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9 Tried & Tested Ways to Get Rid of Back Acne before your Wedding

Anupriya Khanna, 11 Sep 2018

Back acne can dread the hell out of every woman who loves flaunting sexy blouses and halter tops. Especially when you’re soon to get married. No matter how much you splurge on getting one of the most unique blouse designs to pair with your dream bridal lehenga, you just won’t have enough guts to do it on your big day if you have back acne or bacne as it is widely known.

What causes back acne? When sebum (an oily substance secreted from sebaceous glands) along with dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells builds up in your hair follicles and clogs them which causes inflammation in your pores, hence causing acne. But fret not, because we’ve got you some easy-peasy ways that will not just help you get rid of back acne but also fulfil your dream of flaunting that sexy back on your big day.

Top 9 ways to Get Rid of Back Acne

1. Don't leave your hair loose all the time

It must be hard to believe but it’s true that keeping your hair loose all the time and not washing them often can cause your skin to irritate and result in back acne. It happens when your unwashed hair constantly rubs against your back; they clog the pores of your skin with dirt, oil and bacteria. This further results in acne outbreaks. Hence, always try making your hair in a bun or a ponytail while you are sweating it out in the gym. Hair suffering from dandruff or flaky scalp can also be a reason for building sebum on your back and shoulders.

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2. Be careful while picking your sunscreen

Always, always make it a point that you coat your back with a sufficient amount of sunscreen every time you head out under the sun (especially when you're wearing backless or low back garments). Be very picky about the kind of sunscreen that you are using. Make sure you’re not using a greasy sunscreen (as it clogs the pores) and instead invest in one which is oil-free and water-based and suits your skin type.

3. Eat Healthy

Believe it or not, what your skin looks like has got a lot to do with what you eat. So if you had been wondering where did these pesky, little bumps on your back come from, now you know that they are a result of your unhealthy junk eating habits. And the only way you can mend it is by incorporating more and more of nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals in your diet. Replace all those burgers & pizzas with leafy veggies and fibrous fruits only to see a smoother and sexier back.

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4. Wear light fabrics & breezy clothes

Did you know that wearing skin fitted clothes results in back acne too? Tight clothes prevent your skin from getting enough oxygen and as a result, all the dirt and sweat gets clogged in your pores. This is why our mommies are always screaming and telling us to wear easy-breezy cotton clothes. So until your wedding day, completely ditch on those nylon fabrics if you want to flaunt that sexy back on the day it matters the most.

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5. Exfoliation is the key

Brideys, the best way you can prevent your back from any sort of skin irritations is by exfoliating it at least once a week. Exfoliation rids your pores from all the excess oil and dirt, making your back appear clean and soft. So just take that loofah and scrub it off. But whenever you’re at it, make sure you go easy on your skin and are only using gentle exfoliating scrubs (preferably those rich in salicylic acid). Here are some gentle exfoliators we would like to recommend:

  • Fabindia Neem Tulsi Gel Scrub Body and Face
Source Fabindia


  • Forest Essentials Body Polisher - Cane Sugar & Tamarind


6. Take a shower after a sweaty gym session

Just like sweating it out in the gym is important to get that perfect wedding bod, taking a quick shower post a dripping gym session is also important for an acne free back. So if you have been skipping on that all this while and have already got half your back covered with acne, it’s time you change your ways and take a proper shower each time you hit the gym.

7. Stop touching and picking at your bacne

With your back all covered with itchy acne, it might get a lot disturbing. So much so that you might always feel like touching and scratching it off. But, this certainly won’t help you anyhow and only aggravate the problem. So, try keeping your hands off your back except for the time when you are treating it.

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8. Try the Aloe Gel

One product that is definitely the key to almost all your skincare problems is the aloe vera gel. It is loaded with anti-fungal and nourishing properties that are just the ones you need to treat your bacne. Now, what you’ve got to do is take two or three pumps of it on your hands and rub it across your back thoroughly. You can also use the aloe vera plant but make sure you do a patch test. Let the gel sit on for 10-15 minutes or until it dries off. Once dried, wash it with lukewarm water and repeat the same activity for two weeks.

9. Invest in products with natural ingredients

With your wedding almost around the corner, the last thing that you should do is an experiment with your skin. While testing new products to equip the bridal kit is something that is unavoidable for a to-be bride, but selecting the right ones with natural ingredients like lemon, honey, aloe vera or berries can surely help prevent your skin from any reactions and even treat your back acne in a more refined manner.

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