5 Best Bacne Treatments | How To Get Rid of Your Acne on Your Back Naturally


Approximately 92% of people who experience acne have facial acne, while 60% have chest acne or back acne, sometimes referred to as “bacne”. This is a sign that your acne is likely more severe. However, if you’re experiencing bacne, it’s important to know that it’s completely normal and there are a number of things you can do to help treat it.

Bacne Causes

Acne on your body and back can be caused by the same triggers that affect your face. Like your face, your back has several sebaceous glands that secrete an oily, waxy substance called sebum, which is designed to keep your skin moisturized. Along with dead skin cells and bacteria, sebum can build up in the hair follicles (also known as pores) on your back and cause them to clog. The clogged follicle will eventually break down and form a blackhead or an acne lesion. Anyone can develop bacne, however it’s slightly more common in teenage males.

Best Bacne Treatments to Get Rid of Your Bacne Fast

You may not be always able to control your bacne because it can be influenced by hormonal fluctuations and genetics. However, there are many treatments you can try to get rid of the acne on your back and minimize future breakouts.

1.  Use a Tea Tree Oil Soap For Your Back and Body

Tea Tree oil is well-known for its antifungal and antibiotic properties, which can kill harmful microorganisms on the skin. It also has antibacterial properties, making it a great solution for acne-prone skin. Medicinal Soap Co’s Back, Butt, and Body Bar contains tea tree oil and activated charcoal for a powerful, yet gentle clean.

How to Use:

Lather the soap in your hands while in the shower, then massage the lather onto the skin in a circular motion. Rinse off the suds and dry with a soft towel. Repeat use every day for best results.

2.  Spot Treatment with Tea Tree Essential Oil

Using tea tree for acne spot treatment can help penetrate clogged pores and dry up oily spots on your skin thanks to the oil’s strong antibacterial properties. Try doTERRA’s Melaleuca Essential Oil, which can also be used in a diffuser to freshen up your home!

How to Use:

  • Mix 1 part tea tree oil with 9 parts water.
  • Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to affected areas.
  • Apply moisturizer if desired.
  • Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

3.  Take a Zinc Supplement

Not only does it ward of illness, zinc has also been studied extensively for its effects on acne. Zinc fights viruses and bacteria, but also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce the redness and irritation of acne. Taking a zinc supplement can even help reduce the appearance of acne scars.

An easy way to add more zinc to your diet is with a dietary supplement, like the Pure Encapsulations’ Zinc 30. This vegetarian-friendly supplement will give you the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory boost your body needs.

4.  Take a Fish Oil Supplement

Fish oil supplements aren’t only great for your heart, brain, and eye health. Fish oils contain essential fatty acids that the body can’t make for itself, including DHA and EPA, which are responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties found in Omega 3’s. People who are prone to acne tend to have higher levels of inflammation, which can make it easier for acne-causing bacteria to populate a clogged pore.

Try the Heyedrate Omega 3 Supplement, which contains Omega 3, Omega 7, and powerful antioxidants working alongside one another to continuously nourish your eyes, as well as your skin. This supplement works from the inside out to address the underlying cause of your acne with its powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

5.  Cut Back on Dairy.

Eliminating dairy from your diet is a great way to give your skin a boost; in fact, most dermatologists agree that cutting out foods like milk, cheese, and ice cream can drastically improve acne prone skin. Milk from cows is pro-inflammatory, which can lead to inflammation manifesting as acne and rosacea. Milk can also contain hormones that impact your skin, contributing to acne and inflammation.

Keep in mind that you won’t see major changes overnight – it will take about two to three weeks after removing dairy from your diet to see improvements. This is because your body needs time to detox. The good news is there are plenty of vegan options to replace your favorite dairy foods and drinks!












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Dr. Barry

Dr. Barry

April 15, 2019