Ever wondered why acne sometimes flares up on your back? Commonly known as “bacne,” this is often an indicator of severe acne. Unlike occasional facial spots, bacne is often driven by hormonal sensitivities and can involve painful nodules and cysts, primarily around the shoulders.
Bacne doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all cause. It can be triggered by hormonal imbalances, genetic factors, and certain medications. Even your sweat can contribute to back acne. A diet high in foods with a high glycemic index, dairy, and specific carbs can also worsen the condition.
Deep skin lesions, with cysts being softer and pus-filled.
The back has many oil glands that can lead to clogged pores when they mix with dead skin cells and bacteria.
When oil and dead skin block your hair follicles, it can lead to bacterial infections and inflammation.
Higher amounts of specific bacteria on your skin can lead to breakouts.
If bacne is making you uncomfortable, it’s time to consult our Specialists for an expert evaluation. Because the skin on your back is tougher and contains more sweat glands, it demands specialised treatment options to minimise scarring risks effectively.