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Keeping The Skin On Your Back Healthy

One of the issues with keeping the skin on your back healthy is that you will never be able to directly see it yourself, you’ll have to rely on looking in the mirror or having someone take a picture to show you. However, that doesn’t mean that you should just forget about taking care of the skin over there. There are some steps you can take that can help you keep the skin on your back healthy so it can begin looking and feeling the way you want it to.

Get a Back Facial
Getting a back facial could be a great idea if you’re going to be wearing a backless dress for an event or you just want your back to look great for summer (or in general!). The treatment is specifically designed to care for the sensitive skin on your back while also helping to treat any issues you may be experiencing such as dryness. Prices range depending on location.

Don’t Wear Sweaty Clothing
Wearing sweaty clothing could result in bacne, irritation, and a slew of other issues. Immediately after working out, change out of your clothes and shower. If you really can’t shower, at least wipe yourself down to remove some of the built-up sweat, oil, and dirt.

Moisturize
Once again, here’s where a back lotion applicator comes in handy. Just apply a little lotion or cream onto the applicator and you can get to all the spots you wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise. It’s best if you keep this in your bathroom so once you get out of the shower and you towel-dry, you can apply the moisturizer right away to help lock in all that moisture.

woman with sunscreen on back
Wear Sunscreen
The back is one spot that many tend to skip applying sunscreen simply because they can’t see it and they feel it’s a hassle to reach it, but it may be easier than you think. If someone can’t apply it for you, there are several other methods that you can use – including a using special lotion applicator for your back – that can help you apply sunscreen to all the hard-to-reach areas of your back.

Exfoliate
Just like with applying lotion or sunscreen, there are many who forego exfoliating their back because it’s hard to reach, but there are also products that can make the task easier, such as using the exfoliating back scrubber. All you have to do is apply a little product to the scrubber and you’re good to go.

It’s not always an option to ask someone for help, but the great thing is that there are products out there that could be of assistance. Keep in mind – before you use any new moisturizer, body wash, or sunscreen – that it’s important to do a patch test to ensure you won’t end up having a negative reaction all over your back. Lastly, if your back is still giving your problems despite everything you’re doing to keep it healthy, contact your dermatologist for an appointment.