Caitlyn
Dedicated November 2019

Back Acne- help

Caitlyn, on February 27, 2019 at 10:10 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 34
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So I have moderate back acne. I've been pretty routine with scrubbing with an ance wash every time I shower, pretty much since I've been engaged. My dress is open back and having a dress with an open back was important to me, so I knew I'd have to crack down on clearing it up. It's been pretty bad for a few years now, and I know eating a healthier diet would probably help, but I'm looking for a really really really great acne wash. I do not want to have to apply make up to my back on the big day, cause then it gets on the dress, them it might get on my grooms suit, etc. What are some great products for ance??? So far I've tried Oxy, and clearasil.

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Latest activity by Lisa, on March 1, 2019 at 3:10 PM
  • Caitlyn
    Dedicated November 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    This is my dress

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    I had the grossest looking chest acne. I read online that people with body acne should try African black soap. I gave it ago and it's my miracle product. I no longer have to hide my chest or apply makeup. I use Shea Moisture African black soap that I bought at Walmart. Best of luck
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2019
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    Proactive has a really good body wash. I get back acne and some chest acne in the winter time and the Proactive scrub has worked the best. I believe you can order it online through Ulta.
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  • Shana
    Just Said Yes May 2019
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    I had the exact same problem with back acne. I could NOT find anything to even touch it, tried changing diet, everything. My dermatologist recommended Differin gel and benzyl peroxide of at least 2.5% applied every night. You can buy them both at any drug store or on Amazon. My skin has never looked better. Hope you find something that helps!

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  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
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    I don't know what your diet is right now, but when I cut out milk from my diet my skin became SO MUCH BETTER! I struggled with my skin for years, and then stopped drinking milk for a few weeks for an unrelated reason and noticed that within days my skin became so much better. If you drink a lot of milk, maybe try cutting it out of your diet for a week or so and see if that helps at all. Now I rarely have breakouts, and it might sound crazy but if I drink a glass of milk I can pretty much guarantee that I'll break out within a day or two.


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  • Nora
    Expert July 2019
    Nora ·
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    I swear by Biore Baking Soda Scrub! Works wonders and surprised my FH on how well it worked haha Plus getting the right moisturizer for your skin is important too!
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  • Caitlyn
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    I dont want to admit it...but I think dairy definitely doesn't help. Which is a bummer because I love my morning coffee with cream. I've tried almond and coconut milk creamers, but it's not the same 🙁
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  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
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    I haven't given up cream in my coffee, or cheese (love cheese), but I significantly cut back on dairy elsewhere. Maybe start with a little less cream than you would normally use, or try it for a week to see if there is a difference. If the wedding is your "finish line", you mentally don't have to commit to giving something up forever!

    At one point I was also trying to get in shape without exercising (LOL) and I cut soda out which also helped my skin a lot! After about a week of no soda, now it just tastes too sweet for me, and I stick with seltzer.


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  • Porterpoppin
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    Porterpoppin ·
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    I think diet change could really help. I don’t have back acne but my face has it’s moments lol. I’ve started using this Aveeno facial cleanser and scrub for the last 2 weeks and its made a difference

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    Lynn ·
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    A scrub can irritate acne. Also make sure you rinse your conditioner from your hair really well it can irritate your back. There is a spray from Neutrogena that sprays upside down to spray your back. It works great. Also see a Derm if possible and get a back treatment. Its like a facial except on your back our Estitician recemomended and it was a life changer. Beautiful dress

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  • Saydee
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    Saydee ·
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    Try to buy African black soap from a natural vendor. While I love that brand, the ABS they sell in stores can be commercialized a lot
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  • Sally
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Sally ·
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    I tried benzoyl peroxide... it reduced it appearance and number but i still have scaring and few left... I'm looking for a way too Smiley sad I wonder if their are some back treatment at clincs ....
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  • Amanda
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    Gorgeous! ♡
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  • Caitlyn
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    Caitlyn ·
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    What about this one?

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  • Saydee
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    Saydee ·
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    Yes that will work. I also have a tub of the stuff that has it in a taffy like texture. It is very rough too. (The store brand adds dye to it). It may help to have your FH scrub your back lightly for you
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    Sashy ·
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    I agree with Lynn, a scrub can irritate your skin especially if you use every day. As an aesthetician I can tell you that daily scrubs dry out your skin which causes your body to produce more oil/sebum bc it wants to "correct" the dryness, in turn, causing more acne. NEVER trust a product that says "daily scrub" on it...in the long run it will 100% affect your skin negatively. Drink lots of water, change your bed sheets often, cut down sugar and dairy, MOISTURIZE, and don't eat spice food. Milk baths are good for moisturizing the skin and cutting up lemon and having someone pass it through your back is good for lightening acne scars. Good luck!
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  • Cookie
    Beginner October 2019
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    Oh man I thought I was the only one. I have been using clean and clear body wash and retin A so far it’s been helping
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  • Lc
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    Lc ·
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    For me none of those products worked. Even the African black soap Smiley sad I ended up not having time to see Derm before my wedding so I just sucked it up!

    Now I’m on a medication twice a day that’s supposed to help clear the acne in 2-3 months, so we’ll see. Maybe go see a dermatologist before trying on any of the random stuff on this thread (only saying that because you have a deadline & I’d mostly trust a professional). There’s just way too many options out there & they might not work for you the way the work for other people.

    Either way you will look beautiful 😊 I wasn’t able to get rid of mine before my wedding, and even though I can see it in some of my photos & it’s frustrating, it’s not the end of the world and I still really really LOVE my photos. Be kind to yourself! Good luck!
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  • Sophie
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    Sophie ·
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    Definitely increase your water jntake
    Improve diet
    change your sheets weekly
    make sure you’re getting a proper combination of acne treatment and moisturizer as well. The winter air causes dry skin which could be further clogging your pores.
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    Invest in green bentonite clay. Mix according to instructions and smear it all over your back. Let it dry, then shower and scrub it off. It will be messy but it is kind of like a pore strip. It will suck out toxins from your pores and help reduce inflammation.

    Tea tree oil should be used as an oil cleanse. It will kill bacteria. And then wash with sensitive skin wash: CeraVe and Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Cleanser. If you don’t have time to do the clay. Do the tea tree.

    Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water! Nettle tea can also help as does green tea. Sometimes acne is hormonal so make sure everything is okay in that department.
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