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Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”
In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a
What Can I Do About Breakouts on My Back?
Break-outs on the back are very common, particularly if you exercisea lot. Sweating and wearing tight clothing breed bacteria. Long hair that gets oily and dirty and rests on your back is another culprit. Since the skin on your back an be pretty resilient, the first line of defense is to use a back brush daily when showering. This will help exfoilate the dead skin cells preventing them from accumulating in the pores. A blemish is caused by an accumulation fo oil and dead skin cells that act as a breeding ground for the P-acnes bacteria. My favorite product for blemishes on the back is DDF PUMICE ACNE SCRUB. A combination of circular bead