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Back Acne.

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:47 pm
by Cellar Yeti
I has it. I scrub well with a rough loofah and sponge. I use a vegetable based non scented glycerine soap. Any ideas how I can get rid of this crap?

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:28 am
by Cold Fission
I'm in the same boat.I've had it since i was 14 and since i was 16 ive been fairly healthy but it wont go away.I even just ate fruit and greens for a month and still was getting pimples.

I don't wash my bed sheets though i leave it to my mom and she hardly ever does it.Maybe that is the problem.

It sucks so bad though.My back is scared from all the years and my face hardly gets any pimples.Strange.Whenever i get in shape i can't even show off cus i don't want to take my shirt off cus my back is fucked.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:57 pm
by MikeyK
From what I've read on the subject, scrubbing with a loofah is not a good idea. You want to avoid friction with the skin where you're getting pimples, since that can result in pore blockage by dead skin bits. You do want to stay clean, though. A daily rinse with salicylic acid is suppose to be good for this. Here's some more info: http://acne.about.com/od/acnebasics/a/bodyacnebasics.htm

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:13 pm
by Cellar Yeti
My sisters dermatologist told me to stop using a loofa and rough washcloth. I am using a soft poofeh thing, and peppermint glycerine soap. My sis also bought me these fruit acid skin wipes and she does my back every few days, it's helping.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:04 pm
by Kira
Same problem. Though most people my age get the same thing so it doesn't really bother me.. trying an acne cream atm.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:42 am
by Barb123
I agree with Mikey. A product containing salicylic acid will definitely help. Excessive loofah and or scrubbing will just make it worse. The salicylic acid will clean out the pores effectively so you won't have to scrub so much.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:42 pm
by Ruz
Apply raw apple cider vinegar..it clears up back (and ass) acne in days! You'll need to buy a good unfiltered one for it to work, one which looks cloudy and has some of the "mother" in it.
Don't forget to do a skin test first because some people are more sensitive to it than others and have to dilute it 50/50 with distilled water.
However, I do find it works best neat and with a couple of drops of oregano oil, or tea tree oil mixed in XD

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:46 pm
by Ruz
Barb123 wrote:I agree with Mikey. A product containing salicylic acid will definitely help. Excessive loofah and or scrubbing will just make it worse. The salicylic acid will clean out the pores effectively so you won't have to scrub so much.

Yeah, that works, just crush up about 7 asprins and mix them with honey. Apply and leave on for about 15 min XD

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:11 pm
by jungleinthefrunk
Ruz, your signature is hilarious.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:33 pm
by Cellar Yeti
Figured out my problem, as bizarre as this sounds. I started wearing a shirts to the gym because I get really hot when I lift. After showering one day I noticed my zits were mostly on the outer part of my shoulders where the shirt dd not cover. So I started wearing t-shirts to the gym and it's started to clear up a bit. Weird.

Going to continue to use the fruit acid wipes, see what happens.

I need to go buy some t-shirts to wear to the gym now.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:20 pm
by blueduckxx
tea tree oil maybe? white vinegar? both have amazing uses. google it!

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:54 am
by Shaun Pollock
Hi to all. My face is full of acne. I don't know why. Kindly give me some tips to get rid of acne because i want to make my face acne free and clean. I am so upset. Reply me fast. Thanks.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:30 am
by Cold Fission
My acne is clearing up now i change my pillow and bed sheets every few days now.Seems to have been the cause all this time.

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:32 am
by Ruz
blueduckxx wrote:tea tree oil maybe? white vinegar? both have amazing uses. google it!

like I said, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a few drops of tea tree, and or peppermint oil applied twice a day. Later make a mask with 7 crushed asprin and a large spoon of honey and apply the mask twice a week. Don't use soap, wash your face with honey too. Just apply it like gel soap to your damp face, massage in and rinse off. The difference it has made to my daughters skin is AMAZING, so hopefully it may work for you too!

Re: Back Acne.

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:32 am
by Ruz
blueduckxx wrote:tea tree oil maybe? white vinegar? both have amazing uses. google it!

like I said, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a few drops of tea tree, and or peppermint oil applied twice a day. Later make a mask with 7 crushed asprin and a large spoon of honey and apply the mask twice a week. Don't use soap, wash your face with honey too. Just apply it like gel soap to your damp face, massage in and rinse off. The difference it has made to my daughters skin is AMAZING, so hopefully it may work for you too!