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Back acne

This might seem like a weird question, but has anyone tried facial masks for back acne? I've struggled with this problem for so long. It's not terrible, but nothing seems to work!

Re: Back acne

There are a few products I use that seem to help keep it under control:

~ The Clarisonic body brush head

~ The Murad Spray

~ Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads with jojoba which I just noticed Sephora doesn't carry anymore Smiley Sad 

Re: Back acne

I do use the Murad spray and like it. It's still too early to say how well it works but it feels great!


I've also thought about the PTR washes as well as the Murad one. While they both get great reviews, I do wonder how different they are from the much cheaper Neutrogenia 2% salicylic acid wash.. I know the other washes have vitamins and other fancies, but I don't think I could justify the expense if the only difference is additional moisturization. Has anyone tried Neutrogena versus Sephora brands?

Re: Back acne

you can shampoo and conditioner first then wash your body. then your diet like butter or any fatty foods avoid that. If you want lemon juice that's my treatment for acne face and body, just put on the pimple and the following day it will start to dry then you can repeat it, depends how big it is.

Re: Back acne

Hey there!


I've had this problem crop up on a couple of occasions, and do a couple things to prevent it. Like some of the others suggested, definitely rinse your shampoo and conditioner out BEFORE washing your skin. I've had shampoos with a lot of oils in them do some crazy clogging of pores in my skin! Another tip is if you work out- as soon as you are done, change out of sweaty clothing as soon as possible, and then shower as soon as possible. As your body cools down, your pores start to shrink and trap the sweat/oil in your pores. 


I also use a lesser expensive exfoliating wash (Neutrogena) with salicylic acid in it on areas I know I'm likely to break out. Never personally tried a mask, but if it's safe for your face, it should be safe for your back!

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Another thing I thought of is that for me, acne is distributed mostly on shoulder blades and horizontally below that upper middle back groove. So, it spares the upper mid-back and my lower back. I've never thought about it before, but is this the pattern others have been experiencing also? That'd be interesting!

I sleep with different shirts every night, but it makes me wonder if the pressure on those areas is what cases back acne in the first place!

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That is definitely likely! Also I found sometimes I get those where my bra sits, which I think is due to the bra keeping sweat and dirt trapped on my skin there. Another thing I found was whenever I used any hair oil (argan, moroccan, grape seed), it had a tendency to cause breakouts wherever my hair touched my skin.

Re: Back acne

I don't know what your body type is, but I stopped wearing bras unless the outfit is thin enough to show **bleep**.  Helped immensely as well, and strengthens some back muscles Smiley Happy

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Unfortunately (well, in this case) I am pretty well-endowed and I really can't imagine going without


Re: Back acne

Haha, love it! I'm not well-endowed, which is one reason to wear bras! 

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