Breakouts on face are a common problem and sight. You mean to say they are found on the back and butts too? Yes, that’s because acne can happen anywhere on your body that have hair follicles and oil secreting glands. So how do we treat with the troubling acne on ‘bacne’ and ‘buttne’ as they are fondly called? Do these expert DIY home remedies.
Take Showers Regularly: Even if you have oily skin, make sure that you shower regularly. After a workout, don’t immediately get into your workout clothes but into the shower to wash off the sweat and bacteria on your skin. At the time of shower, use a body cleanser that contains an acne-fighting ingredient like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate the problem back and bottom using an acne-fighting body scrub twice or thrice a week to reduce the buildup of dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts. Wear exfoliating gloves when doing this.
Do Body Brushing: At times we fail to properly cleanse our back. So when cleansing or exfoliating it, use a soft body brush with a long handle. Avoid scrubbing too hard as that can lead to further irritation and breakouts.
Topical Treatment: If your skin breakouts are on areas where your hands cannot reach, go for a spray skin treatment such as Neutrogena and a few other acne brands available.
Avoid Scratching : Scratching of breakouts on your back and bottom can easily be the reason of scars and can also get new bacteria to affect the area, so stay away from picking it.
Avoid Textured Fabric: Lace or textured fabrics when pressed against the skin can cause friction particularly on your back leading to acne breakouts. Opt for soft, smooth cotton fabrics that will provide a protective barrier between your skin and clothing.
Avoid Certain Body Lotions : If you’re prone to body acne, be careful of the lotion you apply when you get
out of the shower. Look for a water-based body lotion if you have dry or rough skin on your back.
Wash Your Bed linen: Wash your bed sheets at least once a week. That’s because even when they look spotless, they encourage bacteria.
Eat Healthy: A healthy diet can have a positive effect on your skin’s health. Eating certain
foods can help clear up your skin and give it a healthier, prettier tone.
These tips will go a long way in keeping acne breakout on back and bottom under control. However, our cleanliness and hygiene goes a long way in keeping acne breakouts at bay.