We all have to put up a constant fight against acne and pimples which may break out at any time not only on our face but also shoulder, neck, back, chest and even under arms. That’s a big fight! It becomes a cause of concern for us as it is triggered by the same elements that trigger the facial acne: overactive oil organs, bacteria’s and dead skin coagulating.
Your back may experience different types of skin break outs like Whiteheads similar to the ones you experience on your face and acne caused due to clogged pores which lead to blisters and cysts. Not only is it agonizing but also make it difficult for you to be able to wear clothes of your choice.
To manage your problem of back acne, you could try out these natural remedies at home to soothe the acne and eventually get rid of it without the use of chemical laden cosmetics. You could try out these few natural home remedies to heal your back acne problem.
Oatmeal scrub is a gentle body scrub that can be used anytime for any skin type to clear the skin of excess sebum oil. It clears your skin off dirt and opens up the pores helping the skin revive and gain it.
Apple cider vinegar fights acne like no other. It inhibits inflammation and bacterial growth responsible for skin breakouts also it helps balance the pH level of skin. The vinegar can be diluted in little water and applied on the affected area, rinse it off after 10 minutes and apply a moisturizer.
Honey is useful as it keeps the acne prone area hydrated. It’s helpful in preventing infection as it is an antibacterial and antibiotic agent. Dabbing honey on the affected area and leaving it for atleast 10-12 minutes will leave the skin smooth and eventually help get rid of acne. You can rinse it off using water.
This is yet another tested effective remedy for back acne treatment. This essential oil has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that treat acne. The usage of it helps the oil penetrate deep in the skin and cure the dryness and inflammation of the skin.
Cinnamon is known to have anti- bacterial properties and even battle yeast based diseases. When applied on the acne prone area it wipes out microbes that are behind acne breakouts. It’s powder can be applied directly on the affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes. It can be applied once daily if the acne situation is bad.
Aloe vera natural gel or organic aloe vera gel can also be used which helps kill the bacteria causing acne, reduce inflammation and promote healing. It can be simply applied on the affected area and repeated 2-3 times a week or to make it more affective it can be mixed with ½ tsp honey and pinch of turmeric, all mixed well together and applied leaving it for 15 minutes and then washing it off with cold water. This can be repeated once daily.