Back acne also called Body acne is the acne you can get anywhere on your body. Usually on your chest, back, back of upper arms, shoulder and buttocks. I started getting the upper arm acne when I was pregnant and figured it was a side effect of pregnancy and would leave once I had the baby. I was wrong! A few months after baby, I was still suffering from it. So, rather than go to the doctor, I figured maybe there was something I could do myself to alleviate this.
First, I wanted to find out what causes it. All I found was that the exact cause is unknown. But, I have since heard multiple causes; hormones, weight gain, stress, diet. Since a certain cause couldn’t be narrowed down, I immediately wanted a cure. I found lots of information on how to get rid of it, but I’ll tell you what worked for me.
I started drinking more water, which made it worse at first than it started to get a little better. But what worked better than anything was that I started using a scrunchy sponge in the shower on the area and it started clearing up. I read somewhere that this would work because the clogged hair follicles may be causing the acne. Well, in my case, this must be true because it is helping. I also started to use Benzoyle Peroxide to stop any more acne from popping up. So far it has been getting a lot better, I still have a little acne but nothing like it was before. Now I am simply waiting to be completely free from it…
Anyone else have any tips or things that may work?