Back acne or “Backne” is very common among teens and young adults – especially in boys. Athletic clothing which may trap sweat and dead skin cells (such as abrasive gear like football shoulder pads) and a general over-secretion of the oil glands in this area can cause breakouts.
1. You can treat back acne the same way you treat it on your face – with Clear Start™ products! Don’t over-cleanse the skin with harsh soap, vigorous scrubbing movements, or rough loofahs or back brushes, as this will exacerbate the situation. Wash with Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash, a soap-free cleanser designed for your face and wherever you get breakouts.
2. Don’t reach for a mentholated astringent, which can have a drying S.D. Alcohol base (which over-strips skin). Instead, grab Breakout Clearing All Over Toner, a refreshing skin toner that helps control oil and bacteria. Its convenient spray bottle helps you spritz hard-to-reach areas effectively.
3. Gentle exfoliation can really help breakouts – so reach for Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub This gentle breakout-fighting, pore-refining scrub and masque contains purifying clays to pull excess oil from skin, while Silica scrubs away dulling surface cells.
4. Treat the affected area while you sleep with Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment.