Back acne, bacne, whatever you call it, zits on your back can be prevented so you can hit the beach with ease.
Summer weather means bathing suits, halternecks, backless tops and dresses. They're sexy and a great way to beat the heat. Backne, those awful spots and pimples are a fashion don't. If you have bacne, you know, back acne, you feel that you’re stuck wearing tees and tanks. You also feel stifled by the heat. Did you know that if you follow these quick and easy tips, you can stop bacne from bugging you again.
Most of the time, Bacne can be caused by shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Yes. Those same ingredients that make you hair healthy and feel great, could be irritating your back. The solution is very simple; wash and condition your hair first in the shower. As for styling your hair, wear a bathrobe or slip a towel over your shoulders before applying product. If you have long hair, after washing and conditioning it, clip it into a messy bun.
Step-by-step directions to conquer bacne in the shower:
- Wash your hair.
- Condition your hair. If you have long hair, you might want to pull your hair into a messy bun and secure with a hair clip.
- While the conditioner is doing its stuff, take the time to shave your pits and legs. Now, you’re multi-tasking.
- Before rinsing out the conditioner, wash your face. Then while you’re under the spray, you’re rinsing your hair of conditioner and rinsing off the soap from your face.
- Before you soap up your body, stick your now clean hair back into a messy bun.
- Soap up
- Extra step, but worth it if you're paranoid about getting zits on your back: With hair still in the clip, step under the shower spray and rinse yourself all over from top to bottom.
- Wash your hair.
- Soap up your body.
- Condition your hair.
- Rinse everything off at the same time.
- After rinsing every bit of you, clip your hair up into a messy bun, and re-rinse take extra time to ensure that your back is completely rinsed off of soap and shampoo/conditioner.
Remember that you won’t see results immediately. If your skin became irritated by the shampoo/conditioning ingredients, it will take some time for it to calm down.
When it comes to styling your hair; if you've been applying gel, mousse, or what have you on your strands and your shoulders and back are bare, these products could be what's irritating your skin. While styling products can be a great tool for the perfect 'do, they can irritate the skin. Irritated skin gets...yes, you got it, backne! Eeewww.
A super quick tip is to wear a bathrobe before using styling products. Don't have a bathrobe? Simply place a towel over your shoulders so that it covers your shoulders and back before styling. The towel will sop up the extra product instead of your back.
If the issue persists, even after you changed the order, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. If you are, you might want to visit your GP or a dermatologist. They could recommend super gentle products and possibly pinpoint which ingredient is the one causing the issue. And yes, they'll have something that you can apply to your skin to make it healthy and clear of icky bacne.
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