Here’s how you can beat the dreaded back acne

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Bacne can be a bigger issue than facial acne due to the lack of information available, so we went to the experts at Australian Skin Clinics to find out some straightforward facts about it.

What is it?

Bacne has the same characteristics as facial acne, including pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, red spots, oily skin and even scarring.

The severity can vary from the odd spot to large breakouts. It’s most common among boys in puberty, but some people experience it in adulthood.

No matter your age, there is no shame in having acne and treatment is available.

What causes it?

Just like facial acne, bacne has various causes. Most often, it results from glands producing an excess of oil and dead skin cells that block hair follicles.

The sweat from a workout or labour-intensive job can also cause breakouts.

How can I treat it?

First, treat the affected body area with the same products and skincare routine that you would use for your face!

Cleanse the skin thoroughly with a cleanser containing ingredients like salicylic acid, such as the Balense Microdermal Gentle Cleanser.

Combine this with the Balense Microdermal Cleansing Scrub once or twice a week to remove any dead skin cells that might be blocking your pores.

If you work out or sweat a lot, wearing loose-fitting clothing and always wash sweaty clothing promptly.

If bacne persists, consider microdermabrasion. It is not only for the face. Microdermabrasion can be used on areas such as the back to reduce and treat acne.

Likewise, laser treatments can be used to target the scarring left from the condition.

Balense Skincare Solutions available at Australian Skin Clinics. For more information or to book your free consultation with Australian Skin Clinics’ trained dermal technicians, check out their website or give them a call at 1300 303 014.

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