How to Treat Back Acne: Home Remedies For Pimples

In an attempt to clear their acne cheaply, people have used some inventive ingredients including potatoes, vinegar and lemon juice, toothpaste, garlic, lime juice and basil, and lots of others. Some people claim that these and other home remedies work for them to some degree.

Acne is a skin infection that has been known to appear anywhere on human skin, once the skin condition is conducive and proper for acne to appear on that part of the body, acne will normally breakout. Acne normally appears on the face, but it can also appear on your back, neck, etc.

Back acne is the most annoying of all because to apply treatment to the pimples on your back can sometimes be an uphill task. But there are well known simple home remedy treatment that can get rid of back acne fast and effectively. Listed below are some home remedies for treating back acne easily.

Maintain Hygiene:

Shower twice a day and keep the body clean and dry. Preferably use an anti bacterial soap or a neem based soap. Wash the back gently and avoid vigorous scrubbing or it may aggravate acne breakout. Keep your back free of sweat by washing it after any kind of physical activity. Always wear properly washed clothes. Maintaining hygiene, in itself is a treatment for back acne.

Choose Cosmetics Carefully:

Use a moisturizer every time you take a bath in order to nourish your skin. However, use a water based instead of an oil based body moisturizer as oils in cosmetics may clog the pores, thereby causing blackheads and pimples. Natural oils like lavender oil, tea tree oil or jojoba oil can be used to moisturize the skin as they limit the sebum production by sebaceous glands. These oils act as natural acne cures, but work best when applied in limits and in a diluted form as they might cause allergy to acne prone skin.

Cleansing Using a Back Scratcher:

It is important when cleansing back acne that you use only a soap that has been formulated for people with sensitive skin types, even if you do not consider your oily skin to be sensitive. This is because a soap for sensitive skin will not contain fragrances or chemicals that could irritate or aggravate your already-inflamed skin.

You can apply the soap using a back scratcher which has a washcloth attached to its end with a rubber band. You can lather up the washcloth, then apply it to the back acne with the lathered back scratcher. Rinse well after you have lathered the back area. Avoid scrubbing the skin. A simple lather and rinse will suffice.

Egg White:

Crack some eggs and remove the yolks i.e. the yellow of the egg and leaving only the egg whites. Beat these egg whites for some time and apply this to your face or the affected part. Wait for about 15 minutes and wash off the area applied. The purpose of applying the egg whites is to eradicate the excess oil from the skin that promotes early healing of skin and acne.


It was previously an amateur practice but now it has scientifically proven that toothpaste actually help in curing the acne. Apply it unswervingly to your acne spot before retiring to bed. This is believed to help manage the swelling overnight. Just make sure that it is not the gel tooth paste but the paste.

Baking Soda:

Baking soda is commonly available in all kitchens. Apart from its chief function in baking it is also considered as a good as a facial scrub. The purpose of a facial scrub is to exfoliate the skin, eradicating dead skin that can ultimately clog pores and lead to acne spots. Add clean water to a small amount of baking soda and make a paste out of it that can be applied. Gently massage the paste on to your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse the baking soda off with clean water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel that is not used before. Don’t allow the baking soda to stay on your face longer than fifteen minutes as it may case rashes.

Salt and Water:

Prepare a salt solution by adding salt into warm water. Use the resulting solution to wash your face two times a day i.e. morning and evening. This will remove the excess oil from your face making it safe from acne occurrence.


It is a popular home remedy for acne. Most of the people who use vinegar to treat acne use the apple cider but plain vinegar (commonly found) can also be put to use. In spite of which type you use, vinegar can be extremely helpful when it comes to clearing up acne problem. It has the capability to kill the acne causing bacteria, balance your skin’s pH level and absorb extra oil that gets accumulated on your skin. Starting with clean, dry skin, apply diluted vinegar (eight parts water to one part vinegar) straight to your skin with a cotton ball, and leave it on.

Eat Healthy:

Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Eat fiber rich foods like lentils and whole grains. Avoid fried foods and refined sugar. Alcohol and smoking is a big no too. Decrease the intake of tea, coffee and carbonated drinks. Instead shift to herbal tea or green tea. There are antioxidants present in green tea which prevent acne breakout. Make juices from wheat grass, aloe vera and lime an important part of your diet as they all have acne healing properties. Eat 3-4 cloves of garlic daily. It will help to boost the immune system and make the body strong enough to kill the acne inducing bacteria. Including these natural products in your diet is one of the most beneficial home remedies for back acne.

Increase Water Intake:

Water eliminates the impurities in the body and cleanses the entire system. Drink 1.5-2 liters of water every day. Also first thing in the morning, take a glass of lukewarm water with half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey in an empty stomach. This is one of the easiest back acne remedies.

Moisturizing Using Olive Oil:

Olive oil is a non-clogging oil that can be used in place of a chemical lotion to moisturize and hydrate the skin. It can be applied in the same fashion as the soap and the tea tree oil, by using the washcloth attached to the back scratcher. Pour 1 tbsp. of olive oil onto the washcloth, and apply the oil to the back after the tea tree oil has been absorbed by the skin. After a sufficient amount of oil is on the skin, let it sit there for 1 to 2 minutes to soak in. Use a dry washcloth to wipe away any excess oil that may remain on the skin.

Lime Lemon or Orange:

Choose any of these members of the citrus family. Lime and lemon are very rich in citric acid that is a very good exfoliator. You can also apply fresh lemon juice varied with rose water in your face; leave it there for 15 minutes. A continuous application of this for fifteen days will give you astonishing results. Ground the orange peel with water to make a thick paste that can be applied on the acne spot to make you acne free. Lime combined with rose water is also an optional acne home remedy. Just apply it on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.


Oatmeal can absorb un-wanted oil and draw out impurities that reside deep in the skin. Cook some plain oat meal like you would for consumption. Let it cool off, and rub it over your clean skin. Let it stay for a while, like you would a mask, and then rinse off. If you do this on a usual basis, you should notice results soon.

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