I get acne on my back. I have tried regular exfoliation but it refuses to go away. Help!

The back has a larger number of oil glands, as compared to the rest of the body. Pores on the back are larger too. Thus, severe acne lesions like cysts and nodules can form on the back.

Mild back acne may be treated with OTC treatments like a benzoyl peroxide wash or salicylic acid wash. In addition to this, gentle weekly exfoliation might also help. However if the OTC treatments don’t work, you should consult a dermatologist.

Avoid oil-based products and instead use water-based skin and hair-care products. After showering, pat your skin dry rather than rubbing vigorously with a towel. Wear light, breathable cotton clothing, especially while exercising.

To minimise skin irritation, avoid using harsh detergents to wash clothes and make sure that the clothes get rinsed well. Use clean towels and regularly wash pillowcases and sheets.

If you sufer from breakouts or zits post waxing, wash the area with a mild cleanser immediately after the procedure. Apply a mild OTC hydrocortisone cream post-wax to soothe the skin and reduce redness and inflammation.

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