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We tend to think about acne being a problem on our faces but it also appears on other parts of the body. Acne on the back and acne on the bottom can cause pain and discomfort too
Why Causes Acne on Your Back?
Our backs have one of the highest concentrations of sebaceous glands, making them more susceptible to acne outbreaks. It is also difficult to reach round to our backs so giving the area a really good clean can be more of a challenge. Sweat clogs the pores so if you are having a good workout at the gym or exercising in the great outdoors, it is a good idea to shower straight afterwards.
What Causes Acne on Your Bottom?
Outbreaks of acne on the butt can be more difficult to treat than on the face because the skin there is tougher. Spots on the bottom can be more common than you might think. This is because there is more bacteria below the waist than above it. Acne on the butt is generally caused by the hair follicles becoming clogged and infected. The condition is known as folliculitis. Constantly wearing tights or pantyhose does not help as clothing that is so close to the skin makes it sweaty, clogging the follicles.
How to Prevent Acne
Cleansing is top of the list to reduce latent bacteria on the skin’s surface, remembering to use warm water, natural products and a clean washcloth 2 to 3 three times a day.
Lifestyle changes are important too such as drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water daily; taking plenty of vitamins A, C and E and zinc as well as ensuring your vitamin D levels are high; and including lots of leafy vegetables and fresh fruit in your diet.Going gluten free can be the most important step you take in tackling acne outbreaks.
How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Acne skin conditions can lead to scarring. Acne vulgaris is the most common form of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. It is the papules that you have to be careful of for scarring. Resist the temptation to squeeze them. Any red or brownish colored marks on your face are more than likely to fade away in a matter of months.
Additional Information on Acne
Acne is such a common condition affecting as many as 80% of all adolescents and even persisting into adult life. Pimples can appear on the face, chest and back but teens mostly suffer from outbreaks on the forehead, nose and chin. Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum which is an oily substance that forms in glands just under the surface of the skin in the sebaceous glands. In normal times, this sebum flows out of hair follicles from the glands onto the skin to act as a natural skin moisturizer. But a blockage can develop in the pores made up of sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. The blockage is only microscopic at first but, as it gets bigger, it develops into a blackhead or whitehead. And then you have acne. Most of the sebaceous glands are found on the face, neck and back and of course this is where acne appears.