Let’s tell it like it is: Most of us are no stranger to back acne and the struggles that come with it. The skin on your back is tougher, and so those bumps and blemishes—which are often a nasty combo of whiteheads, blackheads, and even papules—are practically impossible to get rid of.
The trick, of course, is to know what actually causes bacne so you can take precautions and lower the chances of it happening. From there, you can finally zap out those zits and say hello to clear skin (and hubadera tops)! Stay informed, CGs!
1. Dirty linens and sheets
When left unwashed, bedsheets, blankets, and pillowcases become a playground for bacteria. It would be ideal to change your sheets once every two weeks (or once a week if you sweat a lot), and use a fragrance-free detergent when washing them.
2. Harsh hair products
The ugly truth: Your shampoo and conditioner could be irritating the skin on your neck, shoulders, and upper back. Opt for milder, more lightweight formulas and make sure you rinse well before stepping out of the shower.
Most body polishes and salts are best used up to twice a week only. And if your skin is already irritated and inflamed, the last thing you want to do is to try scrubbing out those spots.
Ditch exfoliators, loofahs, and buff puffs for now. Instead, use a gentle, nourishing body soap like Safeguard Natural Detox, which helps remove dirt and eliminate any toxins from the skin. It also leaves your complexion looking revitalized and energized.
4. Tight workout clothes
We know that you find that sports bra cute, but there’s a very real possibility that it’s the very thing causing your bacne. Tight, poorly ventilated activewear could trap sweat and dirt in your pores, and worsen skin irritation. Wear sweat-wicking clothes that help absorb moisture and keep you cool during your workout.
5. Heat and pollution
It’s no secret that dust, smoke, and heat aggravate acne on both your face and body. Unfortunately, exposure to environmental toxins goes hand-in-hand with your daily commute and long hours at the office.
The least you can do is to maintain an effective regimen that keeps breakouts at bay. Safeguard Natural Detox is infused with botanical extracts that help draw out grime and grease from your pores, making it an ideal first step in your morning and evening skincare routine. It's a great way to get that spa detox from the comforts of your own home.
Safeguard Natural Detox actively fights infection-causing germs, and protects your skin from irritation and inflammation. It also retains the natural moisture levels in your skin barrier, so that you still feel super hydrated after a shower. After all, the first step to clear, acne-free skin is usually clean skin.