How to Get Rid of Your Back Acne
Article by Men's Health
Back zits can be embarrassing, but with these products, you no longer have to deal with them.
02. Differin Daily Deep Cleanser
Anti-bacterial benzoyl peroxide not only effectively kills acne-causing bacteria, it also helps control and reduce flares, says Kanchanapoomi Levin. “Keep the wash on your back for two to five minutes before rinsing it off in order to increase penetration," she advises.
This cleanser delivers five percent benzoyl peroxide, but fortunately, it won't dry you out. “Interestingly, the clinical studies show that using a five percent versus a 10 percent provides the same efficacy—but the 10 percent increases irritation, dryness, and peeling," she says.
01. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Mask
“Benzoyl peroxide is the most effective treatment we have on the market right now to treat acne,” says Zeichner. “It kills acne-causing bacteria to reduce inflammation and can help open up blocked pores.”
Apply this formula on your back before bed and rinse it off in the a.m. Just note: Benzoyl peroxide can bleach fabrics, so make sure to wear something white and use old or white sheets.
This serum-like product with retinoid goes on very easily, which is key for compliance — something that’s crucial for acne treatment, says Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a dermatologist based in West Islip, NY. Apply a small amount at night before you go to bed.