7 Pimples on Back and Shoulders Home Remedies

Looking for pimples on back and shoulders home remedies? Read on as you are about to defeat the menace called pimples.

You might want to read a comprehensive report on acne and pimples we compiled before reading this one.

From the previous article, acne is an inflammatory disease of the hair follicles and their associated sebaceous gland. It is related majorly to the hormonal changes that happen during adolescence.Hair follicle and sebaceous gland | Mololo cosmetics

The medical term for acne that is not inflamed (the bacteria-causing acne has not manipulated it) is “comedo,” which is also known as “comedones.” And it is majorly divided into the Blackhead and the Whitehead:

  • Blackhead (the open pores make air oxidize them, thereby resulting in their dark appearance)
  • Whitehead (closed pores that, from the name, are white in color).

whiteheads | Mololo cosmeticsThe whiteheads and blackheads are not inflamed (by the acne-aggravating bacteria – P.acnes).

We also have inflamed acne which are

  • Pustules – They are lesions with pus
  • Papules – small, raised lesions that are up to 0.5cm in diameter. They have no pus
  • Nodules – They are inflammatory swellings that are similar to papules, but located deeper under the skin
  • Cysts – They are bigger, wider swellings on the skin’s surface, containing liquid or semisolid material.

The areas of the body that are likely to receive acne breakouts are the face, neck, shoulder, private area, and back. This is because these regions have more sebaceous glands than other parts of the body (the sebaceous gland is not evenly located in the body).

Pimple and Acne – Are They The Same?

A lot of people use the term acne when they mean pimples, and pimples when they mean acne.

Acne, as I said earlier, is a disease of the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland. Acne is the broader term (like the family) in which pimple is a leader (the father).

Acne is a skin disease involving sebum (the skin’s natural oil from the sebaceous gland), keratinization (shedding of dead skin cells), and bacteria (P.aces). It can range from whiteheads and blackheads to cysts (the bigger inflamed acne).back pimples | Mololo cosmetics

Pimple, on the other hand, is a clogged pore filled with sebum and dead skin cell, and the P.acnes bacteria inflamed the blocked pores, leading to nodules, cysts, papules, or pustules.

Whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts can be referred to as acne, whereas inflamed acne can be called Pimple.

7 Pimples on Back and Shoulders Home Remedies

I believe, by now, you now know the difference between Acne and Pimples. Here, we’ll be considering some easy-to-make home remedies for your back and shoulder pimples.

Irish Potato

Potato is full of sulfur, potassium, and chloride which can help you reduce those troublesome blemishes. Irish potato is also rich in antioxidant that is responsible for encouraging the growth of new skin cells and nourishing the skin.

Another use of potatoes is for removing facial scars


  • Buy your potato and slice it into pieces (You might just slice a little bit you’re going to use per application).
  • Take the slice and rub it on your back (of course, get someone to do that for you) and shoulder in a circular motion
  • Leave it on your face to dry (between 15 to 30 minutes)
  • Afterward, rinse it off with tepid water (warm water).
  • Repeat this process in the morning and night for as long as you still have your pimples

Avocado and Honey Combo to Remove Back and Shoulder Acne

Honey is an excellent anti-inflammatory and, when combined with avocado, can keep your comedone at bay. This combination also offers a very good treatment for whiteheads and blackheads.


  • Remove the soft, cream-like inside of the avocado and mash it in a bowl
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons (Tbsp) of original honey to your mashed avocado and continue stirring till they both mix
  • Rinse your shoulder and back with ordinary water and pat them dry
  • Apply the mixture to the surface and allow it to stay for at least 15 minutes
  • Rinse off with tepid water
  • You can also use this as a home remedy for pimples on face

How About The Power of Garlic?

Whether you ingest garlic or apply it topically on the acne area, the antibacterial property of garlic is ideal for solving your acne problem. You can either get the garlic juice. Or dry and convert it to powder. Either ways, you are getting a potent ingredient for your back and shoulder pimples.


  • Mash your garlic or simply add 1 teaspoon of ginger in 2-3 Tablespoons of water.
  • Allow the garlic to sit in the water for a minimum of 10 minutes
  • Then dip your cotton wool into the garlic liquid and apply it to the affected area
  • Leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse it off with tepid water
  • Do this at least once a day (so I advise you just convert your garlic to powder)
  • You may also ingest the garlic (one to two cloves a day) for maximum result

[notification type=”alert-success” close=”false” ]Note: Don’t apply this if you have scratched your pimples. Garlic may leave you with a burning sensation[/notification].

Lemon Juice And Salicylic Acid

Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C which enhances the look of all skin types. It also contains citric acid which helps to remove dead skin cells, making the skin radiant. Lemon juice is also an astringent that can dry out any blemish.

Salicylic acid, on the other hand, is lipid soluble (fat-soluble). Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxyl Acid, capable of penetrating deep down the pores and eliminating trapped sebum in the hair follicle.

Its antibacterial property also puts P.acnes in grave danger. If you can’t get salicylic acid, just move to your nearest pharmacy store and buy aspirin (aspirin also contains salicylic acid).


  • Get a bowl and add 4 tablets of aspirin or half a Teaspoon (teaspoon) of salicylic acid
  • Add your lemon gradually till it forms a paste
  • You can also add little honey if it’s running
  • Using your makeup brush or any other brush, apply the paste to the acne-infested area
  • Leave it for between 15 to 30 minutes
  • Then rinse off with tepid water
  • Repeat the process at least once a day

[notification type=”alert-success” close=”false” ]Note: Don’t apply this mixture and then frolic in the sun. Citric acid, as contained in the lemon, can aggravate the sun’s damage to your body.[/notification]

Aloe Vera and Tea Tree

Tree tree oil is a solvent that is found to cut through dead skin and sebum, thereby unblocking clogged pores. Tea tree oil is also antibacterial, killing off the P.acnes bacteria.

On the other hand, Aloe Vera is an excellent anti-inflammatory, soothing swellings and pains.


  • You can either use the aloe vera gel or juice. If you’re using the gel, take 1 Tbsp of aloe vera into a bowl.
  • Add 3-5 drops of your tea tree oil into the aloe vera gel/solution and mix it together
  • Apply, using your brush, to the affected area
  • Leave it for as long as you want…even overnight
  • Then rinse it off with tepid water. Or wash it off during bath

Apple Cider Vinegar and Oats Powder

Apple cider vinegar can offer a natural cure for acne and a potent blackhead It is a powerful antibacterial, killing off the p.acnes without remorse.

Apple cider vinegar also helps to balance the skin’s PH, creating an inhabitable environment for the bacteria.

Oat powder can reduce the inflammation in the acne areas. Oat powder cannot cure acne. The essence of adding your oat powder to your apple cider vinegar is to relieve you of the pain and inflammation that usually accompany acne.


  • Get a bowl and add 1 tbsp of your oat powder (You can buy your oats and then grind them into powder)
  • Add your apple cider vinegar to the powder, making a paste out of the oats
  • Using your brush, apply the mixture to the affected area
  • Let it settle in the affected area. Leave it for at least 15 minutes
  • Then rinse it off with tepid water.
  • Repeat the process at least twice a day

Orange peel, cinnamon powder, and honey

Orange peel can help to combat the bacteria-causing acne to some extent. Thanks to the high concentration of citric acid, vitamin c, and its astringent properties.

Cinnamon powder has high antimicrobial properties that can help to stop the p.acnes from getting out of control.

Honey on its own is an effective antibiotic that can attack the p.acnes to an extent.


  • First of all, convert your orange peel into powder (or buy the already-made orange peel)
  • Take 1 tsp of your orange peel and put it in a bowl
  • Add 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • Add 2 tbsp of honey and mix everything together
  • Rinse your back and shoulders with water and dry with a clean towel
  • Apply the mixture to the affected areas and let it sit for at least 15 minutes
  • Rinse tepid water and pat with your towel
  • You may use this on your face if you have face pimples

So that’s it on the pimples on back and shoulders home remedies. Do you have any questions? Please leave them below.