Back Acne or bacne can be a challenge and painful to treat. It also tends to pop up at the worst possible times, and it’s annoying! There are many causes of this common skin condition, especially for men. Clogged pores, excessive oil production, and even dead skin cells can be huge contributors. Another common cause of this is an individual’s lifestyle habits, such as working out or having a labor-intense job.
Fortunately Back Acne or “bacne,” as we call it, is treatable and can be prevented. Here are some regimens you can use in regards to back acne because I got your back, bro!
A.H.A Botanical Body Soap
Mario Badescu’s A.H.A Botanical Body Soap helps exfoliate the skin and smooth irritated areas with ingredients like papaya, grapefruit, and ginseng extract. Ulta reviewers noted that it was especially potent on back acne, and some saw results just days after using it daily.
Mighty Patch Surface
Do you know those clear hydrocolloid acne patches that magically absorb zits overnight? Meet the XL version, made specifically to target larger, concentrated breakouts on your face and body. (Pro tip: Cut patches in half to customize the size as needed.)
MARLOWE. No. 102 Men’s Body Scrub Soap
Using an exfoliating soap even when you’re not having a bacne flare-up can be a massive help in keeping them from coming back at all. A scrub soap like this uses microbeads to manually exfoliate away dead skin cells and debris that can build up over time. It’s a good option for the days between your benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cleanser.