While we think that acne is simply pimples, this skin condition can take on various forms like blackheads, papules, pustules, whiteheads, nodules, cysts and others. Acne is usually found to appear on the face but it can even occur in other areas of the body such as back, chest, buttocks, upper arms, neck and shoulders. Acne is a common problem that happens to most teenagers and it often accompanies them to adult hood. It is genetic in nature as well. Thus, those who have had parents and others in the family line suffering from acne are bound to develop such a problem as well. It is necessary to understand what causes acne and how to prevent it. Once the right symptoms are known one will be able to make use of simple home remedies to work their way round the problem.
Causes Of Back Acne
When you develop acne on your facial skin or on your back, it is mainly due to: • The clogging of skin pores with dead cells and dirt. Such people have oily skin where the dead cells or the dirt get clogged and improper skin hygiene traps these particles on the topmost cell layer. The bacteria that lives on the skin starts working on these dead cells and that is when acne or a nodule appears. • Acne could be caused due to irritation of the skin and there are stages of its developments. From the nodule it becomes a whitehead and then finally it erupts. • Many people develop blackheads on their skin as well which is another form of acne.
Symptoms Of Back Acne
While acne anywhere on the body or on the face comes along with different appearances, the symptoms are similar for the sufferer: • Acne can be painful especially at the time of formation. From a red swelling it will gradually develop a head and then either it will burst or dry out. • Acne on the face makes people, especially teenagers painfully aware of the problem and how it mars their appearance • Back acne can be painful as it prevents one to sit or to lie back comfortably. • Back acne could persist as the clothes we wear irritate the skin and makes it persist. • Even after the acne has disappeared, the scars could persist.