Whether you'll be a bride, a bridesmaid, a guest, or all of the above, now is the time to start working on any skin issues that might make you feel less pretty in a fancy dress.
Acne forms when pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin and oil. The skin on your back has larger pores than facial pores which means they are far more likely to become clogged and blemished.
Here’s our top tips on how to banish bacne:
1. Shower The Bacteria Away
Sweat that builds up between skin and gym clothes can awaken acne-causing bacteria, which can lead to a post-gym breakout. Shower right after the gym or your home workout to blast away sweat and bacteria before it clogs up pores.’
2. Use a blemish clearing Body Wash
Like facial cleansers, using the right body wash in the shower is key to targeting bacne. Pick a body wash that contains tea tree or Salicylic Acid, both proven acne-fighting ingredients
Try: The Body Shop TEA TREE BODY WASH, 250ml, £7.00
Use this wash daily to hygienically cleanse blocked pores, and remove dirt and excess oil.
3. Invest In A Body Scrub
Exfoliating your back is essential in helping to encourage skin renewal whilst resurfacing and refreshing your body’s skin cells. Use a scrub on your back, neck and shoulders every 3-4 days to get rid of those blemishes and reveal soft, smooth skin.
Try: The Body Shop PINK GRAPEFRUIT BODY SCRUB, 200ml, £15.00
Pink Grapefruit Helps Fight Spots & Blackheads With A Fresh Feel
4. Do A Spot Check
Feel a spot brewing? Use a targeted product. Apply directly to blemished skin using the wand or clean fingertips and let the spot fighting ingredients do their work.
Try: The Body Shop TEA TREE OIL, 10ml, £8.50
5. Avoid moisturisers
Avoid using a body lotion as skin on the back doesn’t need the same hydration as the face. The lotion could get trapped in the pores undoing all your hard work above!
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