Hey y’all~ it’s the weekend and this week was the official start of summer! So clearly it’s time to head to the beach or go to the pool. For some this is exciting news but for others it is a nightmare having to expose our backne or buttne. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the terms backne and buttne, I’m talking about acne/pimples/clogged pores on your back and butt. I don’t think there’s a classier way to say it. Anywho, I have a mild case of back-ne. I can feel the bumps and I feel they’re blocked pores and it’s not a pleasing sight or touch. It’s dry, patchy, bumpy. Not my cup of tea you know?
My back is usually fine in Fall and Winter but when Spring and Summer rolls around, the skin on my back reacts to the changes in climate. I’m not sure about y’all, but this time of the year it tends to get worse because of the humidity and sweat. So what I do to fight this problem of mine is that I treat it just as I would if I had acne on my face. I wash my back with a cleanser with salicylic acid to help open clogged pores, neutralize the bacteria and preventing the area from clogging again. I use the Vichy Labratories Normaderm anti-imperfection deep cleansing foaming cream, 24,000KRW at Olive Young. After shampooing and conditioning my hair I go in with this product at the very end of my shower routine to wash away any hair product off my back. I also try to avoid getting shampoo and especially conditioner on my back. I rinse with my head down so that any other product except for bodywash and the foam cleanser is on my skin. I’m not 100% sure that this works but I like to believe it does. Our skin is a really tough organ but we have to be gentle with the stuff our skin can get in contact with.
I’ve also recently bought a brush back scrubber. Sometimes it can be hard to throughly clean the middle of your back so the extended handle of the back scrubber helps me reach these places as well as getting extra exfoliation. Plus it’s a great back scratcher hahaha. I got mine at the main store Olive Young in Myeongdong for about 14,000KRW.
So if you have any backne or buttne problems, try a salicylic acid wash and try to keep the area clean from any other products that might aggravate the area. Also, remember to dry those areas as soon as you get out of the shower and use a light body lotion or maybe a dray oil spray so your skin can be moisturised but at he same time breathe. Now are you ready for summer? Try it out and see if your skin is swimsuit ready 🙂
Have an awesome weekend!