Acne on your back and similar blemishes are as painful as they are annoying at times. After all, the potential soreness makes them a frustrating thing to deal with at any point, but it can also be embarrassing during the summer when we often expose more skin. Dealing with persistent bacne can be particularly frustrating as it can end up restricting our outfit choices purely on the grounds of maintaining our overall comfort. Why do we have to experience bacne and similar blemishes though? Is there anything to do to make it go away? These questions are actually relatively easy to answer. Bacne and other back blemishes tend to happen for similar reasons to most blemishes ranging from reasons related to lifestyle, diet, and even our very genetics. It’s worth looking into some of the general causes and how to solve them so that we’re all better equipped to face a breakout that next time that one happens.
The bad news is that sometimes you end up having breakouts of bacne thanks to your genetics or hormonal fluctuations in the body. These are harder to deal with that most other potential sources and all you can really do in response it try conventional treatment for the problem. Genetic factors that increase the likelihood for bacne don’t automatically mean you’re always going to get it. It simply raises the chances for the situations that cause it to actually result in a breakout. Hormonal shifts tend to be a bit more finicky. A normal cycle can be enough to increase the chances of a breakout of bacne, but people on hormonal medications or supplements can also end up experiencing this problem. The only situation in which much can be done is this latter one where discontinuation of a medication or supplement will lower one’s chances. Beyond that, both of these types respond to conventional treatment through products and cleanliness.
Bacne and other blemishes tend to be directly tied to our overall level of cleanliness. No, this doesn’t mean you’re automatically unclean because of getting bacne, but it does mean that there might have been a mistake in the recent past that caused the breakout. These mistakes are particularly easy to make in summer when we’re all sweating regularly and trying to stay cool. Whether due to exercise, heat, or both, we need to rinse sweat off shortly after it has run over our skin to minimize issues. The sweat itself is less of a problem than the debris it picks up along the way and oils it can knock loose. All of these can end up in a pore together and clog it. This is particularly true of areas of the skin, such as the back, where fabric rubs against them a lot and regularly loosens dead skin cells. Regularly washing sweat away helps to reduce the chances of a breakout being triggered in this way and helps to move you towards greater skin health.
Contrary to popular belief, there are no surefire foods that cause breakouts from eating them. The connection to diet tends to revolve largely around one thing: sugar. Sugary foods lead to an internal spike in blood sugar that leads to inflammation around the body. Your skin doesn’t escape from this and as a result we often find that a lot of sugar leads to breakouts. This is a simple connection that is true for most forms of acne and skin blemish. What complicates this point is the fact that genetic factors can also create reactions to particular substances that cause breakouts. That makes controlling one’s diet to minimize the chance of problems a bit harder than most things. What you can do with it is to use it as a reminder to eat a healthy diet. Remember that a well-balanced diet provides your body, and therefore your skin, with all the components it needs to keep itself health and repair damage. This in turn will help reduce the chances at issues causing long term damage and inflammation that might in turn trigger a breakout.
Avoiding bacne and similar blemishes isn’t always possible thanks to genetic and hormonal factors potentially causing the problem. What we can do is counteract potential problems resulting from forgetting to take a shower or bathe after we’ve been sweating a lot and ensuring our diet is properly balanced. These combined with standard care for breakouts and blemishes can in turn help clear them up. None of these work immediately, but patience and dedication will help the problem go away and help you reduce the chances of a future breakout.