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Back Acne

What is Back Acne?

The back is one area that is extremely prone to acne breakouts, which includes blackheads, blemishes, and cysts. Typically, blackheads on the back, will go unnoticed, but blemishes and cysts can be painful, particularly when they rub against clothing or if located along the shoulder blades or neck, which are frequently moving and twisting.

Treatments

When dealing with back acne simple, self care techniques can help skin clear up more quickly. To avoid scarring, don't pick at the blemish. Wear loose fitting clothes and opt for natural fibers in your clothes like cotton. Use products that contain salicylic acid, retinol, and natural antibacterials like tea tree. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Back Acne

When you think of acne breakouts, you likely think of large red blemishes marring the face, but in actuality, acne can strike on many parts of the body. The back is one area that is extremely prone to breakouts, so much so that there is even a common term for acne that appears on the back-- "backne."

Acne is a blanket term that includes blackheads (tiny dark black spots that appear on the skin), blemishes (inflamed red areas that are sometimes called zits or pimples) and cysts (large pockets of inflamed red tissue that lie deep within the complexion). Typically, if you have blackheads on your back, you won't notice that they are there, but blemishes and cysts can be painful, particularly when they rub against your clothing or if located along your shoulder blades or neck, which are frequently moving and twisting.

Causes

Back acne forms within the pores, the tiny openings that cover your skin. If these tiny openings become blocked, they can harbor bacteria, which triggers an inflammatory response within your skin. Set in motion by your immune system, this inflammatory response causes the affected area to become red and swollen, forming a blemish or, in severe cases, a cyst.

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