Post # 1
I have really tempramental skin on my back, and I’m reallllly nervous it’ll be acting up on my wedding day. It’s normally just blackheads, but sometimes it is full on bacne. (TMI, sorry)
We ordered Proactiv, to see if it helps clear it up. Has anyone had luck with Proactiv for body skin?
Also, I have some mild scarring from this…does anyone have suggestions of having that fixed??
Post # 3
I suffer from bacne. It’s horrible and I hate it.
Birth control does help keep it under control.
But this is what has helped me.
1. Your conditioner is usually a big culprit. I put my hair up after I rinse my hair, then wash my back. I use PanOxl Bar. Found at any drugstore. I use a loofah to scrub my back. The loofah will need to be changed out every few weeks and allowed to dry well in between use.
2. After your shower. Dry your back and use witch hazel with a couple of drops of tea tree oil added to it. Wipe your back/chest down with it You can put it in a spray bottle if that’s easier.
Usually birth control keeps it under control but now that I’m working out I’ve gotten a few break outs. So I have to use the Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil whenever I workout.
Post # 4
Proactive is mostly benzoal peroxide which is a ‘drying’ agent and works best with white heads or ‘red’ [inflamed] acne.
My partner has used it on his shoulders before, and while it helps to minimize acne, it becomes more of a black head situation, where the pores are still clogged, just not inflamed.
gives some good advice and I would recommend trying it out, as I find that even though I am not prone to acne at all, if I forget to put my hair up after conditioning I’ll get a small break out where the hair has sat.
Also, tea tree oil has been a god-send for my partners skin as it is a ‘calming agent.’
Post # 5
@Asparagus: ohhhh conditioner!! I never even thought about that. My hair goes past my bra snaps, so that would make sense. I bet if I put it up, that would really help.
I’ll try the witch hazel and tea tree oil in a spray bottle.
I take BC, but it really only helps on my face. The rest of my body doesn’t really seem to be affected.
Do you know what to do about the scarring? It’s mild, but it’s a little redder than the rest of my skin, so I notice it.
Post # 6
@napabridekelsey: You may have to give microdermabrasion a try. You could try a home kit one and see if that helps.
Have you tried Retin A prescription? It can help with mild scaring and the acne.
This biggest issue is it will bleach anything with color. So you would need to wear a white tshirt to bed.
Best of luck!
Post # 7
Whenever I exercise (especially run) I start getting deep, painful breakouts on my back. My birth control didn’t make it go away completely, so I switched to the tanning bed. I did that for several months and it cleared up. Plus, I got tan. I know it’s not the healthiest option, but if you’re doing it for a short time just to be safe for the wedding, you should be fine.