Acne is perhaps one of the most common skin problems. But do you know that acne can also appear on your back. This is called bacne and prolonged and severe cases may result in bacne scars, just as scarring happens with acne on the face. Thankfully, you can fight back with some effective bacne scar treatments. Though these bacne treatments will not magically erase all unsightly scars, they can definitely improve the way your back looks.
So here are some ways in which you can get rid of bacne scars:
1. Do not use ordinary soaps when you are struggling with bacne. They can dry out your skin which in turn leads to the production of more sebum and hence oily skin and scarring. Use deep skin cleansers such as those with glycolic acid, which can moisturize your skin and prevent further clogging. This acid helps in shedding the upper layers of skin and also promotes the growth of new skin cells. It also reduces fine lines and creates the effect of a better complexion. This, in due course of time will also reduce scars.
You can also use cleansers with Aloe Vera, Allantoin or salicylic acid for best results.
2. When you are having a bacne problem, keeping your skin clean is of paramount importance, particularly if you already have scars. For clearing pores and removing dead skin cells, exfoliation is a great option.
But regular exfoliation will not be as effective because you are dealing with sensitive or semi-damaged skin here so, the best thing is to do is to use specific body wash for acne. These body washes contain active ingredients which help in cleaning the skin pores thoroughly and also soothing scarred areas of the skin.
While exfoliating, try not to use a regular loofah, because it may be too rough for your bacne affected skin. Instead use a pair of exfoliating bacne gloves which can clean your skin thoroughly without being too harsh. There are several good brands of these gloves available and you can get a pair quite cheaply too!
3. Skin creams with niacinamide, vitamin B3 and niacin can also help reduce bacne scars. Niacinamide is in fact a derivative of the vitamin niacin and is actively used in the manufacture of bacne and acne scar removal creams. These creams are safe for all skin types and can also help in removing fines lines and giving you younger looking skin. However, you should not use these creams unless your dermatologist gives you the go-ahead.
4. Tretinoin, which is a derivative of vitamin A, can also act effectively in removing bacne scars. It works by removing dead cells from the scarred area and also hastens the growth of new cells. Retin-A is a product which contains Tretinoin and is one the better topical medications available. However, you may have to use it for months in order to find the desired results.
Bacne scars, though quite an eyesore, can be got rid of if you try these treatments. All the best!