We tend to think about acne being a problem on our faces but it also appears on other parts of the body.
Acne on the back and acne on the bottom can cause pain and discomfort too...
Why do we get "back acne"?
Our backs have one of the highest concentration of sebaceous glands, making them more susceptible to acne outbreaks.
It is also difficult to reach round to our backs so giving the area a really good clean can be more of a challenge.
Sweat clogs the pores so if you are having a good workout at the gym or exercising in the great outdoors, it is a good idea to shower straight afterwards.
Acne on the bottom can appear too
Outbreaks of acne on the butt can be more difficult to treat than on the face because the skin there is tougher.
Spots on the bottom can be more common than you might think. This is because there is more bacteria below the waist than above it. Acne on the butt is generally caused by the hair follicles becoming clogged and infected. The condition is known as follicultis. Constantly wearing tights or pantyhose does not help as clothing that is so close to the skin makes it sweaty, clogging the follicles.
Do your best to avoid acne in the first place
- Cleansing is top of the list to reduce latent bacteria on the skin’s surface, remembering to use warm water, natural products and a clean wash cloth 2 to 3 three times a day.
- Lifestyle changes are important too such as drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water daily; taking plenty of vitamins A, C and E and zinc as well as ensuring your vitamin D levels are high; and including lots of leafy vegetables and fresh fruit in your diet.
- Going gluten free can be the most important step you take in tackling acne outbreaks.
- Our own H-Acne Formula is a natural product that works by using established homeopathic ingredients in a revolutionary new topical application, helping to soothe the skin gently and safely without itching, burning or scarring.
What about the scars that can remain after the acne has gone?
Acne skin conditions can lead to scarring. Acne vulgaris is the most common form of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. It is the papules that you have to be careful of for scarring. Resist the temptation to squeeze them. Any red or brownish colored marks on your face are more than likely to fade away in a matter of months.
But if scarring persists, our own H-Scars Formula
uses established homeopathic ingredients and is applied topically - directly to the scar. Specially formulated for scars, it will help to repair and restore your skin, naturally and gently while safely reducing the appearance of any acne scars.