How To Get Rid Of Your Body Acne (Back Acne)
Ujamaa By Anta Founder & CEO Anta Djibo

Written by Anta Djibo

Dec 12, 2021

December 12, 2021

Do you discover new pimples on your chest or your back out of nowhere? 

Are you tired that every time you get rid of one pimple another one comes creeping back on your skin

leaving you wondering what was the cause that made them appear in the first place!

Body acne is one of those things that can really take a toll on your confidence. Especially when they then turn into permanent scars on your body. 

Most people when facing body acne tend to have it on their backs or chest. You have to know that it is a common thing and in most cases it is not indicative of your hygiene. It can happen to the cleanest people as well.

Everybody’s skin is different and reacts differently There are so many different body acne triggers. Here’s a few reason that could apply to you

What can cause body acne?

Excess sebum production can produce body acne 

One of the reasons why you may experience acne on your body is the same as why you have acne on your skin. There is an excess of sebum production that gets trapped with bacteria which causes acne. 

Heavy moisturizers can worsen your body acne 

Using heavy oils or lotion is not suggested when you have acne on your back or chest it will just invite even more oil to get trapped with bacteria and create more acne.

The usage of certain clothing material and laundry detergent can cause acne

Make sure you take a close look and try if when you wear certain clothing material your skin reacts to them. If that is the case stop wearing them and try to wear breathable material. Also try to switch your laundry detergent even if you’ve been using the same one for years without problems. Your skin changes and goes through cycles is not because you used a product for years on your skin without problems that it will always be the case.

Hormonal body acne

There are so many reasons as to why you might be experiencing body acne one of them could be hormonal. People tend to forget that Healthy skin really starts from inside your body. That is why certain people experience more acne when they are stressed, on their period or it can also be a sign of pregnancy.

How to stop body acne?

Remove your acne with Body scrubs 

Scrubbing is an amazing tool to promote cell regeneration. A good body scrub will remove your dead cell and accelerate your cell turnover. That will leave you with a new level of your skin. I recommend you do this once a week with either a sugar or salt scrub. You can even make it at home read our .

You could also use a African sponge to shower for exfoliation.

Cleansing oil

 Before soap was so widely available people used to wash themselves with a mix of carrier oils and essential oils. There are many amazing non-comedogenic cleansing oils you can add to your skincare routine. Almond oil for example is a widely available one and affordable as well. 

It will absorb quickly into your skin and not leave a greasy residue and clean your skin.

Vitamins that help with body acne

You might have a deficiency in a certain vitamin that is causing your acne. There are a lot of vitamins that are crucial to a healthy and balanced skin such as. You can take them topically as a supplement or in farious food.


Vitamin A


Vitamin B5

Vitamin C

Vitamin B3


Vitamin A: sweet potato spinach, carrots and apricots

Zinc: beef, egg, turkey and sunflower seeds

Vitamin B5: whole grain bread, salmon, lentils and milk products

Vitamin C: Guava, parsley, kale and kiwi

Vitamin b3: Liver, chicken breats, tuna and peanuts

Use a natural soap to regulate your body acne

Your skin might have a reaction with the soap or the detergent that you are using. Using natural products soap or detergent could make a huge difference! Using natural products that contains fewer ingredients in them makes it easire for you to see what ingredients might work best on your skin and be able to eliminate from there.

Also make sure you change your sponge bath or loofah every 6 to 8 weeks. If you use an African sponge they can you last up to 5 years but make sure you disinfect it in periodically with hot water and rubbing alcohol. 

Make your acne scar disappear naturally

Once you actually get rid of your body acne sometimes the second battle is the scars it leaves on your body. 

We discovered an amazing formula that works wonderfully for any scars really that you can make with only two ingredients in your kitchen.

You will need baking soda and a lemon. You’ll have to squeeze the lemon juice on the baking soda until it makes a paste. And apply it directly on the desired area and wait until it has completely dried and rinse. After two weeks you will see a significant difference, do this twice a day for faster result.


There are a number of reasons why you could be appearencing body acne; excess sebum production, using heavy moisturizers, clothing material, soap, detergent and it can also be hormonal acne. 

The best way to stop it is to promote cell regeneration with a body scrub at least once a week. Using cleansing oils and a light lotion on your skin that absorbed quickly will really help as well.

Try to track what you eat in a day and what type of material your shirt was made off and see if certain food or material that do not react well with your skin.

Foods such as salmon, peanuts and sunflower seeds are loaded with vitamins that are good for a healthy and radiant skin. You can also use supplements to increase your vitamin intake. To get rid of your acne scars use the lemon juice and baking soda mixture. 

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