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Back Acne & Treatments

Bacne – referring to acne on the back, is a quite common form of acne, especially among men. Due to the over-active sebaceous glands on our backs, combined with some lifestyle causes, men are prone to this seemingly difficult form of acne. Especially during the summer months, bacne can be problematic making shirtless situations something many want to avoid. Luckily it is not that difficult to treat once the cause of it is ascertained.

Common causes of acne on the back

Shampoo & Body Wash

A lot of soaps have ingredients in them that potentially can cause pores to clog, creating spots on your back. To avoid any soap that can cause problems, it’s best to stick to neutral washes or washes for sensitive skin.

Hair Products

When you regularly use hair products, especially when you live in a warm climate, chances are that you gel or wax melts during the day and ends up trickling down the pores on your back. This may cause outbreaks all over the upper part of your back. Apart from eliminating or minimizing the hair product from your daily routine, make sure you go to bed with washed hair. This could mean you have to wash it twice to remove all gel.


Although this might seem an obvious point to make, personal hygiene and cleanliness may play a part in some men’s struggle with break outs. Daily showers and showers after workouts or heavy sweating are an essential part in one’s daily routine. Besides this, using clean and dry towels to dry your body after a shower and having your bed linen changes frequently, is vital to keeping your skin acne free.


Wear clothing that fits and breaths well. Tightly fitting clothes can exacerbate the sebaceous glands on your back, especially when combined with excessive warmth and sweat. Try to wear clean, cotton shirts that sit comfortably and remember to change immediately into a clean one after exercise or heavy sweating.


After taking care of all the above, and bacne is still a problem for you, the problem might well be hormonal. It means that when your body experiences periodic spikes (in for instance testosterone) —which happens naturally to all of us — you’re more prone to a single breakout. Continuous hormonal imbalances might indicate a more serious problem, in which case you should see a professional.


While tackling the previously mentioned causes of bacne might be a big help for some, the fact is that your back could use some pampering once in a while, just like the rest of your body. To help you get in tip-top condition, Persona offers treatments specifically tailored for men. Our Back Cleanse skin treatment is perfect for those tough-to-reach spots targeting a variety of skin care needs such as clogged pores, blackheads, acne and dehydrated skin. All our skin treatments are tailored for the unique skin care needs of men. A deep thorough cleansing, exfoliation and special attention to any nagging ingrown hairs, leave your skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Head over to our Professional Skin Care section for more info or call us to schedule a well-deserved treatment. https://persona.com.mt/price-list/#tab-1426264127414-7-5