Like it is not enough to get acne on the face you can also get them on your back too. Pimples on back, even though you cannot see them are very uncomfortable, and you definitely do not need them during the summertime when you want to show some skin. Studies have shown that people that have problems with face acne will also have to deal with back acne too. What is the main reason of having this bumps on your back remains unknown, but as any acne, no matter the location, they are the result of the same things. Inflammation is one reason, then clogged pores or a bacteria. Dead skin usually clogged the pores and the skin`s natural oil is stuck in the pore, which is a perfect breeding ground for a bacteria to flourish and to result in inflammation. If the infection is on the surface of the skin, then you will have blackheads or whiteheads, which are mild acne. But if the infection is deeper the acne will be more severe.
Causes of Pimples on Back
Nobody knows what causes acne. Some professionals believe that one of the causes is a rise in the hormone androgen. The levels of this hormone rise when a person reaches puberty, and the oil glands under your skin grow and they produce more oil. Some experts believe that having acne can also be genetic. Some medicines that contain lithium can also cause acne. Hormone changes during menstrual period or pregnancy can also cause acne. When you sweat during the summer or when you exercise, the sweat on your skin mixes with the oil and the toxins on your skin, the pores become irritated and the result can be the appearing of acne not only on your back but also at the back of your neck too. Clothes that are made of materials that do not allow the skin to breathe, also can irritate your skin. There is another form of acne that can appear on your back known as acne mechanica. They appear if you constantly irritate your skin, like if you are wearing a backpack, and plus if you are wearing a shirt that doesn`t allow your skin to breathe, no doubt you will get acne.
How to Get Rid of Pimples on Back (Home Remedies)
The treatment of what kind of acne you have. If you are dealing with mild acne, they can be treated with some medications that you can buy at the pharmacy without a prescription. You only have to apply the medicine on the skin. You also have some things at your home that you can use as remedies for back pimples.
Sea salt is one of them. It dries your skin, and it takes away all the oil that causes acne on your back. This is a very quick and effective method to get rid of pimples on your back and neck. All you have to do is to prepare yourself a bath. Then put 2 or 3 cups of sea salt in the warm water and soak in it for about half an hour. After the bath, if your skin is too dry, you can apply some lotion but not too much. You can do this couple of times a day and your acne will go away in a week.
Another ingredient that is good for any type of skin is oatmeal. It exfoliate your skin, to clean the dirt and to open the pores. Oatmeal bath is perfect for eliminating back pimples and also it will get rid of scars. It is very easy to prepare oatmeal bath. You should put 3 spoons oatmeal in a sock or a cloth. Put the sock in the warm water and squeeze the sock occasionally to let the juices of the oatmeal mix with water. Stay in the bath for about half an hour, once is enough but if you want you can repeat this even twice a day. Oatmeal can also be combined with honey to prepare a homemade mask. Oatmeal will clean the excessive oil and the honey, with its antibacterial properties will help to cure your pimples. Cook the 3 spoons of oatmeal with some water and add 2 or 3 spoons of honey. Apply the mask on your back and neck if necessary, when it cools down and leave it for 15 min and then wash it with warm water.
Seek professional advice if your back pimples don`t go away even after you tried everything.