How do you clear back acne?


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To clear back acne, start with taking a salt water bath and using an acne-fighting soap to wash your back. Follow the bath with an oatmeal mask, and then apply a spot treatment to the blemishes. It can take a few weeks for the acne to clear completely.

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  1. Prepare a salt water bath

    Run a warm bath. Pour 2 to 3 cups of either sea salt or Epsom salt into the water. Allow it to dissolve completely.

  2. Soak in the bath

    Sit in the bathtub with your back submerged in the water for approximately 30 minutes.

  3. Wash your back with acne-fighting soap

    Drain the tub. Wash off the salt with a soap that contains salicylic acid, concentrating on the area of acne breakouts.

  4. Make an oatmeal mask

    Follow the shower with an oatmeal mask. Cook the oatmeal in water until it is soft. Add 3 tablespoons of honey to the oatmeal, and allow the mask to cool.

  5. Apply the oatmeal mask

    After showering, slather the area of back acne with a generous portion of the oatmeal mask. Allow the mask to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water.

  6. Use spot treatments

    After rinsing away the mask, apply an over-the-counter spot treatment to each blemish. Look for spot treatments that contain salicylic acid over benzoyl peroxide, as peroxide can bleach your clothes.

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