How to Get Rid of Back Acne Scars


Acne is annoying by itself. It is embarrassing to have acne blemishes on your back and other areas of your body,  and these blemishes can even be itchy and painful. Even worse,  perhaps,  are acne scars,  which can be annoying and embarrassing. When you want to wear a tank top or bathing suit,  your acne scars will stand out for all the world to see.


Fortunately,  there are ways to get rid of pesky acne scars. You can learn how to use natural remedies as well as other fixes to get rid of those annoying scars that seem to linger for months. Read on to learn more!

What Cause Acne on the Back in the First Place?

Not everyone experiences acne on their backs,  but many people have this problem. Acne is caused by a clogging of the pores of the skin. Some people are more prone to clogged pores because their skin produces more sebum,  or oil.


This sebum is necessary to keep skin moisturized,  but too much of it can mix with dirt and oil and cause pores to become clogged. A clogged pore might produce a blackhead,  whitehead or pimple. Fortunately,  there are ways to get rid of blemishes. It is the scars that are difficult to get rid of.

1. Try Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Back Acne Scars First

The best way to get rid of acne scars is to go with natural remedies. The following procedures will be very affective at getting rid of back acne scars,  but they will also be very natural so that you don’t have to worry about further clogging your pores or hurting your skin in any way.

  • Try a coffee grounds mask. Mix some dark coffee grounds with a tsp of coconut oil to make a paste. Apply the mask to clean skin on your back and leave on for approximately 10 minutes per day. You might need a friend or family member to help you. Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.
  • An avocado lemon mask can also do wonders for acne scars on the back. Cut up half of an avocado with 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Mix together in a small bowl and apply as a mask to your back. Leave on for 10 minutes per day before rinsing and patting dry. The lemon juice is acidic and contains a natural bleaching agent that will lighten acne scars.
  • Finally try another mask that is made from sugar and all natural and organic jojoba oil. This will help to replenish moisture in the top layers of the skin so as to break down the deeper pigments in your acne scars. You’ll want to use jojoba oil over other oils like olive oil because it is non comedogenic and won’t cause more acne. Apply this mixture in a paste for 10 minutes a day. Rinse and pat dry.

2. Try Creams and Serums for Diminishing Scars

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There are some prescription or over the counter creams and serums that can help to diminish the appearance of scars on the back and other parts of the body. You can find the over the counter products for scar reduction at your local grocery store or online at some retail outlets.

  • There are some creams on the market that can help to fade scars cause by acne. Remember that most of these creams take time to work,  so you will need to apply them at least 2 to 3 times per day. Over the counter scar reducers like Mederma are sold online or at some grocery and drug store retailers.
  • You can also work with some doctors to get an acne scar fading cream as a prescription. Prescription scar faders usually cost more than their over the counter counterparts.

3. Talk to Your Doctor About Getting Rid of Scars

Sometimes,  taking care of back acne scars is a serious business,  and you’ll need to talk to your doctor. If this is the case,  make sure that you are discussing your skin issues with a licensed professional who knows what they’re doing.

  • A professional might be able to fix your scars with laser therapy. Make sure that you only get laser therapy when it is done in office by someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in the process.
  • Besides laser therapy for getting rid of acne scars,  microdermabrasion might also be able to help you. This is a process that literally buffs off the outer layers of the skin. Keep in mind that you might need to have several sessions of microdermabrasion before you notice any difference in the color and texture of your acne scars.

4. Prevent Back Acne Scars From Happening in the First Place

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A great way to take care of your skin and take care of back acne scars is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. This is simple when you know what to do. Acne is bound to occur on your back and other parts of your body at one point or another,  but you can take care of these blemishes to prevent deep scars from forming and lingering for months and even years to come.

  • First,  prevent the clogging of your skin’s pores by always washing it with an anti-acne body wash. You can find this product online or in some drugstores. Use it every day.
  • In addition,  if you do end up getting acne on your back,  just put on a topical repair treatment. These usually come in a cream or serum form and contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
  • Finally,  never pick at your blemishes. If you have a blackhead,  whitehead or another pimple,  you’ll want to leave it alone. You can also try putting on an additional layer of your acne cream to help speed up the healing process.

Back acne scars are certainly a nuisance,  but with the precise guidance offered in this article,  you can learn how to get rid of these scars once and for all without trouble!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article. As always,  feel free to ask any questions or give your input as you see fit.