Backne

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    Jun 22, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    So started working out start of this year, and gained about 6kg mostly lean muscle, currently having a bit of a cut.

    I've always been skinny/lean, so really pleased with this so far.

    BUUUUT

    I've started getting spots on my back. I went through my spotty phase in my teens and ad acne on my face (never that bad) and very little on my back/shoulders.

    Whats this change from?

    Now obviously I'm not doing roids (just consult my physique) ad nothings changed in terms of washing! My current theories are:

    1. Increased androgens, in a similar way to steroids
    2. Increased milk consumption (to help with the gains)
    3. Stress (not that I ever feel stressed) from new intense job


    Anyone got advice?

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    Jun 22, 2013 7:04 AM GMT
    O and its in this forum, because I suspect its linked to building muscle mass. Feel free to shoot down.
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:05 AM GMT
    You're still young, it's hormones. I had breakouts on my back and shoulders in my early 20's. They went away eventually.
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    There are a lot of possibilities. It could be a change in your diet. It could be a change in your body from the workouts. It could also be a reaction to your own sweat. Make sure you shower with a mild soap after your workouts.
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:14 AM GMT
    Stay hydrated. Sweating helps clear the pores. Also, don't wear the same gym shirt day after day. If possible, wear a clean shirt everyday. Or every other day at the least.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 22, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    Use a loofa sponge on your back or wipe it down a couple times a day with rubbing alcohol
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    Jun 22, 2013 7:59 AM GMT
    I have the same problem... I have tried many different things and it still persists. I have a feeling it's partly due to my work uniform.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 22, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    Meh I just burned it all of using acid.
  • Fable

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    Jun 22, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidMeh I just burned it all of using acid.


    so that's why your face looks the way it does.

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    Jun 22, 2013 8:29 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidMeh I just burned it all of using acid.
    LSD cures backne? icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:58 AM GMT
    fable said
    TheBizMan saidMeh I just burned it all of using acid.


    so that's why your face looks the way it does.

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    Jun 22, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    Its not bad acne at all, just a few more appearing more often than I had before

    Tend to shower after workouts so doubt its a hygiene thing ( I hope not haha). Guess I can just put it down to bodily changes (nice ambiguous term). Cheers lads
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    Jun 22, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    xrichx saidStay hydrated. Sweating helps clear the pores. Also, don't wear the same gym shirt day after day. If possible, wear a clean shirt everyday. Or every other day at the least.


    Who does that? icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    There are a lot of different factors. Working out increases your testosterone level, which has been linked to adult acne. Second, stress is definitely a big factor. Shower right after your workout, use a mild soap and then moisturize (with a hypoallergenic, oil-free & non-comedogenic moisturizer). Try this first before consulting a dermatologist.
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    Jun 22, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    Haha I'm not American I don't consult a specialist for every little thing!
  • JackDoyle

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    Jun 22, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    I used to have it bad in my teens but it's cleared up nearly completely now, I think you just have to wait till it clears up, all the creams an shit ye can buy don't work that well, not for me anyway, but you can get these prescription pills that make you want to kill yourself icon_eek.gif