my back is a dry wasteland. I still have comedones inside my skin on my left shoulder they have not came out yet but the ones on my right side have emerged. The middle of my back is very dry because all of it popped up already and its just very dry and scabby.
itchy scabby itch the scabs. I have about a dozen or so scabs from pimples all over my back. When I take a hot shower my whole back dries up and its almost unbearable to wear a shirt. I find it best now, to sleep with a shirt off and on my side so my back can breathe. I have to put lotion instead of tazorac on my back because its so dry and damaged. I thought a scab on my knee was bad, this just sucks.
Well all the acne that popped up is flattened out, in scab form or just redness. I haven't even picked at the pimples, they scabbed because they are constantly rubbing on my backpack or when I sit or sleep im constantly rubbing it on something. They are still dry and itchy I think my skin is a little less sensitive to the tazorac now. Today I went to float the river with a close friend so I wore a bikini top, it felt so good to let my back just breathe. I wonder whats next.
Here are some pictures i'm not a expert back acne photographer
So, I've managed the acne on my face I don't have any pimples but they show up once in a while. However, my back acne has not been under control because I get lazy and I don't wash it twice, toner it, put bp on it twice a day like I use to I just do it whenever I shower.
So anyway I went to the dermatologist and she said I have comedones and papules and scars on my back. Those dang comedones don't move! I feel like they've been there for years!
So it's been a week of tazorac gel application on my back and this is what i'm experiencing: Sensitive skin, peeling and irritation! Alot of irritation because since its my back I have my shirt on and lean on things when I sit and when I sleep its pretty uncomfortable. My back has also broke out ten fold many papules but I'm hoping this is just the process and it will get better soon because its summer and I want to wear summer clothes! I'll try to upload pictures soon. Hopefully this gets better.