How to Get Rid of Back Pimples Fast

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Try a variety of treatments to eliminate back pimples. (Image: Staras/iStock/Getty Images)

Acne is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands that primarily affects the face and neck, but it can also occur on your back. While its essential to cleanse your back twice a day with a mild cleanser, you'll need a step-by-step treatment regimen to get rid of your back pimples quickly.

Step 1

Apply tea tree oil directly on the affected skin twice daily until back pimples are gone. According to the Riverside Health System, tea tree oil can be as effective as creams that have 5 percent benzoyl peroxide. Tea tree oil is potent—be sure it is diluted with equal parts oil and water before application. For example, use 1/4 cup of tea tree oil mixed with 1/4 cup of water.

Step 2

Exfoliate your back area every other day with natural exfoliants. Lemon juice by itself and baking soda mixed with water are very effective, according to Acne Talks. Lemon juice helps remove clogged skin pores and slough away dead skin cells. Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a small bowl and dip a cotton ball into the bowl. Apply directly to your back pimples and let it fully dry. Rinse with cold water and repeat cycle twice daily until pimples are gone.

Step 3

Create a baking soda paste by mixing equal parts of water and baking soda. Baking soda also gets rid of dead skin and unclogs pores. Apply to skin and rinse as if it were a regular cleanser—and do this three times a week.

Step 4

Apply a thin layer of an over-the-counter cream that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid after cleansing. It will dry up back pimples and prevent new breakouts. Be sure the medicine has fully dried before wearing clothes, since these creams can stain your apparel if moist.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild cleanser

  • Baking soda

  • Lemon juice

Tip

Cleaning your back two times a day will help get rid of bacteria and excess dirt and oil.

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