February 12, 2021 4 min read
Our tummy and back are areas on our bodies that we often just include in our daily bodycare routines. But skin concerns that specifically target our tummies and our backs means that we might have to pay a little more attention to them than we might typically think.
Our back can be a hard to reach place and this can cause many of us to forget this area in our skincare routines and our tummy can be areas prone to stretch marks.
This section teaches you how to help with any common skin conditions like bacne and how to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Bacne, otherwise known as back acne, are breakouts and blemishes on the back similar to the ones we find on our face. They are often caused by a buildup of dead skin cells and a collection of impurities throughout the day that rub against our clothing.
Acne on the back is a very common skin condition and is prevalent in many age groups, mostly from teenage to 30s.
They can be anything from small pimples to angry cystic acne that can be painful.
Bacne can go away on its own but if you want to speed up the process, there are some ways you can help get rid of bacne. There is no overnight cure but consistent care of the skin on our backs will minimise breakouts in the long run.
Stretch marks are caused when the skin is overstretched in a short period of the time leaving long and narrow lines on the skin and are often found on the tummy, thighs, shoulders, buttocks and hips. They are completely normal and around 80% of adults have them.
A variety of factors can cause stretch marks including puberty, hormones and pregnancy. We believe that stretch marks are a wonderful marker of how strong the body is and the journey that it has taken and we encourage people to embrace them! However, some do not like the appearance of them and that’s completely fine too!
How can I get rid of stretch marks on my tummy?
There is no way to get rid of stretch marks completely but there are ways you can improve the appearance of them. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s important to consult with your GP before adding products into your skincare routine as not all ingredients are pregnancy-friendly.
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