Bacne is that bitch that we all want to get rid of immediately. Although we can't really see the pimples, the thought of having them is simply annoying. Also, bacne is something we can't just ignore—the zits are sometimes painful!
We're fortunate to have products and treatments available that can help us clear body acne. Ahead, we list down the best things you can try to zap zits on your back and shoulders.
HOW TO GET RID OF BACNE: SOAPS
Clear skin starts with clean skin. Wash the affected area with any of these bath soaps to get rid of bacne pronto.
Best soap for bacne: Skin Potions Acne Pie Calming Soap
You've probably seen this product all over Instagram. The Skin Potions Acne Pie Calming Soap has a lot of glowing reviews because it effectively gets rid of impurities and dries out face and body acne.
Skin Potions Acne Pie Calming Soap, P250, Lazada
Best soap for bacne: Aztec Secret Facial and Body Soap with Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar
This soap contains bentonite clay that sucks out the gunk stuck in the pores and apple cider vinegar that controls excess oil production. It also promises to balance the skin's pH for a more resilient skin barrier.
Aztec Secret Facial and Body Soap with Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar 65gx2, P129, Watsons
Best soap for bacne: Dr. Wong's Sulfur Soap
If you find the usual acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide too harsh for your skin, turn to the zit-zapping abilities of sulfur. This body soap has been around for decades—a huge sign that it really works.
Dr. Wong's Sulfur Soap, P53, Watsons
Best soap for bacne: One Earth Organics DCR Complexion Soap
An organic bar soap that's charged with activated bamboo charcoal to ~force out~ deep-seated dirt. It also has gentle detoxifying ingredients like moringa extract and soybean oil to cleanse the skin.
One Earth Organics DCR Complexion Soap, P149, One Earth Organics
Best soap for bacne: Lush Parsley Porridge Soap
This herbal soap helps the skin stay clear of bacne and calms existing breakouts. The mix of oatmeal, aloe vera gel, thyme, and tea tree oil create the perfect soothing bar soap for acne-prone skin.
Lush Parsley Porridge Soap, P395, Lush
HOW TO GET RID OF BACNE: TONER MISTS
Like your face, your body will benefit from a toner that's enriched with acne-fighting ingredients.
Best bacne spray: Celeteque Back Acne Spray
This toner dislodges dead skin cells and sebum buildup to prevent bacne. It's enriched with salicylic acid to treat existing breakouts and niacinamide to brighten dark spots.
Celeteque Back Acne Spray, P320, Lazada
Best bacne spray: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don't Bother Me! Spray Me From Behind Back Acne Spray
Loaded with Anti-Acne PUREFIX-DC, this mist-type toner dries out zits in no time. It also has salicylic acid to unclog the sebum buildup, preventing upcoming breakouts.
Snoe Shoo-zit! Don't Bother Me! Spray Me From Behind Back Acne Spray, P349, Lazada
Best bacne spray: Beach Born Healing Toner
If the Beach Born Healing Toner works on the face, you can be sure that it will clear bacne, too! Its main ingredient is witch hazel extract, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also has aloe vera and lavender to soothe breakouts.
Beach Born Healing Toner, P280, BeachBorn.ph.
HOW TO GET RID OF BACNE: BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTS
Pop any of these beauty pills to help manage zits from head to toe.
This is the first clinically tested drug approved by the Philippine FDA as an anti-acne medicine. Each capsule contains the following: Lactoferrin to inhibit bacterial growth and promote skin immunity; vitamin E to protect the skin from UV damage; and zinc to accelerate the wound-healing process.
Lactezin, P2,500, Watsons
Puritan's Pride Zinc for Acne
This beauty supplement fights acne from within. The combination of nutrients—zinc, vitamins A, C, B6, and E—all work together to heal and prevent breakouts both on the face and body.
Puritan's Pride Zinc for Acne 100 tablets, P650, BeautyMNL
HOW TO GET RID OF BACNE: PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS
For more permanent results and intensive treatments, try these services that target bacne.
Skin Station Back Treatment for Acne
This is a deep cleaning treatment with comedone extraction that lasts for 90 minutes. The aesthetician will search every nook and cranny of your back to squeeze out nasty zits.
Skin Station Back Treatment for Acne, P900, Skin Station
Aesthetic Science Backcial
This 45-minute treatment provides a thorough cleaning of the back. It starts with an application of exfoliating acids to purge out the impurities. The aesthetician then extracts the breakouts and does a chemical peel to brighten the marks.
Aesthetic Science Backcial, P1,080 to 1,780, Aesthetic Science Alabang
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