Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Back Acne - All That You Need To Know About It

Back acne, also referred to as body acne or ‘bacne,’ is a serious issue. But women seldom realize its serious as they take solace with the fact that it can be hidden easily and thank God it’s not on the face.

Back acne tends to appear on the back, upper arms, hips and appear in several forms like pimples, blackheads, cysts etc. People take back acne very lightly because it can be easily covered with a clothing layer. But when it comes to swimsuits or anything that has a deep back neck, it gets a little embarrassing. In such scenarios back acne can be a cause of self-consciousness and discomfort in a crowd.

The causes of back acne are just the same as what causes facial acne. Your back contains a host of sebaceous glands that secrete body oil called sebum. Excessive production of oil and no removal processes make the skin pores and hair follicles clog. This promotes the growth of bacteria and the skin tissue gets inflamed. This is how back acne is caused.

Also, stress, oily food, excessive sweating and genetic designs all contribute to the outburst of back acne.

Therefore, to prevent any such event, make sure your back is clean and free of all dead cells. And for this, regular bathing and exfoliation is a must. You should also avoid doing activities that involves sweating too much. Always wipe your back dry after strenuous exercise and change the sweat-soaked clothes as soon as possible. This would avoid the formations of pimples and blackheads on your back.

There are studies that suggest back acne can also be caused by wearing tight clothes and carrying heavy backpacks. This is because the pressure and chafing created by the two things are enough to trigger of bacterial growth and breeding.
So, its always better to wear loose-fitting close for activities that may cause sweat and swapping the backpack for other usable bags that the pressure off your back. You don’t have to completely abandon your tight clothes and backpacks provided you know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for your back.

Mild back acne can be effectively be treated by medications and skin care products especially designed to combat acne. Medications that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid work best for back acne.

Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Systems are clinically proven to treat the primary causes of acne and promote a clear, healthy complexion throughout. The three products in the CLENZIderm M.D Acne Therapeutic Systems - Daily Care Foaming Cleanser, Pore Therapy, and Serum Gel.are specially formulated to work in combination with one another so as to provide optimal results.

It penetrates the skin pores effectively and reduces acne considerably so much so that you can see the difference in only 2 weeks.

Daily Care Foaming Cleanser removes all the debris and excess oil so that the skin becomes clean and fresh. The Pore therapy unclogs the skin pores and scrapes off dead skin. And then the serum gel provides in depth medication to destroy the very root of acne.

People who prefer natural skin care products should look for ingredients like tea tree oil, neem, and basil while selecting their anti-acne skin care products.

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