Back breakouts are the worst and seemingly impossible to treat just because you can’t really see what’s going on or reach anything which is so frustrating. This magical cloth I found on Amazon will no doubt be your new fave find, as will these medicated treatments formulated for body acne that will clear things up pretty quickly and make you wonder why you didn’t follow these simple steps sooner.
Most girls don’t wash their hair daily so they forget to scrub their backs. Start your shower by foaming up your back and leaving it on until the very end to get as much as you can out of the treatment. Murad Acne Body Wash $40 is made just for this purpose. You just need a tiny squirt from this huge (8.5oz) tube to foam up (especially when you use the cloth) to start medicating the affected areas. It has Glycolic and Salicylic Acids, both known to fight acne, as well as Green Tea extract to soothe and Licorice Root to help fade scarring.
This Body Acne Exfoliating Cloth $6 (the purple thing in the background) is a complete must-have. You’ll use less cleanser because it makes everything foam like crazy and its rough texture buffs away all of the dead skin without being too harsh. I’ve tried using a pouf and gloves but neither did what this does, and for $6 it’s worth it no matter what soap you’re using.
Until active breakouts have cleared up, you need to treat what’s there (and if you have painful cysts that you can’t reach yourself, it’s worth it to have a back facial just once to clear everything out before it scars.) This Clarifying Body Spray $40 even works upside down so you can get to those hard to reach areas to easily treat your skin with medication that will dry out acne and prevent new breakouts from happening. (If your breakouts are caused from sweating at the gym or yoga, keep some wipes in your bag for a quick once over afterward. Not letting that sweat linger and clog pores is really important.)
It’s pretty much that easy with tons of emphasis on the first step of doing this consistently. Once you don’t have active breakouts, just use the cloth and cleanser to keep things clear, and use the spray only when needed.