Are you trying to cover your back with a jacket or a shawl to hide your back acne? Have you ever restricted yourself from wearing those much desired sleeveless or tube tops just because of the ugly back acne? Back acne can be sometimes very difficult to treat for the main reason being the back being a bit difficult to reach all by yourself. We will here discuss the most effective back acne home remedies which will help them vanish in a matter of couple of days:
Toothpaste: Applying minty toothpaste on the back acne and leaving it till it dries out often treats them well; especially if the acne is big in size and pinkish in colour.
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which has the ability to reduce the redness and itchiness associated with back acne.
Sandalwood and turmeric paste: Take one table spoon of sandal wood powder and half a spoon of turmeric powder and mix them together with water and apply on the entire back. Besides being a treatment to the skin it also gives a good texture to the entire skin.
Neem paste: This is one of the most ancient Ayurvedic treatments which can be a back acne home remedy. Grab some fresh neem tree leaves and grind them to a paste. Add sufficient amount of water only to make the paste. Apply on the acne affected areas and leave it over-night. It surely helps cleaning acne after using a couple of times.
Lime juice & Tomato juice: Lime juice is rich in vitamin C whereas tomato juice has both vitamin A and C. Squeeze out some juice from either of these fruits and apply on the back acne. As they are easily available at home, they can be a quick back acne home remedy.
Rose water can be mixed with a number of other ingredients like sandal wood powder or papaya pulp and be applied on the skin. It is a natural cleanser which cleans the skin and leaves it feeling fresh and healthy.
Aloe Vera juice: Applying aloe vera juice can help clean the acne externally whereas drinking fresh aloe vera juice can clean your internal system as well as getting rid of back acne. Drinking neem juice is also a powerful body cleanser and is a great back acne home remedy.
Orange peel powder: Grind some orange peels and add some rose water to it. Orange peel is again a rich source of vitamin C, so eat the orange and use the peel for your back acne. Both are good as a back acne home remedy
Fennel Seeds with Cumin seeds: If you have body heat and the back acne is a result of that then this is a great treatment for you. Take one table spoon each of cumin seeds and fennel seeds and soak them over-night in water. Boil this mixture in one glass of water in the the morning and let it boil till only half a glass of water is left. Drinking this water for a week daily will cure both the heat as well as back acne.
Words of advice
Besides the above back acne home remedies, the following precautions might also help a great deal while you are trying hard to treat your back acne.
- Maintain hygiene. Have a warm water bath twice a day to keep your back clean.
- Wear cotton shirts/dresses to avoid stickiness of the silk/polyester
- Use anti-bacterial soaps/ body shampoos made out of honey and glycerine.
- Drink plenty of water and have a balanced diet.
- Do not scratch your back at all. Sometimes your nails might just aggravate the acne infection and leave a scar or spread the infection to a larger area.
- Sleep on your side sometimes so that your back gets enough air and stay cool.