We are used to talking about acne, meaning pimples on the face. But there is also a bakne (from the English back - "back" and acne - "acne") - pimples on the back. We will tell you why they arise and what to do with them.

Bakne: why pimples appear on the back and how to deal with them

Down with clothes

The back also has pores and they clog too. Most often this happens due to the fact that the skin in this area sweats quite a lot, being "locked" under T-shirts or, even worse, sweaters, if we are talking about winter. This is why the first thing to do is take off your sweaty clothes as soon as possible. Right after the gym, if we are talking about fitness, or when you step into the house, if we are talking about a walk in frosty weather.

Purify and Conquer

Step two - cleansing... If you are concerned about acne on your back, remember to cleanse the area thoroughly while washing. That is, when you use shower gel, thoroughly lather the area on your upper back (but also carefully remove the lather from it, too, as this can also cause unnecessary irritation).

Tip: always wash your head first, and only then proceed to the body. The fact is that if you rinse off hair balm carelessly , it can remain on the skin of your back and clog your pores. And this is exactly what we are trying to minimize.

The more serious the problem, the more expert the solution must be. If there are a lot of pimples on their back and they don't seem to be planning to go away, try rubbing them with a mild facial cleanser. with salicylic acid... If your back is caused by sweating, following these simple recommendations, the skin will become smoother and cleaner in a couple of weeks.

It could be worse

Keep in mind, if you don't just have little nasty pimples on your back, but large and rather painful pimples, which neither high-quality washing nor salicylic acid can handle, it is important for you to see a dermatologist. Back acne can be caused by the same bacteria as facial acne. And then the problem must be solved with the help of professionally selected prescription drugs. 

Your skin will be clean and smooth pretty quickly too - you just have to put in a little more effort.