Every time we have posted any kind of blouse design inspiration on our page - whether it’s sexy back blouse design or lehenga blouse designs - you guys have commented and queried saying, ‘pehle ye to batao aysi back kese mile’. And we feel you all! Getting that flawless back is numero uno step for brides/ bridesmaids before donning a blouse that has a designer cut. So we bring to you 5 effective DIY masks to cure back acne and get rid of its nasty scars.
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Homemade Masks To Treat Bacne & Its Scars!
#1 Multani Mitti + Sandalwood Back Acne Mask
Take around 2-3 tbsp of multani mitti in a bowl along with 2 tsp of sandalwood. Mix it in with any liquid, like tomato juice, cucumber juice, rose water or even plain water would do. Apply it on a clean back and wash it off after it dries. It will take about 10-15 minutes. You can also add orange peel powder to the pack.
Multani Mitti (Buy here for Rs.54/-) is an affordable, easily available clay that offers a number of skin benefits. It is rich in minerals and has healing properties that prevent acne and pimples. When used regularly, it can work as a great remedy for female back acne and brighten & even out your back skin.
Sandalwood (Buy here for Rs.185/-) is a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent that exfoliates the skin & fights acne-causing bacteria. It’s natural skin-whitening properties also fades back acne scars so you can wear all those deep cut blouses with utmost confidence.
#2 Rose Water + Lemon Mask for Bacne
Add juice from about half a lemon to 3-4 tbsp of rose water. Apply it all over your back. You can use a cotton ball or a cotton pad as the pack will be quite runny in consistency. Or pour it into a spray bottle to make your DIY back acne spray. You can also add aloe vera gel to it. It can be used as an overnight mask or leave it on for about half an hour before you go for a bath.
Rosewater (Buy here) works amazingly well to balance the skin’s pH levels. Owing to its astringent properties, it also works as a great toner and cleanser to help clear pores of any dirt. It’s antioxidant effect hydrates and heals the skin so the acne doesn’t leave behind any scars.
Lemon juice, on the other hand, is a rich source of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts skin collagen and repairs skin from within. It’s also rich in citric acid, an astringent that closes your pores and tightens your skin. Using it along with rose water as a back acne spray can show results overnight.
#3 Charcoal Mask To Treat Bacne
Charcoal is amazing at pulling out sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells to clear out acne. Mix in 3-4 tbsp of charcoal powder with water and apply it all over your back. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Charcoal (Buy here) goes deep inside your skin to cleanse it of impurities. The buildup of dirt and sebum is the primary cause of acne, which charcoal powder can help break down. For anyone with oily skin, it will bring down oil secretion in your skin with just one use. We are not kidding! You can mix it with bentonite clay to boost its benefits. Keep in mind, charcoal is drying to the skin and you’d want to moisturize your skin thoroughly after using it.
#4 Gram Flour + Tomato + Turmeric Bacne Mask
Take around 3-4 tbsp of gram flour, add 2 tsp of turmeric and liquefy the mask using tomato juice. Apply it all over your back and leave on for 15-20 minutes before washing off with normal water.
Gram flour or besan has been used by women for centuries. It’s like the ultimate remedy for all your skin woes. The pulse flour is an excellent exfoliator and removes dead skin cells that cause acne. Plus it has zinc that fights any skin infections. Gram flour also has amazing skin lightening and brightening properties to lighten back acne scars.
Tomato Juice acts as an astringent that shrinks open pores and reduces blemishes. The famous lycopene in tomato juice does wonders at lightening stubborn back acne scars. If it’s easier, you can make a back acne spray using tomato juice + cucumber juice. Leave it for around half an hour and go for a bath straight away. Do it daily for a week to see a noticeable difference.
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, soothing, and exfoliating. All of these properties make it excellent at combating acne and reducing scarring. The hero ingredient in it is curcumin. Being a powerful enzyme, it can also help with skin conditions like psoriasis.
#5 Papaya + Egg White Mask for Back Acne
Blend the papaya into a smooth puree. Whisk an egg white into it. Apply it all over your shoulders and let it sit for 15 minutes. Gently remove it with warm water and then wash off with cold water to close the pores.
Brides-to-be can use papaya for their skin, hair, and also, for the back acne. Papaya is full of beta-carotene and an enzyme called papain that reduces wrinkles, fine lines and acts as a skin-lightening agent to reduce blemishes and acne scars. Papain is also an AHA, so it acts as a gentle exfoliator and softens the skin. Moreover, Vitamin C and Potassium in the fruit can boost collagen production and moisturize the skin.
Egg whites help in shrinking the pores where acne-causing bacteria grows. It can also help balance sebum production and thus makes for an amazing back acne treatment at home along with papaya puree. You can also add a tsp of lemon juice to the mixture to further enhance its benefits.
5 Most Common Causes of Back Acne In Females:
No, it’s not another excuse to stop exercising. But just to maintain proper hygiene once you are done. If you sweat a lot, don’t wear gym clothes that are too tight. This will just lead to sweat and dirt accumulating on your back wreaking havoc on the skin. Choose clothes that are breathable and sweat absorbent. Here’s a t-shirt that’s decently priced & has quick absorption + drying features. Choose a sports bar that offers the same benefits (like this one here).
Take a shower as soon as you’re done with the exercise. Exfoliate your back using a loofah. Don’t rub too hard though. If your skin type is dry, you can skip the soap at times. Or try this gel-based body wash by Avene.
Another advice is to wear fresh outfits. We know this will increase your laundry load but it can make a huge difference. Keeping as much sweat and dirt off your back is the goal here.
Hormonal acne just doesn’t affect your face. It can have an effect on your back as well. For girls battling PCOS or PCOD, we recommend you consult your dermatologist for the issue. The problem here is internal, so you need to fix it. External solutions are just a short-term fix for you. Have a conversation with your doctor on how to handle the situation.
Yet again, if you are prone to monthly acne flare-ups. It can show up on your back as well. To steer clear of them, we suggest you maintain extra care and precaution at that particular time of the month.
Dandruff & Scalp Infections:
When you get acne, dandruff, or scalp conditions being the reason might be the last thing to pop up in your mind. But it’s the primary cause of acne problems on the forehead, along the hairline, chest, and upper back. Start using an anti-dandruff shampoo immediately. Consult a dermatologist to find the right products for your hair depending on the condition of your scalp.
Furthermore, even your conditioner can cause your back to break out. The residue from it can clog the pores. So you either wash it off by turning your head upside down or rinse the back after you are done.
Are you someone who has struggled with acne problems since like forever? Unfortunately, skin at the back is particularly prone to acne, which can cause bacne troubles. It is also very thick, which means more piling up of dirt and sweat in the pores. All of this is made worse with overactive oil glands. Don’t you fret, the masks mentioned above, especially the one with the clays are tailor-made just for you!
Check on your diet:
‘You are what you eat’ applies to all your skin and hair woes, including female back acne. We all have some foods that act as acne triggers in our bodies. Like for me, it’s sugar and milk. I can have buttermilk or any other dairy products, but the day I have milk, I am sure to break out the next day. You’ll have to figure those triggers for yourself. The most common ones are sugar, dairy, and carbs. Try to eliminate them for a week and see if you notice a difference. Meanwhile, try to include 5-10 different kinds of fruits and vegetables in your diet daily and consume more healthy fats.
Back Acne Scars
What’s worse than acne? The scars it leaves behind. While most of it go away on their own, some of them are quite stubborn especially if you have the habit of picking on them. (Stop that now, seriously!) If you’re looking for a home remedy to cure your back acne, the masks mentioned above are great and effective. Try the lemon juice + rose water back acne spray and tomato + gram flour + turmeric if you are mainly struggling with bacne scars and not bacne.
The best safe and effective topical medication would be to apply a mixture of tretinoin (buy here) + kojic acid (buy here) before you go to sleep every night. It’s the most recommended solution by a dermatologist for both acne scars and acne. However, if your scars are too dark and you want them to lighten sooner, your doctor might recommend you to go for sessions of laser treatments or microdermabrasion.
Do you have any more queries regarding female back acne? Let us know in the comments section below!