Some women may be more prone to acne
1. Young girls
Adolescent age groups and girls going through pubertal spurt are more prone to back acne due to hormonal changes and changes in sebum production, says the expert.
2. Pregnant women
Women during their pregnancy can also experience back acne due to progesterone causing an increase in sebum production by sebaceous glands leading to clogged pores and the formation of comedones and acne.
They are also more prone to acne due to increased sweating and frequent friction and occlusion by sports gear, which can lead to folliculitis, explains Dr Sanghvi.
4. Women with PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a health condition that can trigger acne on the skin of the back and chest along with the face due to an increase in androgen levels leading to an increase in the build-up of sebum.