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Treat Your Bacne (Back Acne) At Home With These Remedies

Bacne, meaning acne that happens on your back, is an annoying skin problem. Acne can happen at any part of the body, including both in men and women.

From face to the neck when the acne spreads over the back, then it is called bacne. Bacne makes the skin turn itchy, scratchy, with a constant irritation and the worst part is - one cannot reach this part of the body with their own hands.

Added to this, there is a constant irritation on the skin that the bacne creates. For women, deep-cut blouse or dresses come to a pause because of bacne.

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Now, one major mistake that everyone does is, they go by the name and assume that there is only acne at the back of the skin and treat it likewise. Well, bacne is a skin breakout which might be in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, clogged pores, pustules, blisters, boils, pimples or cysts.

Overactive oil cells of the skin containing sebum and abundance of dead skin react together and lead to bacterial growth, which is the key cause bacne. Bacne turns worst if treated wrong or unmindfully scratched.

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There are home remedies for bacne that bring relief and in the long term make the skin smooth and blemish free. Along with these home remedies for bacne that you can try, during the treatment phase do avoid scratching the area and also wearing tight-fitting clothes.

Now, that you know the basic precautions that you have to take to manage bacne, here are the home remedies for bacne that could help treat the problem.


Turmeric Powder

Turmeric is a powerful healer for any worst skin circumstance, and in case of bacne, it absorbs the extra oil from the body. It also provides a glowing and smooth skin.

Ingredients & Method:

2 teaspoons of turmeric powder

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

  • Mix the turmeric powder and sesame oil to form a thick paste. Using a cotton ball or with hands, dab the oily turmeric paste on your back acne.
  • After an hour, rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • You can use the turmeric powder remedy up to two times in a day.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt contains magnesium, potassium, vitamin D, and zinc properties that make it antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Hence, adding Epsom salt to the bath regime helps exfoliate the impurities from your skin, including the back which will cure your bacne problem.

Ingredients & Method:

1 cup Epsom salt

1 cup olive oil

  • Mix equal proportion of epsom salt and olive oil.
  • It is better if someone else can do the second part of epsom salt and olive oil treatment for you. Here, the oil-salt mixture has to be applied on your back acne in a circular motion. This can be massaged on your acne or the affected areas for up to 10 minutes.
  • Once the Epsom salt and olive oil massage is done, lie on the bed and wait for a few minutes.
  • This can follow with a lukewarm shower.

Sea Salt

For centuries, sea salt has been used to cure skin problems and its merits extend to bacne also. Sea salt absorbs the extra oil from your body, which is the primary cause behind your bacne.

Ingredients & Method:

3 tablespoons of sea salt

500 ml of clean water

1 spray bottle

  • In the spray bottle, mix the sea salt and water in the right amount. Close the spray bottle and you can use the mixture on your bacne every day (twice).
  • Spray it after your morning shower and before going to bed.
  • Do not over-dampen the bacne-prone area with the sea salt water. Instead, after spraying, let the water rest on your bacne for a feel-good factor.

Oatmeal And Honey

Oatmeal is a scrub for your acne, while honey is its natural mosturizer. Oatmeal will take off the extra oils from your back, while the honey will keep the skin hydrated.

Ingredients & Method:

3 tablespoons of oatmeal

2 tablespoons of honey

  • First, grind the oatmeal into its powder form in the mixer.
  • Now, take the oatmeal powder in a bowl and add honey to it.
  • Blend the oatmeal powder and honey to a smooth paste.
  • You can keep the oatmeal-honey paste in the fridge for sometime to chill.
  • Apply the chilled oatmeal-honey mask on your acne-prone areas and wait for approximately 20 minutes.
  • This oatmeal-honey mask can be used once every day until your bacne problem resolves. However, do not try preserving the mask and rather prepare it fresh, every day.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Anti-inflammatory property of apple cider vinegar works on the pH balance of the skin, while its malic and acetic acid work on the acne. This natural astringent contains beta-carotene that fights with skin adversities.

Ingredients & Method:

1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

1 cup of water

Cotton ball

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. With a cotton ball, apply this on the bacne and affected areas.
  • Wait for 10 minutes for your skin to absorb the apple cider vinegar and water mix.
  • Use lukewarm water to rinse it off.
  • Do moisturize your skin after applying the apple cider vinegar and water mix.
  • This apple cider vinegar and water treatment can be continued for up to 3 days.


Mined directly from underground, borax has high alkalinity that works on your back acne. Applying borax might make your acne little irritant, but do not worry, it stays for the initial few seconds and then calms down.

Ingredients & Method:

½ a teaspoon of borax powder

1 teaspoon of glycerin

1 teaspoon of water

1 cup

  • In the cup, mix borax powder, glycerin, and water. You will get a white paste.
  • Apply the borax paste on your bacne and let it dry. The borax paste takes time to dry and may take up to 20 minutes.
  • When dried completely on your skin, rinse off using lukewarm water.
  • This can be followed by a cold bath, for a feel-good factor.
  • The borax treatment can be done 1 or 2 times every day.

Aloe Vera Gel

If you have bacne, you will have a constant irritation around that skin area. To calm down your skin, you can use fresh aloe vera gel. The suggestion is to use fresh aloe vera gel only.

Ingredient & Method:

2 aloe vera leaves

  • Cut open the aloe vera leaves and with a spade, extract its fresh gel in a bowl.
  • Let the aloe vera gel be in the fridge for 30 minutes and chill.
  • Apply the chilled aloe vera gel on your bacne slowly and feel relaxed.
  • Let the aloe vera gel be on your bacne for 15 minutes.
  • You can wash off the aloe vera gel on your bacne with lukewarm water.
  • Do moisturize your skin after the aloe vera gel treatment.


Always available in the house, tomatoes work great on the acne-prone skin because of their lycopene content, which is an antioxidant that reacts on skin. Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K of tomatoes react on the acne, especially at the initial or mid stage.

Ingredient & Method:

1 tomato

  • Ensure you take a fresh tomato only.
  • Cut the tomato into halves.
  • Take each half, and rub it on your acne.
  • The juicy texture might make the tomato application little drippy, but it is for the good.
  • Depending on the size of the tomato, you can use one at a time or preserve the other half for next-time use.
  • Post the tomato treatment on bacne, go for a good shower.

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Story first published: Friday, July 7, 2017, 13:00 [IST]
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