Back acne is same condition as facial acne. The sebaceous glands on skin get stimulated by androgen and produce excess sebum. Sebum is an oily substance produced by oil glands of skin. Over produced sebum clog’s pores on skin and prevent the release of dead skin cells. Thus dead cells, sticky sebum attract bacteria which thrive in these pores to form acne. Back acne have to be treated very carefully as back skin is very thick and oil glands produce more sebum.
Back acnes leave ugly scars when healed. The texts of Ayurveda mention many wonder herbs which help in back acne and scars. Check below for these wonderful herbs which help as natural ayurveda remedy for back acne
Back Acne causes and ayurveda tips
What exaggerates Back acne?
Any thing which irritates skin exaggerates back acne. Few are mentioned here.
•Back packs which rub the skin surface.
•Rough back massages with unsuitable oils.
•Tight fitting cloths.
•Synthetic clothes which do not absorb sweat.
•Rough back seats
•Rubbing back vigorously with hard brush or loofahs
Herbal Back acne remedy in form of Aloe vera gel: Aloe Vera is an excellent herb which is widely accepted as natural herbal remedy for acne. Ayurveda describes the cooling and soothing effects of herb aloe Vera. The gel of aloe vera mixed with essential oils is the best ayurveda remedy for skin problems like acne. The aloe vera has shown excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restorative properties. The aloe Vera gel mixed with essential oils which heals acne, moisturizes the skin and rejuvenates it, has been considered as an excellent herbal acne remedy. Daily application of aloe vera gel prevents eruption of acne and is a best acne scar remedy
Herbal Back acne remedy in form of Herbal pack: The ingredient Multani mitti or fullers earth is known for its property of absorbing impurities. It is effectively used to remove acne, scars and marks. Another wonderful herb which is widely known for its antibiotic, antifungal and astringent properties is neem. This has been included as an active ingredient in herbal pack. Neem reduces inflammation, irritation, itching and helps to reduce scars and marks. Curcuma Aromatica has antibiotic, blood vitalizing, anti inflammatory properties. It prevents accumulation of dead cells and heals skin lesions effectively. It helps to remove scars, marks and makes the skin smooth and glowing.
Herbal Back acne remedy in form of skin cleanser: Herbal cleansers which have herbs like aloe Vera, green tea, Centella Asiatica , etc cleanse the skin gently without allowing skin to get dry. They remove clogged dirt and sebum from the skin pores without hurting the underlying skin and soothe the inflamed skin. Gently cleansing the skin regularly helps to get rid of acne.
Herbal Back acne remedy in form of body cleanser: According to ayurveda constipation and accumulation of toxins also cause acnes. Herbal tablets which contain triphala (emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica ) act as body coolants and expel body toxins . They regularize the bowel movements too. These tablets are excellent herbal ayurveda remedy for acne.
Ayurvedic Home remedy and treatment for Back acne:
•Wash your back with mild soap than harsh ones.
•Do not use loofahs or long rough back brushes, as they irritate skin and increase break outs.
•Mild skin cleansers are best to clean back skin.
•Prefer baths than showers as soaking in warm water for 20 minutes help to release dead skin cells.
•Avoid tight fitting clothes
•Do not wear synthetic clothes as they do not absorb water and allow the moistness to accumulate on skin. This is a favorable condition for bacteria which thrive in skin pores.
•Stay away from rough scratchy clothes as they irritate skin.
•Wear lose fitting soft cotton clothes.
•Do not get your back massaged with rough scrubs or irritant oils.
•Put a hair band to avoid falling of hair on back. The sweat and dirt accumulated on hair may fall on back skin through hair strands
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