If you suffer from facial acne, there is a good chance that you also suffer from back acne. While facial acne can be easily seen and therefore easier to treat, back acne can be more difficult to treat since it can not be as easy to reach or see. Acne is commonly the result of a hormonal imbalance that can begin around puberty. Other causes of acne can include excess stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, bad hygiene as well as just having an overly busy lifestyle. While it may not be the fastest to treat these back acne, home remedies could be just what you are looking for to help clear away your skin problems.

Effective Home Remedies for Back Acne


Oatmeal bath

Oatmeal can help absorb excess oil from the skin while gently exfoliating it to remove dead skin cells and toxins. Grind three tablespoons of oatmeal until you have a powder; add this powder to a warm bath and soak in it for about 25 minutes. Repeat this a few times a week.


Epsom salt bath

There are many benefits to soaking in an Epsom salt bath. Not only will this flush out the toxins but it reduces redness, inflammation, and any itchiness while increasing the absorption of vitamin D, zinc, and potassium that are vital for healthy skin. Add one or two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for about 25 minutes.


Tea tree oil treatment

Tea tree oil can kill off the bacteria that causes acne. It contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that make it an effective acne treatment. Tea tree oil should always be diluted with either water or a carrier oil or it can cause skin irritation. Combine a few drops of the oil with a cup of water and apply this to your back using a cotton ball. Repeat this three times a day.


Apple cider vinegar spray

Drinking apple cider vinegar can help balance your pH levels as well as reduce inflammation and fight off bacteria. Applying a apple cider vinegar solution to you back can have the same effect which can reduce your back acne. Combine one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on your back and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Repeat the process on a daily basis preferably before you go to bed.


Sea salt bath

Sea salt is one of the most exceptional back acne home remedies. Using organic sea salt will help prevent additional bacteria growth that can make your acne worse because it absorbs the excess oil and moisture on the skin. Add two to three cups of the sea salt to a warm bath and soak in it for about 25 minutes. You can also create a sea salt water solution and keep it in a spray bottle. Spray your back twice a day and let it dry completely before dressing twice a day.


Cinnamon mask

To help kill the bacteria that cause acne, create a cinnamon and honey mask. The cinnamon has antibacterial properties and the honey helps clean the skin while also soothing it from irritation. Combine a teaspoon of cinnamon with two tablespoons of honey and a half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your back and allow it to sit for about 20 minutes or until it is dry. Rinse the mixture with warm water and repeat the process on a daily basis.


Lemon juice

The acid in lemon juice removes dead skin and promotes new healthy skin growth. It can also reduce the appearance of any scars left by the acne. After showering, pat your back dry and apply fresh lemon juice using a cotton ball. Once the area is dried, you can dress in loose fitting clothes and rinse the juice off in a few hours. Repeat this process every day for one week and you will notice your acne clear up.


Mint paste

Peppermint leaves contain menthol which contains anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve pain and swelling caused by the acne. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the leaves until you have a paste. Apply this paste to your back and leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Repeat this process three times a day and this is one of the helpful back acne home remedies that will soothe acne away.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is commonly used to heal many types of infections and wounds. It contains astringent, regenerative properties and antifungal components. Use fresh-squeezed aloe Vera gel from a leaf, you can scoop this gel out using a spoon. Apply the gel to your back and allow it to dry. Repeat this process up to four times a day to reduce breakouts and treat back acne.


Witch hazel

Witch hazel contains catechol tannin which effectively cleanses the skin and reduces inflammation and redness. Apply a few drops of the witch hazel oil using a cotton ball and allow it to try. Repeat this process three times a day to treat back acne.


Orange peel paste

To help remove dead skin and promote healthy skin cell growth, the vitamin C in orange peels is great for treating back acne. Blend the dry peel of an orange with water and three tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Once you have a paste, apply it to your back and leave it on until it is dried. Rinse the paste off with warm water and repeat the process on a regular basis.


Raw honey

Manuka honey or raw honey has powerful antibiotic and antibacterial agents that can fight off back acne. Apply some of the honey on your back and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Repeat this process three times a day to reduce back acne and keep skin hydrated.



Turmeric is one of the highly effective back acne home remedies that kills off the P. acne bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain and swelling caused by acne. Create a paste by mixing teaspoons of turmeric with some sesame oil and apply it to your back. Let it sit for up to an hour and then rinse off with warm water. Repeat this process twice a day for about three or four days.


Fresh tomato juice

The salicylic acid in tomatoes can quickly dry out acne. Simply cut a tomato into slices and rub one of the slices over your back. Allow the juices to dry for about ten minutes and then rinse off with water. Repeat this process twice a day.


Healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet is vital to maintain healthy skin. Be sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day to flush out toxins in your body. Eating a well-balanced diet that is full of leafy green vegetable and whole grains and avoid greasy fatty foods.

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