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Acne is the most troublesome problem these days for everyone. It can appear on any part of the body like face, shoulder, back, chest, arms, underarms, and even stomach because of the oil-secreting glands, bacteria and dead skin coagulation there. It is a big fight for all of us. Here we discuss back acne only. Your back is exactly like your face which secretes sebum. sebum along with bacteria and dirt build up in the hair follicles and clog them. These clogged follicles break down and form an acne. There are many types of acne like papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads. The most troublesome and common are blackheads and whiteheads.
Whiteheads are a white bump developed because of plugged follicles which stayed closed underneath your skin for longer time.
Blackheads are black in colour and are formed when plugged follicles remain open. The Reaction between sebum and the air is a result of the black appearance of this acne.
You can’t control the appearance of acne because hormonal and genetic changes are out of control but you can reduce the chances of getting back acne by following these two methods only. One is preventing and second is treatment. We shall discuss some natural home remedies.
The Oatmeal scrub: Is very gentle on the body and can be used anytime and anywhere on the body to remove excess oil. It clears the skin by opening up the pores and rejuvenates as well.
Aloe Vera gel: Can be used to kill the acne-causing bacteria. It promotes healing and reduces inflammation. Just apply this gel to the affected area and repeat at least thrice a week. For better results mix a half cup of honey and a pinch of turmeric to the Aloe Vera gel, mix well and apply to the affected skin, leave for 15 minutes then wash off with cold water. You can try this once daily.
Tea tree oil: Has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The application of this essential oil helps to reduce inflammation and dryness of the skin. This is the medically tested remedy that treats acne.
Apple cider vinegar: balances the PH level of the skin. It fights acne like no other. Take few drops of vinegar in little water and apply on the affected skin, keep it for 10 minutes and rinse off with fresh water and apply ayurvedic moisturizer.
On the other hand, you can treat acne problem by over the counter treatment by consulting a good dermatologist for medication, if you have an acute chronic back acne problem. Also, good skin care is equally important. Take a regular bath with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and sweat. Use best ayurvedic skin care products, keep your hair clean, do not squeeze or pick acne lesions and avoid excessive sun exposure. Take care!