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  • Writer's picturePaty Cholewczynski

Conquer Bacne: Your Guide to a Clearer Back

Hello Shoreline Glow Family!

Back acne, often referred to as "bacne," is a common issue many of us face, especially during the summer months. It can be frustrating, but understanding what it is and how to treat it can make a world of difference. Let's dive into everything you need to know about bacne and how to achieve a smoother, clearer back.

What is Bacne?

Back acne occurs when dead skin cells and oil (sebum) accumulate in the pores, combined with the overgrowth of a common skin bacteria called Cutibacterium acnes. This triggers an inflammatory response, resulting in various types of acne lesions:

  • Whiteheads: Closed comedones that form white bumps under the skin.

  • Blackheads: Open comedones with a black tip, formed due to a reaction between sebum and air.

  • Papules: Small, tender pink bumps that do not contain pus.

  • Pustules: White or yellow pus-filled papules with a reddened base, commonly known as pimples.

  • Nodules: Large, painful lesions that form deep below the skin's surface, causing tissue damage and inflammation.

  • Cysts: Large, pus-filled lesions that also form deep within the skin, often resulting in permanent scars.

Who Gets Bacne and Why?

Bacne can affect anyone, but certain factors can increase the likelihood of developing it:

  1. Hair Products: Shampoo and conditioner can clog pores if they run down your back. Try flipping your hair forward when rinsing.

  2. Clothing: Tight clothing, especially sports bras worn during workouts, can irritate the skin. Always shower after exercising and wash your workout gear regularly.

  3. Detergents and Softeners: Certain laundry products can irritate the skin. Opt for fragrance-free and hypoallergenic options.

  4. Diet: High consumption of processed foods and dairy can exacerbate acne. Eating a balanced diet rich in whole foods can help.

  5. Hygiene: Not washing your back properly can lead to acne. Use an Exfoliating Washcloth /Towel style to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from your back and whole body.

Tips for Preventing Bacne

  • Regular Cleansing: Use a gentle, yet effective cleanser like the O'Cosmedics Corrective Cleanser & Peel. This product helps to clear out pores and remove dead skin cells, reducing the chances of acne formation. Use only on your back only.

  • Proper Hygiene: Shower after sweating and use a washcloth to exfoliate your back. Check list of potential pore clogging ingredients

  • Avoid Tight Clothing: Wear breathable fabrics and change out of sweaty clothes promptly.

  • Balanced Diet: Reduce intake of processed foods and dairy, and increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Skincare Routine: Avoid heavy creams and lotions that can clog pores on your back. Try the Ginger&Me body care products to help restore balance and health to your whole body.

  • Avoid Squeezing or Picking: This can worsen the inflammation and lead to scarring.

  • Minimize Sun Exposure: Excessive sun can damage your skin and exacerbate acne.

  • Wash Your Sheets: Regularly wash your bedding to remove sweat and bacteria.

Advanced Treatments for Bacne

If home care isn't enough, professional treatments can make a significant difference, seek the advice of a professional skin care therapist that can help you design the right at home skin care routine and suggest the best program to achieve clear skin on your back:

  • I Got Your Back Facial: This quarterly treatment at Shoreline Glow helps keep bacne at bay with deep cleansing and exfoliation.

  • The OxyGeneo Back Facial: Ideal for treating back acne, body pimples, pigmentation, and chapped skin. This treatment detoxifies, refreshes, and hydrates, purifies the pores, balances oily skin, improves texture of the skin using advanced oxygenation technology.

The "Balance" OxyPod and serum formulas used for the Oxygeneo Back Facial work synergistically to amplify the desired result:

  • Bamboo Charcoal: Attracts and absorbs dirt, oil, and pollutants while gently removing dead skin cells.

  • Camu-Camu Extract: Rich in vitamin C, this extract delivers antioxidants and helps prevent sun damage.

  • Mandelic Acid: Derived from bitter almonds, this acid gently exfoliates to even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation.

LED Light Therapy: This non-invasive treatment helps reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria, promoting clearer skin.

Final Thoughts

Managing bacne can be challenging, but with the right knowledge and care, you can achieve a clearer, smoother back. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. At Shoreline Glow, I am here to support you with personalized treatments and expert advice.

Book your appointment today and take the first step towards bacne-free skin!

Clearer skin for the summer season!

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