What if I Have Bacne?

Skin Care San Francisco CAThat stubborn acne that just won’t go away might be even worse when it’s not on your face. Why? Because at least we have advanced makeup to help us during a nasty breakout. But when was the last time you tried to put foundation on your back?

This summer, don’t worry about hiding your back at the beach or the pool. Keep reading for some tips to rid yourself of bacne for good.

Sweat, rinse, repeat.

Going to the gym then sitting in your workout clothes for brunch? Your bacne thanks you. Next time, make sure to shower as soon as possible after sweating to reduce bacne. Even if you can’t shower, switching your clothes to dry, breathable fabrics might help cut down on your bacne.

Get serious.

Though it may be harder to reach, your back may benefit from traditional acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide. Keep your back clean, exfoliated, and apply acne-fighting ingredients to active breakouts.

One word of caution: the skin on your back is different from that on your face. Bacne may be harder to treat with over-the-counter medications.

Call in the pros.

If you’re sick of stressing about acne on your face or back, we might have a solution. Chemical peels might be able to help loosen up clogged pores and get your skin turning over to reveal clearer skin underneath.

Chemical peels are often used to help clear acne and acne scars on the face but you might need a different peel for your back. Since the skin on our backs is tougher than our delicate facial skin, a higher strength peel or more treatments might be necessary to completely clear your skin.

What should I expect?

A chemical peel is a specially designed peeling solution that encourages your skin to turn over more quickly, often resulting in peeling patches of skin that flake off a few days to a few weeks after a treatment. Application is generally quite quick: a chemical peel appointment could be from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, though there’s still work to do after you go home. Namely, you must leave the skin alone (no picking or peeling off the skin with yourself or an exfoliator). It’s best to baby the skin after a chemical peel. Stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen if you must venture outside. Once we see you for a consultation, we’ll be able to give you more specific details depending on your skin and the chemical peel that best fits your needs.

Ready to kick your bacne or acne to the curb? Contact us to book a consultation about chemical peels or microdermabrasion for your complexion.

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