If you have blackheads on back and have tried lots of different how to get rid of blackheads remedies without being successful here is a good place to find the solution.
First of all, you need to know what is causing the problem – if you have acne elsewhere on your body, this is likely to be connected and the problem with your back is going to be the same as the problem you have elsewhere- blocked pores.
Blackheads on back are caused by blocked pores and these are caused by a combination of excessive oil production and dead skin cells that block the pores. On your back, if you also play a lot of sport or have a hard physically demanding job that causes you to perspire a lot, perspiration can also make pores more likely to become blocked.
Blackheads on back are very common – it’s just that you may feel you are on your own as they are not so visibly apparent as the ones on faces. The excessive oil production that causes these can be down to a number of factors – in teenagers, it is most often hormones that cause the problem, in older people, it can be a genetic predisposition, stress and even dietary insufficiencies, food allergies and a whole host of other factors that in themselves are not enough to be the root cause, but in combination can lead to problems.
Blackheads On Back? How To Get Rid Of Them – Fast!
The first thing you need to do in order to deal with your blackheads on back is to get into a regular routine of thoroughly cleansing your whole body without going overboard so that you overdo it and make matters worse. A mild anti-bacterial wash is a good place to start and exfoliating will really help so try one of the exfoliating body brushes that make it easier to get to those hard to reach places or use some exfoliating gloves that you wear like normal gloves and wash your body whilst wearing them to gently remove the dead skin cells from the surface that could block pores further.
Exfoliating blackheads on back can be done with the brush or mitts alone, or try a gentle exfoliating scrub – you must start off with the most gentle one you can find and do not be tempted to try to scrub all the blackheads off your back in one go – they didn’t get there overnight and you will not get rid of them overnight. Scrubbing hard will just make your skin sore, dry and irritated and could cause under skin inflammation that will lead to worse breakouts – don’t do it!!
A steamy bath or shower will help the process as your pores will open and the gentle exfoliation will help to loosen your blackheads on back. As mentioned above, if you play sport or work up a sweat at work, try to take a shower as soon afterwards as possible – even if it is only a very quick one, just to wash away the perspiration and clear your pores. This will greatly help in preventing future blackheads.
How to make a home remedy for blackheads on back
After your shower or bath, when you are happy that your skin is thoroughly clean turn the water temperature right down and rinse your skin paying particular attention to the area where you have blackheads on back. Even if you cannot bear to do this with cold water, using cooler water will help to close your pores and help to stop you starting to perspire when you get out to dry yourself (which of course, would defeat the whole object)!
Once you have gently dried your skin, use a gentle acne preparation on your blackheads on back – look for one containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as these are the two products that will be most effective at clearing the problem. However you must choose one or the other, you cannot put these two products on your skin at the same time!
If you have difficulty reaching all the blackheads on back you need to treat, you could use a non-absorbent applicator like the Body Buddy which will enable you to treat all your skin yourself. Leave whichever preparation you choose to dry on your back for around ten minutes before getting dressed to avoid any possibility of staining your clothing.
If you follow the above steps on a daily basis, you will see a significant improvement in your skin within a week but you must pay really close attention to hygiene.
If you have long hair, keep it off your back. Wear fabrics that are absorbent and breathable next to your skin and be sure to change your clothing daily, washing everyting in non-biological detergents and look for hypo-allergenic laundry products wherever possible.
Getting rid of blackheads on back is not easy but with a little perseverance, you will soon have great looking skin.