Backless choli? That means you are going to flaunt your scapula, wonderful!!! Now since you thought of something that is going to show off your upper back, people will pay more attention to your back than your hands, so it is time you should invest your efforts in making your shoulder blades look prettier, acne-free and spotless. In this article, you will get some help to get rid of back acne and maintain a flawless upper back. 

Back Acne
Back Acne

Reasons For Shoulder Blade Acne

The very first thing that you should know while aiming to maintain a flawless upper back is the reasons for shoulder blade acne a.k.a. Bacne.

Back acne are the result of your body’s oil and dead cells getting trapped or stuck in the follicle. This creates a blockage and becomes blackhead or even a pimple if the bacteria spreads. Some of the common reasons that lead to sudden back acne include:

  • Fabric friction
  • Dandruff
  • Waxing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Wearing damp and sweaty clothes
  • Genetic reasons

Back Acne Treatment

Practice the following habits and back acne remedies to get rid of acne in the scapula.

Shower Regularly
Shower Regularly

1. Shower Regularly

No winter, no summer, you should bath every day. To maintain a flawless upper back, it is very necessary to keep yourself clean and hygiene. The moment you get sweaty, for god’s sake, take a warm or cold bath (as per your preferences), change your undergarments and wear clean, sweat-free clothes. Keeping your body clean will prevent sweat and bacteria buildup in your pores. You should take care that even if you don’t sweat, you should not wear the same undergarments longer than a day.

2. Exfoliate Your Back

The best way to get rid of acne in the scapula is to exfoliate. Exfoliating will unclog the pores of bacteria. This will help remove bacteria's that might spread and lead to pimples. You can ask your mom, sister, friend or anyone you are comfortable with to help you scrub your upper back because doing this on your own is quite a difficult task. 

 Exfoliate Your Back
 Exfoliate Your Back

3. Wear Loose Clothes

Until your big day, try to wear something loose and airy. Do not stop your skin from breathing. Set your body free and allow air to pass. Wearing loose, comfy and breathable clothing will help your body remain less prone to sweat and oil. Wearing cotton in summer is the best you can do. They are an amazing sweat absorber and dryer. They will not stay damp. 

4. Wash Your Sheets

The bed is one such place where the backside of your body stays in contact for the maximum duration. This makes it pretty clear that a bedsheet is capable of breeding bacteria, dirt, and germs to your body. Your skin has chances of being irritated by the bedsheet and might eventually lead to breakouts. Hence it is advisable that you change your bedsheet twice a week.

5. Keep Moisturized

Keep your back clean and moisturized. This will not only help fight dry and dull skin but will also help to absorb the moisture and seal it in. if you really want to maintain a flawless upper back then you should not underestimate the power of a moisturizer.

6. Honey & Oatmeal 

This is a home remedy that will heal your back acne like a pro. All you have to do is take a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of honey. Blend them thoroughly and apply them to your back. Let them sit for 20- 30 mins. Wash them off. For a better result, apply this paste thrice a month. This will remove all the pimples on back.

7. Bath in Sea Salt

Another effective way to get rid of back acne in the scapula is to dip your body in sea saltwater. This will help your skin detoxify all the unnecessary elements. You will feel fresh and revitalized. So the next time you take a bath, do not forget to add 2 tablespoons of salt to your bathtub. 

Caution: do not let saline water wet your hair.

Bath in Sea Salt
Bath in Sea Salt

8. Mint Leaves are Awesome

Mint leaves are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin A and salicylic acid that help fight and prevent acne. Mash some mint leaves and add warm water to the leave. Let the water absorb the mint leaves for about 10 minutes and then pour them all over your back. After 20 minutes have a complete bath with lukewarm water. Twice a month is good to see the results.

Wearing the right bra
Wearing the right bra

9. Wearing the right bra?

To get rid of ‘Bacne’, you should make sure that you wear a proper, well fitted, comfy bra. Wearing too tight or too loose can irritate your skin. 

10. Visit a Dermatologist

If you have a serious breakout and none of the above is working then it is better to make an appointment with your provider. Make sure you open up in front of the dermatologist so that they can understand your problem and diagnose it. Also, you should follow the prescription that they give you or else visiting them will be a waste of money.

Now since you know how to have a smooth upper back do not keep on waiting, just start working to get rid of ‘Bacne’!!! If you want any guidance regarding how to treat acne, check here.

Also Read: Treatment of Jawline Acne