Easy to hide in the cooler months, bacne becomes a bigger concern in summer - when trips to the beach, singlets and low cut tops mean we can become more self-conscious of our blemishes.
Although we mostly see bacne in men, it is not unusual for women's backs to also become congested and textured. A course of Cleansing Back Treatments, internal supplements and a new skincare routine can make a MASSIVE difference to the appearance of the bacne quite quickly.
Making simple changes to your lifestyle is super important - here are a few tips to help keep breakouts at bay:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 / Wear loose workout clothes. The combined heat, pressure and friction from your tight clothing or gym gear can trigger a specific form of breakouts known as acne mechanica.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2/ Although it’s true that sweat doesn’t cause acne directly, it can be one of the many triggers for nasty breakouts. Change out of your sweaty clothes and shower ASAP. If you can't shower immediately after a workout, consider keeping Medik8 Salicylic Blemish Pads in your gym bag and giving your back a quick swipe.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3/ Over washing and scrubbing can strip your skin's natural barriers and lead to inflammation, but gentle exfoliation is key to getting rid of texture. Use a scrub on your back once or twice a week and moisturize every day. Medik8 make a great Smooth Body Kit with everything you need.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4/ If you wear high-vis clothing to work your skin can literally "cook" in the synthetic fabrics, many of our clients struggle with bacne more when they are on site. Wear pure cotton or bamboo singlets or undershirts that lets your skin breathe and can absorb perspiration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Finally, folliculitis from hair removal and clothing friction can often look like acne, so ask an expert if your breakouts are really acne or something else...