Aug 4, 2020
As an Esthetician, I am treating
the skin on a daily basis. I also airbrush tan, which allows me to
see my client’s backs. And in the summertime, I definitely see more
cases of” bacne” than other seasons.
Let’s talk bacne! In this
episode, learn more about the causes of back acne, understand it,
and the easy steps you can take to treat that bacne and get ready
for smooth, clear, and glowy backs! Also, learn two of my MUST have
fav tips and tools to keep in your beauty cabinet to keep your
bacne at bay!
What exactly is bacne? Well, it’s
basically acne on your back. I admit I even get breakouts,
especially during the hot summer time-especially when I walk or do
summertime activities. Acne itself is a nice little combo of
inflammation in your skin, high oil levels, acne-causing bacteria,
and little sticky skin cells within your follicles blocking oil
from freely flowing out. Of course, we know multiple factors can
also cause acne including genetics, hormones, medication side
effects, stress and diet.
A lot of us are actually more
prone to breakout on our backs (I know I am) due to excess dead
skin cells and overactive oil glands.
Did you know that the skin on
our backs is extremely thick? That means it is easier to get
blocked pores there than other places on our
Also, it is very interesting to
find out we have MORE sebaceous (aka oil) glands on our upper half
of the body than the lower half. Hello there to more blocked
Show Highlights: Ok, so now let’s get to a few ways to
you need to book a back facial with an Esthetician
- Change out of your sweaty workout clothes as
soon as possible. Carry body wipes with you and remove the sweat as
soon as you are done with your work out session. Use a fresh pair
of clothes for each workout, sports bra, and all.
reading your hair products like your skin products. Look for the
bottle to read non-comedogenic, oil-free, and if you're really
lucky-won’t clog pores. Your hair conditioner running down your
back can easily contribute to disturbing your pores.
Salicylic. I love Glo’s Clear body spray as it’s super easy for me
to spritz my back (with a little stretch!) and let the product go
to work. I typically spray it on after I take my shower, while my
skin is still damp to allow the product to go deeper into my skin.
It really has worked so well for my clients. You can also spray
these on other body areas that are breaking out-such as your
shoulder and chest area. I offer this product at my spa so if
interested feel free to DM me at lindseyrholder and I would be happy to ship it to you! You can
also look for body washes that contain salicylic acid to get the
- Exfoliate: I love using a
silicone back scrubber
for our hard to reach back area.
Silicone resists bacteria and is very easy to clean. The last thing
you want is for your body scrubber to harbor bacteria, so that is
my preferred material. You can easily get these on Amazon and they
are very affordable. This is the one I use linked
frequency: Ok, let’s
kill this bacteria. One of my favorite recommendations as a combo
to using the clear body spray is to use a
high frequency wand
(the one I use linked
here) two to three times weekly. High
frequency is amazing and if you come to me as a client you’ll
notice this is one of the skincare tools I like for you to have.
The action of this tool’s current is THERMAL, which means
heat-producing and Oxygen. This is an excellent combo for killing
acne bacteria UNDER the skin, even for the most stubborn cystic
acne. You’ll notice the modality of the device turns colors when
you turn it on. When applied to the skin, it immediately releases
argon gas while producing a small electric current, killing the
bacteria. Bonuses using high frequency are that they also reduce
redness and calms inflammation.
your sheets: Don’t underestimate the power of clean sheets and
clean detergents! A lot of us sweat in our sleep, so having
breathable and moisture-wicking sheets are important. Also, look
for hypoallergenic sheets in order to prevent bacterial growth.
When you sleep, dirt and oil are transferred from your skin to your
sheets. I change my sheets weekly on my favorite
pillow ever, but if having flare-ups, add in one extra
your sunscreen. Make sure to look for an oil-free and light
sunscreen that lets your skin breathe. Make sure to subscribe to
learn all about the different types of sunscreen and which one I
prefer on a future podcast. Sunscreen is of vital importance to
still use on back acne as you want to prevent possible
hyperpigmentation. I go into this in Show Episode number three
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