(Closed) Pimples on back… help!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are you using any type of acne wash? I use the Clean & Clear Pink Grapefruit acne wash and it seems to keep them away. If you work out, shower as soon as you are done working out – don’t hang out in your work out clothes!!! If it’s getting pretty severe, try going to see a dermatologist. I got a prescription when I kept breaking out and it helped a lot. Try to wash your back twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Hope this helps!!!

Post # 4
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I get the occasional one on my back so I’ve been using the Neutrogena body wash. It definitely has helped keep them away. If one does pop up, it’s gone within a day or two.  My dress has a low back so I’m worried about this too!

Post # 5
1348 posts
Bumble bee

I break out on my back when my conditioner is too moisturizing, tea tree shampoo/conditioner helps a lot. I also wash & condition my hair first then wash my body, so that I was off any extra conditioner.

Post # 6
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club

I used Accutane as a young adult, and that did the trick, but for prom, my sister did my makeup on back spots! Hope that helps!

Post # 7
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do get them, and they’re awful! I suck at makeup so I can’t give you coverage tips, but I do have prevention steps.


1. Shower immediately after every workout using a gentle body wash.

2. Apply a toner with salicylic acid in it to your whole back (I use Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent).

3. Drink a ton of water.

4. If you end up with one on your wedding day, don’t pop it because it’ll be harder to cover that way. Any time before that, pop it and then clean it very well so that it’ll heal up nicely.

Post # 9
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve struggled with this problem for years. Once I got engaged I knew I had to see a dermatologist and figure out a plan of action. i’ve been using a combination of benzoyl peroxide body wash in the shower and clindamycin gel, Differin gel, and an AHA lotion each night before bed. I was using Hydroquinone cream but it’s not meant for continuous long term use, so the Differin is replacing it. This is the only combination that’s helped me. It hasn’t solved the problem completely, but I’d say it got rid of 85-90% of it, depending on where I am in my cycle. I’ve never used makeup to cover it so I can’t help with that.

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

When I was younger I suffered from really bad spots on my back and shoulders.  I used to get my mum to apply acne treatement on them to no avail.  I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with folliculitis.  This is an infection in the hair follicles.  I got it especially around where I wore my bra straps due to the friction, as well as where my hair ended (build up of sweat etc.  After months of acne treatements doing virtually nothing, I was given a steroid roll-on that cleared up the whole breakout in a matter of days.

If I was you, I would go and have it checked out because if acne treatement is not working it could well be this!

Post # 11
5269 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Cetaphil!!! Had this badddd in jr high n HS. Then in the Navy at 17,derm.dr recommended cetaphil:) 

Post # 12
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also have the same problem.    I just use acne body wash in the summer (when I get the most)  I plan to get a back facial a couple of weeks before the wedding.

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