Back acne can be a pain to deal with. It’s hard to reach with typical treatments, the thick skin on your back makes it difficult for most chemicals to penetrate, and the few sprays that exist on the market are only partially effective (usually only if salicylic acid works well for you). Luckily, there’s a natural way to get rid of back and body acne that’s both cheaper and more effective than typical products.
Mineral baths are commonly used to relieve stress, ease inflamed joints and soothe muscle aches and pains. Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is one of the most popular ingredients, and it also happens to be great for treating your skin. Magnesium is a vital mineral for aiding your body in absorbing and utilizing of key vitamins and antioxidants, and also helps with insulin regulation – keeping excess skin oil in check. Sulfur promotes exfoliation and assists with reducing inflammation and discoloration in your skin.
Taking a mineral bath with Epsom salt delivers both of these nutrients in a way that allows them to easily penetrate directly into your skin cells. It doesn’t hurt that this natural skin remedy is also affordable and easy to use. Just draw a bath with warm water (avoid extremely hot water, as this will dry out your skin), then add 2 cups of Epsom salt (or a cup of Epsom salt and one of sea salt), then slip into the water once the salt has dissolved. Let your skin soak for at least 15-20 minutes before drying off.
This simple remedy has been shown to relieve back and body acne for many, often much better than typical over-the-counter products. An internal supplement like Clear5 is still recommended to prevent future blemishes from appearing, but for treating current body acne, it’s worth it to give salt baths a try.