20 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Back Acne

Acne is caused by the buildup of dirt and oil in the sebaceous glands causing redness and inflammation of the pores. Its first manifestations are pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Facial acne is annoying in itself; back acne is another thing. Simple natural remedies can solve back acne problems especially if you apply it as soon and regularly as possible.

Facial acne is annoying in itself; back acne is another thing. Back acne gets bigger and deeper into the skin because the area is hard to reach. In worst case scenarios, you may have to consult a dermatologist or a pimple popper to get rid of it. However, simple natural remedies can solve back acne problems especially if you apply it as soon and regularly as possible.

Natural Remedies for Back Acne

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Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar comes from fermented apple or cider and it is commonly used as a cooking or cleaning agent. Apply this on your back acne to tighten the pores and reduce the swelling. The content of apple cider vinegar is similar to that of salicylic acid potent enough to kill off the bacteria.

To do this, clean your back thoroughly. It may be better to have a warm bath to open the pores, making it easier to clean. Prepare a 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar and water and apply it directly on the acne using a cotton ball. Leave the solution for five to 10 minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly. Always keep your back clean with body wash that is suitable to your skin type.

Use gentle skin products

Paraben is a carcinogenic ingredient present in many cosmetic products. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to paraben can cause further irritation to the skin, acne breakouts, and even skin cancer. Choose ones that are mild and perfume-free long enough to ensure that your pores have closed and tightened.

Turmeric powder

Turmeric is an effective natural exfoliator that diminishes back acne scars. Mix two tablespoons of turmeric powder with unsweetened cream. Apply the mixture to the affected area twice a day. Repeat regularly until the scars fade.

Orange peels

Orange peels contain retinol that is responsible for removing dead skin cells and regenerating new ones. It also contains Vitamin C that lightens scars and evens skin tone. To do this, dry orange peels under the sun. Grind the peels until it turns into a powder-like form. Mix with water to form a paste-like mixture. Apply to the affected area before rinsing with water.


Cucumber hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It has sufficient alkaline content that neutralizes the skin’s pH level. Grate or crush the cucumber to extract the juice. Apply it directly on the skin once or twice daily.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera makes a potent astringent and exfoliator used to diminish acne scars. You can buy a ready-made aloe vera gel from a botanica store or you can simply extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf. Apply the gel twice daily for best results.


Raw honey is a natural antioxidant with packed with antibacterial properties that cleans, removes, and renews skin cells. It leaves the skin radiant and soft after regular application.

Tea tree oil and Vitamin E oil

Tea tree oil is an effective natural remedy in treating back acne and facial pimple. It contains organic disinfecting and soothing properties that are mild and will not strip off excess skin causing further damage. A few drops of tea tree oil can be applied spot-on. Leave for a couple of hours or overnight to achieve best results. The redness or swelling of the acne should gradually disappear and the sebaceous ducts should soon be unblocked.

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Tomato Pulp 

Rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, tomato pulp is a known bleaching agent that helps reduce acne scars. Use fresh red tomatoes to maximize its antioxidant properties. Cut the tomato in half and gently rub the inner surface on the affected area. Leave for 15 minutes or until the skin has absorbed the juice. Rinse with water.

Baking soda

Another natural exfoliator is baking soda. It contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help unclog pores. To treat back acne, dissolve three cups of baking soda in one cup water. Apply the paste directly onto the acne and leave it for five to 10 minutes. Repeat this at least twice a week.


If you have a serious acne inflammation, oatmeal reduces the swelling and the redness. It also fights the growth of acne in other areas by keeping the skin well hydrated. Create a mask paste by boiling one cup of plain oatmeal. Apply the paste in the affected area and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water to ensure remove dirt from the open pores.


Fenugreek also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothes redness and swelling as well as heal inflamed scars. There are two ways you can process fenugreek – one is by boiling and another is by grinding. Make sure to remove the seeds if you decide to boil fenugreek prior to applying the boiled water to your skin.


An oily skin is caused by the overproduction of collagen. Potatoes regulate the body’s collagen production so the skin maintains its natural alkalinity. It is also rich in vitamins B, C, and niacin. Apply peeled potatoes directly onto the affected area of the skin. Leave it to dry for five to seven minutes. Rinse with water.

Lemon juice

Lemon extract is a natural cleansing ingredient. It also allows the pores to breathe in more oxygen by opening up pores. Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on the affected spot. Let it dry for a few minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Be careful not to overdo this because it will make the skin dry or cause irritation on open wounds.

Oil mask using Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s Earth used to remove excess oil in the skin is readily accessible in organic stores. It is often combined with sandalwood powder and rosewater to make mudpack. This is ideal for treating back acne because it helps open pores and sheds off dead skin cells.


Like fenugreek and oatmeal, onions contains strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that also aids in normal collagen production. Applying onion extract on the affected area fades scars quickly. Grate or crush one medium-sized onion and a piece of cucumber. The cucumber’s cooling properties balance out the heat from the onion.



Nutmeg is a superfood. It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and astringent properties that prevents infection, swelling, inflammation, and overproduction of collagen. For best results, mix a teaspoon of nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, honey. Apply it to the affected area before rinsing off with water.


Pineapple has natural anti-inflammatory property called Bromelain. It lessens the appearance of the scar and prevents the formation of more acne.

Have regular steam baths

There are many benefits to steam baths such as opening skin pores, removing dirt, softening of dead skin cells, relieving muscle tension, and uplifting moods. Have steam baths as regular as you can to achieve a refreshed and brighter skin.

Hydrate and cool off

Although these natural home remedies are often effective, chances of another back acne outbreak is most likely if you do not maintain proper hygiene. If you are living along the warmer regions, wear loose clothes to allow better air circulation in the body. Maintain proper diet if you are acne-prone.


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Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!