Wash back with Hibiclens (anti-microbial soap used by surgeons for prep - very nice product and gentle enough. usually just do this in the sink). Let it sit for 1-2 mins before rinsing.
Apply Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer and 2 drops of tea tree oil
Let it dry, put on a clean shirt
Change shirt when possible
Shower with Neutrogena Body Clear (the orange stuff with SA). Let it sit for 2-3 mins.
Lightly exfoliate back with Salux cloth (be VERY gentle)
Apply a generous amount of 2% BP. Rub it in gently, let it dry for 5 mins.
Apply Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer and 2 drops of tea tree oil. Let it dry for 5 mins.
Wash sheets/pillow cases every 2-3 days
Change towels after 2 uses max
DO NOT PICK, or even touch. If something pops, disinfect the area.
Zinc/Fish Oil. Not sure if they help but I take them for other reasons. Can't hurt.
Always be gentle with the skin on your back. The tendency is to be rough because the skin is thicker, but it makes matters worse.
Obviously, a clean diet helps matters. I already did this so I'm just making it a side note. Lots of water, fresh food, vitamins, etc.
It's quite a routine, but I'm well on my way to recovery. The keys are to medicate, exfoliate, and moisturize. My skin feels really smooth and now I just need to contend with pigmentation issues, then I'll finally be beach ready. I have a derm appt coming up for that. Anyway, I hope this gives someone ideas/inspiration to clearing up. YMMV though.
Edited by wtfback, 01 July 2012 - 02:11 AM.