back will definitely be worth Instagramming.
By Faz Abdul Gaffa, inSing.com - 15 Apr 2014 07:07 AM

Faz Abdul Gaffa is the editor of STYL+ and spends her time in Singapore and Los Angeles where her partner resides. She can usually be found writing up a storm, working out at Ritual or obsessively posting on Instagram. If you rummage through her hot pink bag, you will probably find, buried in the midst of heavy-duty antihistamines and Hello Kitty paraphernalia, enough skincare and beauty products to take over the world.
PHOTO: Faz Abdul Gaffa is the editor of STYL+ and spends her time in Singapore and Los Angeles where her partner resides. She can usually be found writing up a storm, working out at Ritual or obsessively posting on Instagram. If you rummage through her hot pink bag, you will probably find, buried in the midst of heavy-duty antihistamines and Hello Kitty paraphernalia, enough skincare and beauty products to take over the world.
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Ashlyn Rae - Body Rear View

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Treat your spots. Just like you would with acne on your face, you need to treat the spots on your back to make sure it’s a back worth showing off.
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