Ive been struggling with back acne for a few years now. Rather have it on my back than face, but now it has spread to my shoulders and upper arms, getting annoying.
Saw a dermatologist, she prescribed me some schit that doesnt work.
Ive cleaned up my diet, besides shakes, I only drink water. Dont eat junk foods anymore, change sheets regularly, shower twice a day and always change shirts after sweating and a clean shirt before bed.
I realized that I always take hot showers, like hot hot water, not to the point where it burns but hot enough so I am never feeling cold.
Anyone know about hot showers that could be the root to the back acne?
After showers I have been using the Oxy cleansing pads on my back and applying the prescribed oitment. Using panoxl soap bar in the shower, but not much improvement.
03-07-2011, 12:00 PM #1
Are hot showers the cause of back acne?
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Not sure if you ever do this, but never, Never! Use the same T-shirt to work out in more than once in a row without washing it. That will give you body acne like no other.
like the guy above, finishing with cold water will help close your pores back up also. They open up with the hot water and your actually start to sweat, whether you realize it or not. This is actually good for them, just make sure you do a cold rinse to close them back up. It will suck but it will help.
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I get oil balls in-bedded in my pores, so they need to be exfoliated with a scrub or pulled out with pore tweezers. My girl usually takes care of my back. Haven't had a back pimple in a long time using that method.
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03-07-2011, 12:17 PM #14
use reverse psychology..
don't go to the dermatologist, start eating dirty, drink soda, beer, coffee, eat a lot of junk food, don't shower, don't use soap or Oxy pads..
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I have a ritual called "terminator". I crouch in the shower in the "naked terminator" pose. With eyes closed I crouch for a minute and visualize either Arnie or the guy from the 2nd movie. I then start to hum the T2 theme. Slowly I rise to a standing position and open my eyes. It helps me get through my day. The only problem is if the shower curtain sticks to my terminator leg. It sorta ruins the fantasy.
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look into neutrogena's orange body wash with little scrubbers it and finish each shower with cold water on your back, and check for improvement. I find it helps me finishing with cold water but im still experimenting. Use a loofa and really wash your back good with the exfoliating wash-----------------------
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last summer i took cold showers all the time and i cleared up really well, then this winter i was to much of a bitch to end it with cold since it was already like 60 degrees in the house and i started breaking out again. Coincidence maybe but not much else is different and i started ending with cold water recently and have cleared up again.
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03-07-2011, 12:33 PM #29
You should definitely use a scrubber. You should also consider switching to a shower gel instead of bar soap. The scrubber will help exfoliate the dead skin that can clog pores. Using a shower gel (try dove, it is gentle and will moisturize) will keep your skin from drying out. Dry skin will produce more oil to moisturize it, which just gets stuck in pores and causes acne. Put a non-greasy lotion on your back after your shower. Aveeno makes some great lotion. Or Jergens.
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