Just don’t Squeeze! What helps against annoying pimples on the back really

Especially in the spring and summer, you disrupt the little pimples, pustules, or large inflammatory nodules on the back, the skin doctors as back acne call.

Who tried, the bumps of self-eliminating and self-directed in his skin around doktort, aggravated the Problem often. First rule is: hands off! Anyone who thinks that by violent Squeezing and Pressing, you could get rid of the pimples on the back particularly quickly, you are wrong. Acne belongs in the hands of a doctor.

How is acne?

Just like the face in the T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin) sitting in the back, especially a lot of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands make an oily Secretion that keeps hair and skin supple. Too much sebum formed especially when the skin produces more horn substance than usual, can not flow out of the sebaceous gland to the outside. The sebaceous glands to clog and pimples to arise.

The causes for acne on the back are mostly hormonal fluctuations, such as the pill or during puberty. In addition, other factors that can exacerbate acne, at least, such as, for example, cosmetics containing certain ingredients (ins. Paraffins), nicotine consumption and a high consumption of (cow)milk, chocolate, nut-Nougat-cream and other sweet Treats.

The good news is that There are some simple measures that can contribute to the appearance of the skin improved and the pimples are quickly healed.

The right skin care

Perfumed shower gels in bright colours may not smell exotic, especially for people with sensitive skin, however, they are often Right for the daily care. Often, you can also find special shower gels with the active ingredient salicylic acid to open clogged pores, so that excess sebum can run off better. The extent to which salicylic acid improves acne in fact, is still unclear.

Best non-foaming, pH-neutral cleaning products that are without any perfumes and additives. You waive all greasy and oily creams and lotions that can clog the pores of the skin. If you want to after Washing, creaming, access to prefer to of a moisturizer water based.


More whole grains and vegetables, not too much sugar, milk and fat: A healthier meal plan often helps the back get rid of acne. In the meantime, researchers are confident that certain foods can exacerbate acne, such as

  • Milk
  • Foods with lots of saturated fats and TRANS-fatty acid, as well as
  • sweet foods such as chocolate, honey and jam.

Both sweets as well as milk can cause the body produces messenger substances which stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more fat. The excess sebum can clog the pores. These become inflamed, the result is pimples. High milk consumption does not lead all people to acne, the susceptibility seems to be hereditary.

Skin creams with benzoyl peroxide (BPO)

Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect and promotes the repulsion of the uppermost Horny layer. Benzoyl peroxide is usually available as a cream or Gel available over the counter. The creams you should be one to two times per day for about 20 minutes after the Wash selectively to individual pimples apply.

A large area of the applied benzoyl peroxide can cause your skin

  • dry and strained feeling,
  • burns or itches and/or
  • itself reddens and peels.

Benzoyl peroxide is also a bleaching and thus can leave bright stains on your clothes. You are in the application so be careful.


Whether and how much the sun can affect light and artificial UV-radiation acne positive, it is discussed in science currently. Some believe that a mild UV can help radiation, pimples on the back and in the face again to get rid of. Others suggest, however, that the appearance of the skin deteriorates as a result. So far, good scientific studies are lacking on this topic.

I come from a Long sun-baths or visits to the Solarium can damage the skin and are not recommended for acne treatment therefore.

Toothpaste for pimples? No, thank you!

Toothpaste is one of the oldest home remedies against acne. On the Internet people say a DAB of toothpaste would make your pimples disappear. Sounds plausible, after all toothpaste in the mouth anti-bacterial.

Many toothpaste manufacturers to put their product, among other things, sodium lauryl sulfate (Sodium laurel sulfate, SLS), which can lead to skin irritation and inflammation increase.


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Skin care for acne. Online information of the Institute for quality and efficiency in healthcare (IQWiG): www.gesundheitsinformation.de (status: 13.7.2016)

Wolf, E.: Acne vulgaris. Therapy as a test of patience. Online information of the Pharmaceutical newspaper: www.pharmazeutische-zeitung.de (November 2014)