From: Peter Lamas (peter.lamasbeauty.com)
In Reply to: Antibacterial Body Spray for Acne??? posted by Katie on May 2, 2006 at 6:32 pm:
Katie, I have been reading information lately about anti-bacterial products not being the best idea. These efforts at sterilizing our hands and countertops, and at killing every infection in our bodies can have just the opposite effect. We may be taking away our bodies’ natural defenses against bacteria if we overload with products that do the fighting for us.
One CNN article says "Unless we soak our tables for many minutes and scrub our hands like surgeons, we can't kill all the bacteria on our skin and what is left behind to survive and multiply are the stronger and more resistant germs. Our overuse of antibiotics has helped foster more numerous and stronger antibiotic-resistant microbes, to the point that we're running out of "last line" drugs to fight even the most resistant bacteria."
It might be in your best interest to use a topical treatment meant for acne instead of an anti-bacterial spray that is designed specifically for bacteria. You may also want to consider using soap like Cetaphill (drug store) and see if that is enough to control the breakouts on your back. I have also received numerous testimonials about my Chinese Herb Shampoo helping others with acne on the back. I do not promote this as a treatment for acne on the back but it seems some that used it for their hair felt it had cleared their chest and back areas simply due to the run off from washing their hair. The Chinese Herb has been very helpful for many with scalp acne so I can see how it is possible some have experienced such result with it helping other areas.