What Causes Back Acne?

Megan Dominion

Your back, particularly the upper centre part is really difficult to reach. What this means is that normally occurring sweat and dirt can accumulate causing bacne breakouts, whereas with your face or other parts of the body it’s easily washed in a daily shower. 

Think about it…. Your daily activity may include a gym visit with a five minute stretch session laying on your back on a yoga-mat that’s how old?!!! You may go to work or college with a backpack heating up and rubbing around all that sweat into your pores. Additionally, think about your shower routine and that hard to reach area right between the shoulder blades. Are you hitting it? And Sis!.. How often are you changing those bedsheets?

Girl wearing backpack

Whilst the frequency and occurrence of back acne can also be more closely related to our age and hormones if it keeps coming up for you check out how to prevent, reduce and rid yourself of back acne.

Megan Dominion

Megan Dominion is SILKUP's Editor. She's been down both the curly hair and skincare rabbit holes many times and loves that there's always something new to learn; a new science, method, product or personal experience.