What Is Back Acne?
While ‘bacne’ isn’t a word you’ll find in the dictionary if you’ve got it you know the term. It refers to back acne, those annoying acne outbreaks on your back. Back acne usually first appears during puberty and is often outgrown by your early 20s, but can, unfortunately, persist beyond these years.
So what’s the deal with back acne? Well, your back is a very large area of skin, and that means it’s also a very large area of oil secretions. Your back pores become clogged with skin cells and the oil is unable to escape as normal. This causes inflammation that becomes back acne.
Back acne can also be triggered when heat and sweat is trapped against the body, and when your skin is irritated by friction. If you’re frequently wearing athletic equipment, tight-fitting clothing, backpacks or anything similar, you might be prone to acne.
Back acne can be stubborn to get rid of and if left unchecked, some people may get cysts that can lead to scarring. Thankfully, there are many treatments available. As with most acne conditions, the best approach is to find a skin care routine that works well for you – and then stick with it. If your acne doesn’t start to improve within a few weeks, you should speak to your dermatologist about other treatment options.
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Types of Back Acne
The types of acne lesions that can occur on your back include Whiteheads. Whiteheads also referred to as closed comedones, develop when a plugged follicle stays closed and underneath your skin, forming a white bump. Blackheads. When a plugged follicle is located on the surface of your skin and is open, it forms a blackhead, also referred to as an open comedone. The black-tip appearance of blackheads is due to a reaction between sebum and the air, not because dirt has filled your follicle. Papules. Acne lesions that appear as small pink bumps on your skin and are sometimes tender are called papules. Pustules. Also called a pimple, a pustule is a white or yellow pus-filled papule with a reddened base. Nodules. When an acne lesion develops deep below the surface of your skin, it can harden and form a large, painful nodule. Cysts. Cysts are larger, pus-filled acne lesions that are very painful and can scar the skin.
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