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Worse than Acne: Bacne Matthew J. Trovato, MD

Worse than Acne: Bacne

Worse than Acne: Bacne

Just when we thought acne was the worst of it, along came bacne: the stubborn little friend who’s always hitching a ride on your back. During the colder winter months, you might not mind it as much, but when summer comes around–BAM, there it is.

If you’re self-conscious about going out in a swimsuit due to bacne or body acne, keep reading for some tips about how to rid yourself of this pest, once and for all.

Bye bye, bread.

All those carb-free diets might have had something right. New studies might show a link between low-glycemic diets and lower rates of bacne. Try ditching the bread to see if your bacne goes away.

Go natural.

If you love working out, you might be causing your own bacne woes. The tight, synthetic material in most of the amazing workout clothes you see these days just trap sweat and bacteria, causing clogged pores and–you guessed it–bacne.

Try switching out your tops for breathable, loose-fitting tees made of cotton to help the skin on your back breathe.

Switch up your diet.

New studies show that high-glycemic diets (full of carbs) may be linked to stubborn acne, and bacne. Cut out processed carbohydrates for six weeks to see if it helps improve your skin.

Go soft.

Exfoliating your skin might come second-nature to us skincare-lovers, but exfoliating the entire body (especially the back if you have bacne) can help remove dead skin cells and improve skin texture. Don’t scrub too hard, or you might just aggravate the beast. Just a gentle scrub with a loofah once or twice a week may help.

Call in the pros.

Sometimes the little fixes aren’t good enough, or you need a jumpstart to get your skin moving in the right direction. Thankfully, we have some options for you. For example, a chemical peel can help remove surface debris that clog the pores and help reveal more glowing, clear skin underneath.

If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels for acne and bacne, give us a call at (214) 827-2873 for our Dallas location or (973) 509-2000 for our New York location.

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