How to reduce a spotty back

Summer has arrived and you find your favourite backless dress in the wardrobe – and then you remember the itchy spots on your back. And you have been making them worse by scratching.

Lockdown will be released soon and come August some of you will venture on holiday, but how are we ever going to wear that lovely backless dress or even your swimsuit, if your back is spotty?

So, what is the cause of all of this?

Spotty back from running? Yes, this can be a cause. Sweat induced acne is usually the guilty party. As you run, you sweat and as you sweat it mixes with bacteria, dead skin cells and even oil on the skin that all mixed together clog the pores in the skin, that have become enlarged due to your increased heart-rate and blood flow. Then spots begin to appear on your shoulders, back and even bottom.

Does working out make your spotty? Yes, just the same answer as above. Even worse, if you don’t do something about it, then you run the risk of being left with dark spots and permanent scars.

Spotty back in your 40’s and 50’s?  In round terms, it’s the same as teenage spots where the pores become clogged, and then infected. Although, saying this, there is every likelihood; we hope; that you have a better regime than your teenage son and you more responsible in your diet – and you drink plenty of tap water. But at this age, the skin is far less hydrated, which in turn affects the skins ability to regenerate itself as it when you are younger.

What can we do?  If you use the internet and put questions into Google or any other search engine asking – why spotty back – what makes your back spotty – what does having a spotty back mean – what causes spotty back and chest – there are lots and lots and lots of sites, magazines and newspapers giving a variety of articles on what are the causes and indeed how to clear spotty back, but can you trust them? And indeed, do you really want to use anther skincare lotion or cream that’s full of chemicals.

SkinLikes Skin Repair is a clean, organic product that we offer as an alternative – and it’s something that is proven to work and which will prepare your back and shoulders for summer days.

Best used twice daily, and if you can get someone to apply it for you, then all the better. If you have been out running, then get the running outfit off as quickly as you can, and have a bath or shower. – and always wear clean running kit, and sport bra’s that are washed before the next run. If you are non-sporty type, then its simply a case of applying SkinLikes Skin Repair to clean skin.

Be patient. This may take a few weeks, but we have lots of happy customers telling us their success stories. It’s worth the effort.

And of course: Moisturise your skin. It’s a fact that all middle-aged skin is to some extent desiccated and as a result, it ages quicker – and it’s more likely to show the effects of sun damage. So, wearing a good quality sun cream is of the utmost importance if you go out with bare skin. Moisturising, by the way, does not automatically mean that you have to drink gallons of water; it more means giving your skin the tools to retain water – and this is where SkinLikes Skin Repair lotion and indeed all of skincare products come to the fore – as simply stated – they all contain Hyaluronic acid. And of course, gentle, weekly exfoliation helps clean the skin surface.

Hyaluronic acid, (or hyaluronan as it is sometimes known), is naturally produced by the body. The largest amounts of it are found in connective tissue and eyes and of course the skin where its principal function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. But as we age, we make less and the skin is less able to retain the water that it needs. But we are here with a helping hand. We don’t make a big fuss about Hyaluronic acid as some skincare companies do, we just quietly get on with it, and include it in our skincare products, just as part of what we do – caring for our customers.

Kind regards and best wishes from the team at SkinLikes where we are happy to answer your questions.

Office freephone: 0800 023 6252