Hopping into a swimsuit in front of friends, family, or even a group of strangers is enough to make you want to hide under your covers all day long— especially if you have back acne. Caused by hormones or bacteria, back acne can be painful, uncomfortable, and make you feel beyond self-conscious. So, how can you get rid of your back acne before you head to the pool this summer? Read on to learn more.
Over-the-Counter Acne Body Washes
If you have mild back acne, try using an over-the-counter acne body wash. Typically containing ingredients like salicylic acid, these washes will help to fight off bacteria and dry up your back acne— getting rid of it in the process.
Change Your Laundry Detergent
Often, back acne is caused by too much sweat on the back or by irritants in things like laundry detergent. If you have recently tried a new laundry detergent and have started breaking out, try switching to a free and clear kind that is free of dyes, scents, and harsh chemicals.
Prescription Medications and Topical Ointments
If your back acne is a little bit more severe and can’t be treated with an over-the-counter body wash, schedule an appointment with Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology. During your evaluation and depending on how severe your back acne is, Dr. Stockton may prescribe you with either an oral antibiotic, a topical cream or ointment, or a combination of the two.
Sport your swimsuit in confidence this summer with clearer skin and no more back acne. Whether your try an over-the-counter acne body wash, changing your laundry detergent, or taking prescription medications and applying topical ointments, there’s a solution for you. To learn more about how you can get rid of your acne or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Toni Stockton’s office today!