The 7 surprising reasons we get bacne—and expert-recommended ways to treat it

The summer heat causes an increase in oil and sweat which is the ideal environment for acne to thrive- especially back acne. To prevent and treat unwanted breakouts this summer, Dr. Zenovia, M.D., first advises cleansing the back last to remove any leftover shower products. Next, an acne treatment cleanser should be applied such as the Neutrogena Body Clear Acne Body Wash which contains two percent salicylic acid. She further recommends changing additional acne-causing factors such as pore clogging makeup, exercise, and diet to improve skin’s texture.