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Although acne most commonly affects the face, if can occur in other parts of the body. In this video, a dermatologist discusses the causes of back acne and a recommended treatment.

Body acne is caused by sweat, so it can be helpful to shower after strenuous activity. Additionally, hair conditioner can run down the back and clog the pores, resulting in breakouts. To avoid this, be sure to rinse yourself off after conditioning. Back acne should be treated using a mild salicylic acid cleanser in the shower every day.

Visit Arlington Dermatology for all your skin care issues. We specialize in psoriasis treatment and cosmetic dermatology. Contact our offices at 847-392-5440 to set up an appointment with one of our specially trained dermatologists.