Everybody wants to be completely flawless, right from the head to the toes. But acne is a major cause of concern for many. People stress about acne and acne scars and I am sure they’d do just about anything to get rid of them forever. Acne on the back is quite common. Well I wish I had stopped at common, but back acne is irritating, ghastly and embarrassing too.
Imagine going backless at the pub with back acne or sporting a back full of acne breakouts at the pool, I am sure you want to get rid off those little breakouts and show off a clear, smooth back. Here are some simple home remedies that’ll save you from the dermatologist’s long bills.
Home Remedies For Back Acne
Aloe vera has bactericidal and soothing properties. It removes the acne causing microbes and soothes your irritated skin. Cut open an aloe vera stem and extract the gel. Apply this fresh gel all over the back taking care to cover all the acne. Leave on till it dries and then wash off using water. Aloe vera will also help you diminish the ugly scars left behind by the acne.
Oatmeal works by exfoliating the back thoroughly and preventing excess sebum secretion. It helps unclog the pores thereby eliminating the back acne. Cook some oatmeal and let it cool down so that it reaches room temperature. Add a tablespoon of honey to the prepared oatmeal and massage it on the back. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Do this at least 4 times a week.
Basil has anti-microbial properties and helps in getting rid of back acne very easily. Boil a cup of water and add 3 heaped tablespoons of dried basil leaves to it. Let the mixture remain in an undisturbed state for 20 minutes. Cool it down and apply the liquid to the affected areas using a cotton ball.
Lime And Rose
Extract juice of a lime and add equal quantities of rose water. Mix well and apply the mixture on the back. Make sure you cover the acne affected areas. Rub in well with your palms. Keep it overnight and wash off in the morning. Lime juice cleans your skin, removes spots and eliminates secretion of extra oils thereby unclogging the pores.
Sandalwood powder is really effective against all kinds of acne. Mix some rosewater to sandalwood powder and make a smooth paste. Make enough paste to cover your whole back. Apply the paste and let it dry. This will take about 20-30 minutes depending on the quantity of rose water used. Wash off with cold water.
Cinnamon is a mild astringent. It helps to remove oil and dirt from the pores of the skin and cleans it. It helps in eliminating acne and pimples. Ground some cinnamon and mix honey with it. Mix thoroughly and apply on the affected areas. Let it dry before washing off with warm water.
Garlic is an excellent remedy for back acne. The bactericidal property of garlic exterminates microbial colonies and cleans the skin. It also prevents excessive sebum secretion. Extract some fresh garlic juice and rub it on the back. Mild irritation is normal when garlic is applied. Wash off with cold water after the juice dries up.