Guide To Less Known - Back & Bum Acne

Guide To Less Known - Back & Bum Acne

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Back and bum acne is more common than you think — a lot of women and men deal with them. These pesky bumps are both annoying and painful. Even though they might look like pimples, they are quite different from the acne on the facial skin. 

What is Back Acne?

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Back acne is often termed as ‘Bacne’ is a result of inflammation caused due to the oil buildup under the skin. Accumulation of dead skin cells and oil inside the pores of the skin, combined with an overgrowth of a common skin bacteria, Cutibacterium acnes, triggers an inflammatory response. Six types of acne lesions can occur on the back and those are: whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. 

What is Bum Acne?

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Buttocks breakouts are as painful and uncomfortable as facial acne. However, they are quite different from them. Bumps on your bum are generally caused because of folliculitis. Folliculitis is usually formed when the staph bacteria present on the skin, infects the hair follicles. If this infection gets worse, it can lead to a boil. They are filled with pus and can be itchy and may cause discomfort. 

How to prevent and cure acne on the back and bum area?

Avoid heavy skincare products

It’s best not to use any heavy oil-based products on your back and bum areas. As it can cause more harm than good on your skin. Try Sanfe Back and Bum Anti-Cellulite Cream & Sanfe Back & Bum Acne Clearing Lotion to moisturize your skin and prevent acne. You can also use Sanfe Back & Bum Lightening Serum that will help in reducing acne scars, pigmentation, and improves the skin’s texture.

Regular washing and exfoliation 


Dirt and sweat can aggravate acne and hence, it is important to clean the area regularly. Use a mild scrub like Sanfe Back & Bum Detox Scrub to exfoliate the skin once a week to get rid of dead skin cells. Additionally, use a detoxing mask for your bum area like you would use for your facial skin. Sanfe Back & Bum Lightening mask helps in brightening the rough bum skin, removing tanning, reduces pigmentation visibly, and does not dry out the skin.

Wear loose-fitted clothes

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Wearing loose-fitted clothes made of natural material lets the skin breathe. 

However, in case of severe boils, please seek proper medical attention. Also, check our expert live session here: 

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