What Are the Benefits of a Back Facial?

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While many people know the positive results they can get from having regular facials, they may not be aware that there are many benefits to be gained from having the same treatment on their back. A back facial will clean, tone, and exfoliate acne-prone skin, which can help clear up blemishes. Skin that is dry or irritated will typically be rehydrated and revitalized using moisturizing masks or lotions. As these treatments usually improve the appearance of the skin on the back, they can help people feel more comfortable and confident while wearing clothing like swimsuits or backless dresses. They can also help ease tension in the back muscles, as a light massage is normally part of the process.

One of the main reasons people get back facials is to get rid of acne there. Since the back can be hard for a person to reach on his or her own, the skin there may get neglected. A back facial allows the area to be thoroughly cleaned, exfoliated, and toned. Use of steam or extractions can help remove impurities from the skin. This in turn can lead to a clearer, healthier, blemish-free back.


Dry, irritated, overstressed skin can also benefit from a back facial. People who tend to have naturally dry skin, or who have damage from exposure to sun or wind, can have a facial to nourish and repair the skin there. This is typically accomplished with the application of a moisturizing mask followed by a hydrating moisturizer.

The end result of a back facial is typically skin that looks clearer, smoother, and healthier. This is beneficial for people who want to wear clothing that reveals some or all of their back, such as tank tops, swimsuits, or dresses. People with acne on their backs may be particularly self-conscious as it can be disfiguring, so a back facial can help boost their confidence and allow them to dress how they want. This can be particularly helpful during the summer, when most people tend to wear more revealing clothes.

Another benefit of a back facial is stress reduction. The treatment usually includes a neck, shoulder, and back massage, which helps ease tense muscles in the area and deepen relaxation. Often, the entire treatment is done in a calm, quiet environment as well, with soft music and soothing lighting to allow one to relax even more.


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My husband could use a back facial. He has really oily skin and it all seems to accumulate on his back. His back itches all the time, and I know a back facial would probably make him feel a lot better.

I have exfoliated his back before, and he said it helped, so I'm going to look online and see if I can find a facial kit, and I'll do the back facial for him. It certainly can't hurt, and it might help a great deal. I don't know what kits are going for online, but I'm going to look around and see if I can find one for a decent price.

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A college friend had terrible back acne. She used to come to my room with a bottle of Sea Breeze and tissues so I could get the pimples on her back that were driving her crazy. I could do it without gagging, so that was something I did for her. The Sea Breeze helped the itching, and also got rid of some of the oil.

She went to a big salon over the summer and got one of those no-kidding-around back facials. They plucked ingrown hairs, extracted blackheads and whiteheads, exfoliated, peeled and everything else you can imagine. She said it took about three hours and cost $50 (a fair amount of money then), but it was worth every penny. It helped her back, too. It looked so much better.

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