Back acne, or sometimes known as “bacne”, is one of the most troubling skincare concerns you hear people complain about.

But while the causes for back acne are the same as facial acne, the same treatments may not apply. This is because skin on our backs is thicker and have more and denser sebaceous glands than on our faces.

Read on to learn more about back acne, how to get rid of back acne quickly, and the back acne treatments you can find in Singapore.

What causes back acne?

Just like facial acne, back acne starts from an accumulation of dead skin cells and oil lodged within the pores. This build-up serves as food for acne-causing bacteria, and our pores get inflamed as a result.

There are many reasons why some people are more susceptible to back acne. Common causes include: genetics, hormonal changes (e.g. during puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy), perspiration trapped under tight clothing, stress, and medication.

While it’s not recognised by all medical professionals, there are studies that show that your diet may affect the chances of back acne too.

Foods that increase blood sugar levels such as white bread and potato chips are a potential culprit, so are diary products.

How to get rid of back acne quickly?

Now that you understand the causes of back acne, here are a few tips that can help you alleviate or prevent the appearance of back acne.

  • Exfoliate: We use an exfoliator on our facial skin to prevent pimples. Similarly, a body scrub  or an exfoliating glove can help prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells and sebum on our back.
  • Reduce sweat accumulation: Many suffers of back acne may notice that the condition is aggravated after workout. Invest in workout clothes with fabric that wick away sweat and make sure that they’re loose-fitting so your skin is allowed to breathe. Also, always take a shower after your workout.
  • Change your bed sheets regularly: This can prevent acne-causing bacteria from breeding.
  • Go for regular back acne treatments: Just like how you would care for your facial skin, going for dedicated treatments for your back can certainly help give it a much-needed maintenance.
  • See a doctor: If your back acne refuses to go away no matter what you’ve tried, consider seeing a dermatologist for help.

Back acne treatments in Singapore

Meroskin More than half price!

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The Back Detoxifying Treatment treats back acne by doing deep exfoliation, mild extraction, and applying a mineral mud mask to increase the detoxification benefits of the treatment.

The results? Smooth and soft skin on the back after just a few sessions.

Back Detoxifying Treatment is available at only S$68 (U.P: S$158) on Salon Finder.

Address: 10 Anson Road, #03-34/35 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun

Kelyn Esther

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We’ve heard of doing a diamond peel on the face to reduce clogging and reveal smoother skin, now imagine using the same technology on your back.

The Exfoliating Diamond Peel treatment is done on the upper back to help reduce enlarged pores, prevent back acne, and smoothen uneven skin texture and acne scars.

A customised mask is also applied at the end of the session to help hydrate and deeply cleanse skin so that your back can finally exude a healthy glow.

Exfoliating Diamond Peel for Upper Back is available at just S$68 (U.P: S$139) on Salon Finder.

Address: Blk 269 Queen Street, #02-227, Singapore 180269
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Tue to Fri) | 10am – 8pm (Sat) | Closed on Mon and Sun

Peachy Skin Bar

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Dull-looking skin, congested pores, and blemishes?

If this sound like the condition of your back, consider the Sexy Back (Hydra Glow) treatment.

This begins with cleansing, followed by the Apple Back Scrub, and an extraction. Finally, you’ll be treated to a back detox massage, dead sea mud mask, before the session is finished off with an oxygen spray with hydrating ampoule.

You’ll walk out of the salon with brighter-looking, unblemished back!

Sexy Back (Hydra Glow) is available at S$80.25 on Salon Finder.

Address: 371 Beach Road, #01-13 City Gate, Singapore 199597 | 33 Sengkang West Ave, #03-17 The Seletar Mall, Singapore 797653
Opening hours: Vary according to outlets

Amber Beila Most budget-friendly!

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The OPT Back Acne Treatment combines the use of Optimal Pulse Technology and P-Acne Solution to effectively eliminate back acne by reducing oil production and killing acne-causing bacteria.

Besides this, the treatment can also lighten the appearance of back acne scars and even out your skin tone.

Bonus: enjoy the soothing mask that’s put on your back – a pampering treat that you’ll certainly enjoy.

OPT Back Acne Treatment is available at just S$62.06 (for two sessions!) on Salon Finder.

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #05-19A One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616 | 14 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599601 | 41 Amoy Street,
Singapore 069867
Opening hours: Vary according to outlets

Skin Lab 360

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Skin Lab 360 offers two types of back acne treatments.

The more luxurious Back Body Blemish Control Treatment is recommended for those who have recurring back acne that can’t seem to go down.

The therapist does an extraction, before treating the skin to two types of oxygen spray to rejuvenate it thoroughly. Then, a cooling, hydrating gel is applied, before the back is exposed to blue LED light, which has been proven to help calm down acne and prevent it from occurring.

After your back acne condition has stabilised and if you’re looking to do more regular treatments to maintain its appearance, go for the Back Body Clarify Treatment. This offers basic cleansing, extraction, oxygen spray, and blemish mask to ensure that you keep back acne at bay.

Back Body Blemish Control Treatment is available at S$149 on Salon Finder and Back Body Clarify Treatment is available at S$69 on Salon Finder.

Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Bukit Timah Plaza, #01-08, Singapore 588996
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 5pm (Sat & Sun)

W.O.W Wellness Oneness Wonders

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W.O.W Wellness is great at its anti-acne treatments, and it’s no surprise that its back acne treatment will be just as effective.

Try the Purifying Back Treatment, a pampering “facial” for your back that helps remove impurities, calm down back acne, and reduce the appearance of acne scars. You’ll also enjoy the calming mask that’s applied to help rejuvenate the skin on your back.

The 45-minute Purifying Back Treatment is available at S$88 instead of S$238 for your first trial. See all prices here

Address: 50 East Coast Road, #01-109/102 Roxy Square, Singapore 428769 (beside Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel)
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)

The Spa-Lon

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For an indulgent session that combines a massage with detoxification of the back, look no further than the Detox Back Massage and Purifying Back Treatment.

Besides enjoying a relaxing massage of the back, scalp and feet, you’ll also be treated to detoxifying marine products on your back that can help purify your skin.

While this may not be suited for serious cases of back acne, it can help prevent back acne from appearing or as a maintenance routine for the skin on your back.

Detox Back Massage and Purifying Back Treatment is available for S$189.

Address: 180 Kitchener Road #03-01 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539 | 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #04-19 West Mall,
Singapore 658713
Opening hours: Vary according to outlets

Renaza

Try the Scar Reduction Photodynamic Therapy if you’re looking for a back acne treatment that is serious about removing scars left behind by old blemishes.

You’ll be going through a Diamond Peel, a microdermabrasion process that removes dead skin cells and promotes skin cell renewal. Next, Photodynamic Therapy is used to treat acne and scars. Finally, an effective Whitening Mask is applied to help lighten those scars further.

Scar Reduction Photodynamic Therapy is available for S$58 instead of S$450 on Salon Finder.

Address: 8A Marina Boulevard #B2-3 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984 | 260 Orchard Road #05-08 The Heeren, Singapore 238855
Opening hours: Vary according to outlets

Back acne laser therapies in Singapore

Kglow Skinlab

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Using the advanced technology, the Sexy Back Laser Treatment goes deep into cleansing and getting rid of impurities. After the dead skin cells on the back is removed, skin is nourished so that it can exude a healthy glow.

Besides reducing the back acne, this treatment is also effective in lightening the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation marks on the back.

Sexy Back Laser Treatment is available for S$299.

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-23 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)

CheongDam Korean Skin Management

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CheongDam Korean Skin Management’s back acne treatments use the laser therapy of Accu-toning to penetrate and deliver thermal energy into the skin so as to reduce the production of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that causes the overproduction of sebum, which in turn leads to acne.

Besides controlling sebum secretion, this treatment also normalises brown spots in the follicles, while restoring malfunctioning sebaceous glands and destroying acne-causing bacteria.

This way, you’ll be radically getting rid of back acne and prevent it from recurring – all while treating the appearance of scars on your back.

CheongDam Korean Skin Management’s back acne treatments are priced starting at S$280. See all treatments here

Address: 124 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088533 |10 Sinaran Drive, #03-80/81/82 Square 2, Singapore 307506
Opening hours: Vary according to outlets