Acne breakout on the face is not news, but getting blemishes on your back is becoming more and more common these days.
What exactly triggers the formation of back acne? Is there anything that we can do to address it? Keep reading for the 411 on this body acne issue as well as the back acne treatments in Singapore you can consider to treat back acne.
What causes back acne?
Just like how the skin on your face gets pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, the skin on your back is also prone to the formation of acne in the area.
The first thing to understand is that acne occurs predominantly in areas rich in sebaceous glands – this includes the face, scalp, chest, and back.
What that means is that back acne is typically triggered by a build-up of oils and dead skin cells in and around pores, which then can become clogged and attract acne-causing bacteria. This, in turn, leads to an inflammatory response of the skin, causing pustules and bumps.
Contributing factors range from trapped sweat and dirt in the area to a build-up of hair products sliding down your back. If you frequently wear tight-fitting apparel, that only further aggravates your bacne as the grime and oil are all confined to the pores on your back.
While those who are prone to getting breakouts on their faces are at a higher risk of getting back acne (a.k.a bacne), that doesn’t mean the rest of us won’t be susceptible to the bumps on our backs.
In fact, both men and women are susceptible to getting bacne, but the former is at a higher risk because of the male sex hormone, androgen, which is capable of enlarging oil glands and increasing sebum production.
Hormonal changes and imbalance of the hormonal cycle can also set back acne in motion, so watch out for those pesky bumps if you’re stressed, unwell, not sleeping enough or close to menstruating.
If dealing with this skin condition has made you feel really self-conscious and you’d like to get rid of back acne, you’ve come to the right article.
Daily Vanity has done the legwork for you and rounded up the best places you can consider getting a back facial (bacial for short) to treat back acne – some are even having promotions of up to 64% off!
The top 11 places to go for a back acne treatment in Singapore to treat back acne
Back acne treatment Singapore: Peachy Skin Bar (Less than S$60!)
Inspired by the skin bar trend that’s taken cities like New York and Los Angeles by storm in recent years and decked out in peach-coloured walls, plush velvet seats, gold accents, and lush pink curtains, you’d be hard-pressed to find another beauty salon that is as aesthetic as Peachy Skin Bar.
Said to be Singapore’s first fully bespoke membership facial salon, Peachy Skin Bar – which is another winner of Daily Vanity’s Spa & Hair Awards 2020 – eschews conventional salon tactics (yup, no aggressive hard-selling, package up-selling, and hidden add-ons) and offers flexible, shareable, and commitment-free lifetime membership instead, with which you can enjoy à la carte facials at discounted prices.
What’s more, all Peachy treatments come with mini-massages, so there’s really nothing else you can do besides unwinding and maybe catching some Z’s while the skilled, non-judgmental facialist pampers your skin. Once your skin is all fixed up, chill out at Peachy’s cosy lounge to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly!
Go for Peachy’s Sexy Back treatment, which focuses on decongesting and brightening your back with a Dead Sea mud mask and restorative oxygen jet infusion to reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.
This back facial also comes with light extractions, so you can walk away with cleaner, healthier skin on your back.
The 60-minute Sexy Back treatment is available at S$59 on Salon Finder.
Address: 371 Beach Road, City Gate, #01-13, Singapore 465410
Contact: 6701 8581, 8892 3378 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Back acne treatment Singapore: KGlow Skin Lab (Promo alert!)
KGlow Skin Lab provides a number of beauty services including facials, hair removal, and body wellness treatments, and even doubles as a posh boutique for lab-made diamonds!
At the unique spa salon, which is well-loved for its friendly, highly trained therapists, you can get a smoother, clearer back with the Sexy Back Laser Treatment which works to deep cleanse and get rid of back acne while nourishing the oft-ignored skin on your back.
Get the 90-minute Sexy Back Laser Treatment at S$120 instead of S$299 – book via Salon Finder to enjoy 60% off!
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #02-23, Singapore 039596
Contact: 6338 9676, 9666 6793
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sat) | 10am – 7pm (Sun & PH)
Back acne treatment Singapore: W.O.W Wellness Oneness Wonders (Promo alert!)
Feel like bacne (back acne) is like the annoying house fly that you know is there but just can’t completely get rid of, no matter how hard you try? Well, we’ve got your back (pun intended) with this Purifying Back Treatment by W.O.W Wellness Oneness Wonders.
Combining thorough exfoliation with a calming body mask, this anti-bacne treatment will give you the smooth, pimple-free back you deserve in a totally relaxing session.
Get the 45-minute Purifying Back Treatment at only S$88 instead of S$238 and enjoy 63% savings when you book via Salon Finder!
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, #01-109/102, Singapore 428769 (next to Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy Hotel)
Contact:6243 3383, 8838 4882 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat) | 10am – 6pm (Sun)
Back acne treatment Singapore: Bio Aesthetic Medispa (Promo alert!)
Headed by Dr. Ariffin “Fin” Ziaudeen, the award-winning Bio Aesthetic Medispa believes in providing beauty solutions that give you the most natural-looking result using the most advanced techniques and the best high-tech devices available in the market.
To get rid of back acne, consider the aesthetic medi-spa’s Dare To Back Treatment that’s designed to send bacne packing.
While it doesn’t come with a back facial extraction, the treatment does pack a punch with the help of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) along with ultrasonic technology to unclog pores and kill bacteria.
The treatment doesn’t just stop there, it also aids skin repair with a combination of vitamin B serum and cryotherapy before rounding out the procedure with a clarifying mask.
Apart from the back acne treatment, you can also check out the variety of regular facials, facial peels, hair removal, body whitening, and teeth whitening services that Bio Aesthetic Medispa offers.
The one-hour Dare To Back Treatment is now available for only S$138 instead of S$298 on Salon Finder – that’s 54% savings!
Address: 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #03-01, Singapore 238871
Contact: 6333 4566, 8321 8613 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
Back acne treatment Singapore: Renaza
An acne-free back isn’t mission impossible if you try the Scar Reduction Photodynamic Therapy at Renaza. This back acne treatment gets the job done with Diamond Peel, which is essentially a pain-free microdermabrasion procedure that effectively removes dead skin cells while promoting cell renewal.
During the treatment, your back will also be treated with LED therapy to take care of existing scars and bacne formation before getting a pampering mask to brighten and moisturise the area.
The Scar Reduction Photodynamic Therapy is going for S$380 for 60 minutes – book via Salon Finder for easy convenience!
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Link Mall, #B2-23, Singapore 018984 |
435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria, #03-01B, Singapore 238877
Contact: 6323 3018 (Marina Bay), 6235 3343 (Orchard)
Operating hours: View the opening hours on the website
Back acne treatment Singapore: Proskin Aesthetics (Best deal alert!)
Suitable for all skin types, this back facial by Proskin Aesthetics relies on a combination of body exfoliation as well as a special stem cell extract-based skincare, a stabilising ampoule, and a skin-repairing gel before slathering on a mask to round out the treatment.
The 60-minute Back Acne Treatment treatment is priced at S$68 (U.P.S$188) on Salon Finder – that’s 64% savings!
Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #02-40, Singapore 079903
Contact: 6220 8588
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Tue to Fri) | 10am – 5.30pm (Sat) | 10am – 5pm (Sun) | Closed on Mondays
Back acne treatment Singapore: Meroskin (Promo alert!)
A combination of deep exfoliation, extraction, and mineral mud mask in this back facial by Meroskin helps to minimise acne scarring and keep recurring acne under control.
Trust us when we say the angry, inflamed skin on your back will surely thank you by looking clearer and calmer after the treatment.
The 60-minute Back Detoxifying Treatment treatment is priced at S$68 instead of S$158 on Salon Finder – that’s 57% off the regular treatment price!
Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #03-34/35, Singapore 079903
Contact: 6223 4135, 8691 9933 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
Back acne treatment Singapore: Amber Beila
Taking only 45 minutes to complete, this back acne treatment by Amber Beila is probably the quickest one on the list but that doesn’t make it less effective.
The procedure combines Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT), which is an advanced and improved version of Intense Pulse Light (IPL), with a special acne solution to target breakouts and lighten scars.
The OPT Back Acne Treatment is priced at S$427 per session – you can book on Salon Finder for easy convenience.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #05-19A, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616 |
14 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599601
Contact: 6532 2668 (Raffles Place), 6365 2668 (Beauty World)
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Back acne treatment Singapore: Kelyn Esther (Promo alert!)
You’d probably recognise this establishment as one of the nail salons that you’ve visited before for a pampering mani-pedi session, but Kelyn Esther is more than just a manicure establishment – it’s actually a full-fledged beauty spa that offers organic facials, lash lifts, waxing, and body slimming services too!
On the menu here, you’ll find the Exfoliating Diamond Peel which works hard to hydrate, deep cleanse, and correct uneven skin tone through thorough back facial exfoliation and customised mask.
Save more than S$70 and pay only S$68 (U.P. S$139) for the one-hour Exfoliating Diamond Peel when you book on Salon Finder.
Address: 269 Queen Street, #02-227, Singapore 180269
Contact: 9889 9449 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Opening hours: 11pm – 9pm (Tue to Fri) | 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on Mondays, public holidays & alternate Sundays
Back acne treatment Singapore: Pablo Blau
A luxury spa that opened its door in October 2019, Pablo Blau stands out among the rest with its signature salt therapy concept, so much so that it’s been crowned one of the winners at the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020.
Here, premium facials, body treatments, and men’s grooming services are conducted in special treatment rooms that are coated in pharmaceutical-grade dry salt crystals said to have the ability to clear congestion and calm inflammation and irritation, among others.
Ask for the signature Bacial treatment, as the back facial involves exfoliation and extraction to get rid of back acne before finishing off with a mask for that smooth, hydrated finish.
Contact Pablo Blau to enquire the price for the 60-minute Pablo Blau Bacial. You can consider signing up for packages as more than one session is required to see results.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-26A, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Contact: 6261 6885, 6261 7886 or book online here
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Back acne treatment Singapore: Cheongdam Korean Skin Management
Looking for an authentic professional Korean treatment to keep your bacne under control? Cheongdam Korean Skin Management, which uses leading formulas and technology from major hospitals and skincare centres in Seoul, may just be the one for you.
You’d also be happy to know that every machine used at Cheongdam is 100% medical-grade and has been imported directly from Korea, so you can rest assured that the machines used here are safe and effective.
In case you’re unaware, Cheongdam has earned a spot in the winner’s circle of Daily Vanity’s Spa & Hair Awards 2020 too after winning the hearts of both our editor and readers alike!
To address back acne problems, the team offers three different types of bacne facials – Lightening, Healing, Smoothening – to cater to different skin needs.
Back acne facials at Cheongdam Korean Skin Management range between S$280 and S$480.
Other tips you can incorporate to get rid of back acne
To supplement the positive effects of the back acne facials that you’ll be going for, it’ll definitely help your skin if you make a few modifications to your daily routine to tackle and prevent bacne.
Here are some quick DV tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine to up your chances of getting a flawless bareback and saying: “Bacne, begone!”
- Formulated cleansing formulas that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or triclosan are your back’s best friends
- Wear lighter, looser or better yet, sweat-absorbent clothing to soak up all the sweat and oil produced on the back
- Always shower after a workout
- Don’t skip on moisturising – the skin on your back still requires hydration and nourishment
- Cut back on bacne-causing triggers such as refined carbs, dairy products, and fried food
- Change your bed sheets regularly to avoid acne-causing bacteria from breeding
- Exfoliate two to three times a week
If your bacne doesn’t seem to be clearing up despite your efforts to keep it at bay, make sure you talk to the general practitioner or board-certified dermatologist about other treatment options.