The hot summer months usually involve lots of sun and sweat, which is the main contributor to skin inflammation and every woman’s worst nightmare – back acne. It’s actually something many adults struggle with, which is why a ‘Bacial’ is an essential treatment for maintaining clear skin throughout the year.
Sometimes referred to as a back facial or ‘Bacial’ – the treatment is a refreshing, relaxing and restorative back treatment that targets and removes impurities on your back and enhances the texture and tone of your skin to leave it with a new glowing, hydrated, and supple appearance.
Managing Director of Facette Facial Bar, Zainab Gibrine explains why the treatment is so popular. “It’s because of the humid and hot climate in the region…..Back facials can be beneficial in cleansing those tough-to-reach spots, targeting a variety of skincare needs such as clogged pores, back acne, and dehydrated skin.”
Featuring many of the same traditional techniques performed for facial skin treatments, the Bacial works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce clogged pores and acne as well as cleanse your skin, leaving it clarified, moisturized, and softened.
Acne on your back develops similarly to how it develops on your face. Excess oil, dirt, environmental pollution and bacteria become trapped in your back’s pores, resulting in whiteheads, blackheads or cysts. If it’s left untreated, it just gets worse.
Usually a treatment session will consist of a steam, scrub, extraction, LED therapy or high frequency if required for stubborn back acne and a treatment masque to detoxify, deeply cleanse and hydrate your back skin. You might be offered other elements of a normal facial like a toning spray to balance the pH, followed by a soothing massage.
“Our aesthetician uses various treatments such as an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin from the back, followed by extractions on clogged pores. After a deep cleanse and extractions, the back will be covered in a rich moisturizing mask by Esse followed by a relaxing massage to release the tension in your back,” explains Gibrine.
Some of the immediate benefits of the back facial include treating dry skin, reducing clogged pores and helping to address other common skin imperfections. Most people experience an instant noticeable difference following the treatment and are always pleasantly surprised with how good their skin looks as well as the skin texture.
So, whether you’re going on holiday, have a special event coming up or you just want to spoil yourself, why not try a ‘Bacial’ and give your back the attention it deserves which is the same care you would give to your face.
By Hermoine Macura-Noble
The first Australian English speaking News Anchor in the Middle East. She is also the Author of Faces of the Middle East and Founder of US-based 501c3 charity – The House of Rest which helps to ease the suffering of victims of war. For more from our Contributing Editor, you can follow her on Instagram, here.