Most people who suffer from body acne have back acne. Having acne on the back is embarrassing, especially when it’s summer and you want to wear tank tops and swimsuits, or you have a big event coming and you want to wear this beautiful strapless dress. In those cases, you will want to know how to get rid of back acne fast.
Getting rid of back acne is not easy but it is possible whether you have mild, moderate or severe back acne. There are many ways to get rid of back acne: treatments, washes, home remedies, sprays, and many products that combine chemical and natural ingredients for best results.
Here are some tips that will help you determine the best way to get rid of back acne, according to the severity of your acne and according to your skin type. Remember that there is not one solution that will work for everyone, and that you might need to combine several products and try different products before you can find what works for you. If your goal is to get rid of back acne fast, it is essential that you follow the tips below.
How severe is your back acne?
You need to know how severe is your back acne before starting any treatment or purchasing any product. Look at your back and look at how many whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, nodules and cysts you have. Here is how to evaluate the severity of your back acne:
- You have mild back acne if you have only some whiteheads and/or blackheads, with few pimples.
- You have mild to moderate back acne if you have many whiteheads and/or blackheads, as well as multiple pimples, but no more than one small nodule (a nodule is a very big pimple you can feel with your fingers) or cyst (a cyst is a nodule that is deep and usually painful).
- You have moderate back acne if you have many whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, but no more than a few nodules or cysts.
- You have severe back acne if you have many whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, as well as many nodules and cysts.
For more information on back acne severity, check out our Back Acne page.
If you have severe back acne, you should see a dermatologist who will prescribe an appropriate treatment.
If have mild, mild to moderate, or moderate back acne, your next step to get rid of back acne is to determine the type of your back skin. Why is it important? Because when you apply products or treatments, even home remedies, to treat back acne, your skin will react differently according to your skin type. While a product might work well for mild acne for someone with oily skin, it might not work or irritate the skin of someone with sensitive skin.
What is your skin type?
Basically there are 5 types of skin: normal, combination, oily, dry, and sensitive. You need to look at your back and determine if your skin is oily, normal, sensitive, etc.
Most of the time if you have back acne, you do not have normal skin on your back. It is common to have oily skin on the back, because this is where you have more oil producing glands. You can also have sensitive skin, which means your skin will react to some substances contained in skin care products. Sensitive skin can show redness or dryness and can easily be itching or burning.
For more information on skin types, check out our How To Get Rid Of Body Acne page.
Choosing the right back acne products
Once you what your skin type is and how severe your acne condition is, your can choose the best product for you. Choosing the product that is right for you is essential if you want to have success with your treatment. Most over-the-counter products have been designed to get rid of mild and moderate back acne, and there are products that are more suited to sensitive skin types.
Here are a few suggestions of products to help you get rid of back acne.
|Zenmed Body Acne Combo
The treatment is a 2-step treatment composed of ZENMED® Botanical Acne Mask and Spot Treatment, as well as ZENMED® Botanical Body Acne Wash and it has been designed to get rid of back acne. It contains herbal ingredients such as chamomile, horsetail, calendula, aloe vera, witch hazel, and many essential oils.
|Zenmed Acne Therapy for Dry Mature Skin
This treatment, designed for dry skin, flaky skin, or mature skin, will help to minimize enlarged pores, treating and preventing whiteheads, blackheads and clogged pores. It contains glycolic, ascorbic and salicylic acids.
|Exposed Acne Kit
Exposed Acne Kit has been designed for sensitive skin. The treatment helps eliminate acne bacteria, unclog skin pores and exfoliate. It combines chemical and natural ingredients for maximum results.