For bacne and skin tone and texture concernson the back, treating the area can be a particularly challenging undertaking. Where do you even start? From what products to use to how we even get back there to apply our lotions, treatments and body washes, we’ve got you covered. Here, seven of the best back products to help us put our back skin issues behind us.
Oklahoma City dermatologist Kimberly Jerdan, MD’s go-to recommendation for fighting hard-to-beat bacne is PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength ($12).
Spritzing salicylic acid-based Glytone Acne Treatment Spray Back and Chest ($42) on your back and shoulders can help heal existing blemishes while preventing new ones from forming.
For smoother, more even texture, spot-treat target areas with The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% ($8) twice a day— in the morning and before bed.
The only FDA-approved prescription-strength retinoid acne treatment available without a prescription, Differin Adapalene Gel ($28) effectively treats problem areas and helps prevent future acne from forming.
Giving acne-prone skin a reset, VENN Synbiotic Polyamine Body Wash ($40) is a gentle, low-pH cleanser that uses probiotics and prebiotics to balance the skin’s microbiome.
Celebrity facialist Joanna Czech says she uses the Biologique Recherche Body Massage Glove (price available upon request) when treating the skin on the back to stimulate blood flow and smooth skin texture.
Targeting the common problem of the shower accessories that stay too long in the shower, this Daily Concepts Back Scrubber ($18) not only lets you reach areas of your back you can’t with your hands alone, it also comes with a label that fades over time to signal when to replace it.