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How To Get Rid of Back Acne or 'Bacne'?

How To Get Rid of Back Acne or 'Bacne'?

Acne is more common as the weather heats up, thanks to frequent application of sunscreens and lotions coupled with excess sweat and clothing trapping in heat. Other common causes of back acne are stress, use of new hair products, sweat, hormonal imbalances, clothing fibres and a change of washing agents or detergents.Being aware of your skin type and its typical causes of irritation will help avoid aggravation. Here are five ways to keep the pesky pimples at bay:

Cover up

Covering up your body means making sure you wear cotton T-shirts or tank tops to help wick away sweat. Covering up your skin with non-comedogenic (they break down the excess oils on your skin but don't strip your skin of the necessary moisture and nutrients) oil-free sunscreens goes a long way in keeping pimples away.


Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis helps prevent clogging pores that give rise to pimples. A granular exfoliant cleanser is a handy treatment in the shower – use it to cover all of your acne-prone parts. Even a soft brush or a loofah does the trick but make sure you don’t over-do it and use these softly on your skin - too much scrubbing can aggravate acne.

Act now!

Don't wait until your zits fully erupt to start zapping them with medication. Salicylic Acid (OTC) is a good start as it is a peeling agent that causes shedding of the outer layer of skin. We recommend though, that you always consult your dermatologist first.

Regulate your hormones

If you're suffering from hormonal imbalances, visit your doc. There's a chance you may be suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovaries – is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts or benign masses on the ovaries.) that can cause various problems and aggravate your acne. If so, be prepared to make minor changes to your diet or lifestyle, as advised by your doctor.

Avoid the sun

Sun exposure with unprotected, inflamed pimples can cause dark spots. Our advice: Opt for cleansers and drying agents during breakouts - and wear oil-free sunscreen at all times. Use Kaya’s Sweat-proof Sunscreen SPF 30+, which is water and sweat resistant. It delivers up to 8-hour broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. A light white colored cream, it leaves the skin with a smooth silky after-feel, and keeps it protected for long.  

The skin on your back is one of the most neglected areas of your body. Patchy, dull skin marred by acne, scars and pigmentation is a sign of neglect, but with Kaya’s Signature Back Therapy, you can discover a radiant, flawless back that will beg you to show it off.

Kaya Back Shine pampers your skin by first cleansing the back and then following it up with skin polishing & brightening, using microdermabrasion to remove the dead layer of superficial skin. Your skin is then exfoliated revealing new skin that is clearer and smoother.

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