Tips on How to Fade Acne Scars on Your Back

Tips on How to Fade Acne Scars on Your Back

A lot of women tend to ignore the acne on their backs because unlike their faces, their backs are covered most of the time and people won’t see them. But acne, as it is often called, is painful when not treated and it leaves scars that may worsen over time. Clearly, your back deserves as much skin care as your face. Imagine if you have to wear a beautiful backless dress, and instead of its elegance and how lovely you look in it, people will notice those ugly blemishes. Your moment is ruined! You don’t want this to happen, so you should do something about it now. If you are wondering about how to fade acne scars on your back, bear in mind that the remedies are almost the same as the ones used on your face. But since the skin on your back is thicker and less sensitive, it can weather longer treatments.

There are several ways to fade acne scars on your back, and they are as follows:

Use a body scrub

There are safe and effective body scrubs available at stores that you can use whenever you take a bath in the morning or at night. A body scrub will not only exfoliate those acne scars but will also moisturize them, leaving your skin fresh and healthy. If you are adventurous, there are also some do-it-yourself body scrubs made of  salt, sugar, honey, and even coffee!

Apply sunscreen fade acne scars

Whenever you’re going out, expect that the sun will be harsh. Direct sunlight worsens the appearance of acne. Every time you apply sunscreen on your face, don’t forget to rub it on your back as well. Because of its ability to regulate the pH of your skin, sunscreen remains one of the most effective solutions to fade acne scars.

Try some bleaching creams 

These creams are available over the counter. You just have to do some research on the Internet to make sure that they are safe. Read testimonials and product reviews. Apply them at least twice a day on the affected area and expect results in two weeks.

Consider using cocoa butter with Vitamin E

Aside from being an ingredient of chocolates, cocoa butter is also a popular component of skin care products, such as soaps and lotions, because of its fragrance and moisturizing properties. To those who have long been looking for ways to fade acne scars, leaving cocoa butter on their backs overnight has been a helpful solution.

Talk to a dermatologist about treatments

If your acne scars are bothering you so much that they affect your everyday activities, you may want to pay a visit to a dermatologist. There are laser treatments and dermabrasions that remove unwanted scars and discolorations based on the severity of your scars. These may be a bit expensive and require multiple sessions, but they are effective. If you’re serious about having to fade acne scars, these treatments are the way to go.

You should show as much concern to your acne scars as to the acne scars on your face. Acne is a serious business, and when it is not treated well, it will continue worsening. Always do the basics: stay hydrated and eat fruit and vegetables as often as possible. Don’t be afraid to try home remedies. If you’re still facing problems with acne scars, it is always best to consult a dermatologist.

About the Author Amy Taylor

Hi, I'm Amy, the Beauty section editor for Independent Femme. I've worked at a cosmetics distribution company for a number of years and learned my way through beauty tricks by making a tonne of mistakes along the way. I'm here to ensure you don't make the wrong choices some of my former clients and I made!

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