My back gets very spotty during the hot weather which I have trouble reaching to treat myself. What do you recommend?
We call this bacne and it’s a common problem during hot weather when the heat increases sebum production and blocks pores, causing spots. A back facial, sometimes called a bacial, is great for spotty backs as it helps breaks down dry and dead skin cells and deals with clogged pores. We do a sixty minute Bacne Blaster at our clinic which combines extractions), a back peel using glycolic acid to treat blocked pores, followed by a fusion of red and blue LED light to target acne causing bacteria and promote healing before finishing with a moisturising mask. A treatment costs around £120 and most beauty salons will offer a similar procedure.
At home, try using a long handled bristle brush when you have a shower and give your back a really good scrub. This will boost circulation, bringing much-needed nutrients and oxygen to the skin. If you can bear it, a little DIY hydrotherapy with the shower hose can help keep skintight – simply blast your back with alternating hot and cold water.
Finish with a spot fighting spritz of La Roche Posay Serozinc Spray (£7.50 boots.com) which is specifically designed to target key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin.