Backne…my ex had the WORST backne ever.
Some things to try before you plunk down serious cash for accutane:
–get out of sweaty workout clothes ASAP when you’re done lifting
–shower ASAP after working out or any other physical activity (including sex if you like it on the rough and tumble side)
–use an exfoliator (sounds girlie, I know, but TRUST ME on this) on your back and other areas. You can buy body scrubs at any store, or opt for a SOFT backscrubber–there are lots of styles. The key with exfoliation is to do it GENTLY…use a light touch and work in circles. This will slough off the dead skin that, when combined with body oil and sweat, make pimples. Exfoliate 3 times a week. If you find that your skin gets too dry, apply a mild, non-greasy body lotion after. A added bonus to this is that it makes your skin nice and soft–we ladies like soft skin, not the bumpy, scaly, rough stuff.
My ex had cystic acne (dermatologist diagnosed) but I convinced him to try the exfoliation thing. Worked like a dream! I could even tell when he was slacking with exfoliating because the pimples would come back.