If you’ve been fighting acne for a long time, you would know acne can be challenging, most especially when you don’t know what triggers it or why you keep having it.
Some type of acne come with menstrual cycle while some are just there, due to overproduction of sebum in the skin.
Acnes can appear anywhere in the body and that includes the back.
Back acne is very difficult to take care of. I mean you can’t see your back, well except you use a mirror. Even at that, there is a limit to how you can really take very good care of your back acne.
Most people tend to leave it just like that but others who are very conscious of its effect on their fashion sense, tend to find remedies to it.
Back acne is considered a moderately severe form of acne.
Factors that contribute to back acne are dead skin cells, dandruff, hormonal imbalances, shaving and waxing, friction, ingrown hair and the major culprit which is oily skin due to overactive glands.
What are the types of back acne?
When it comes to acne, there are two types; Inflammatory acne which includes nodules, cysts and papules, while non- inflammatory acne are blackheads and whiteheads.
Going natural is the best way to cure any kind of illness most especially the skin-related diseases. Here are six remedies you should try for your back acne:
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is that green plant we see everywhere that we never get to try. Aloe vera possesses natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help in getting rid of inflamed acne.
You will need a tablespoon of aloe vera gel, apply it to the affected area and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it off.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has anti-inflammatory properties and possesses bactericidal properties as well. It can help in reducing inflammation around the acne affected area.
Cut a lemon in half and rub on your back, you can get someone to do this. Leave for 30 minutes and try to stay away from the sun.
3. Vitamin D
This can be used to treat acne lesions. Eat more food rich in vitamin D, foods like meats, eggs, fish and almonds.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
This contains anti-inflammatory properties. It may not only reduce inflammation of the acne but it can also help soothe lesion.
Add a tablespoon of the cider to a cup of water and use this to rub the affected area.
5. Baking Soda
This can relieve acne, baking soda can also soothe swelling and redness. It can also absorb excess oil from the skin, drying out acne and helping it heal faster.
Add baking soda to water to make a thick paste, apply the paste and leave for 20 minutes.
Yoghurt is rich in probiotics, which are healthy or good bacteria that live in your gut. This can help reduce inflammation too.