Why do you get cystic acne along your chin and jaw, but only blackheads and whiteheads on your forehead? Why do you have acne even though your skin isn’t oily at all? Why are your cheeks a mess, but your T-zone is pristine?
It seems to be that where you get acne on your face, and what type of acne you get can give you some clues about what the root cause of it may be. If you know the root cause, you can treat your acne more effectively.
In this article, I’m going to introduce you to three different resources I’ve come across that relate to this concept.
Acne is embarrassing whenever it occurs, but it is especially distressing for adults. Women are susceptible to acne outbreaks because of fluctuating hormone levels, stress and personal habits. Breakouts tend to occur along the jawline area. The jaw and chin are sensitive areas frequently touched with hands transmitting dirt and germs.
Acne can occur anywhere on the body, including the jaw and chin. Two types of acne that are specific to adults tend to occur in the jawline area. Persistent acne, or acne that continues past the mid-20s, and adult-onset acne, which occurs after years of clear skin, both cause deep, inflamed pimples on the jaw, chin and near the mouth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology’s Acne Net. Both persistent and adult-onset acne tend to affect women more than men. Read More…
One of the most difficult skin everyday skin care problems is treating acne on the jawline. Blackheads and pimples on the jawline ruin the contour of your face, and draw attention away from your eyes, nose, and the expressive muscles under the cheeks and brows of your face. Making the problem harder to handle, the kind of acne you get on the jawline often is not the same kind of acne that you have on the rest of your face. Read More…
Of all the areas of the face, I would have to say the chin and jawline area is the most common place to get acne—especially in adults. The reason for this is often due to hormonal shifts and imbalances in the body. Hormones stimulate oil production, which leads to the growth of bacteria getting trapped in the pore. This results in a sore, painful pustule or cystic blemish. Many women find they get chin breakouts monthly along with their cycle.
The challenge when treating these types of blemishes is that they don’t usually respond very quickly to traditional drying spot treatments. Since chin and jawline breakouts tend to be cystic (bigger blemishes deep under the skin), spot treatments will simply dry out the surface but still leave you with a bump underneath. Also, since they are large and severe, they can last for 1-2 weeks and leave behind red, dark scars, which linger even longer. So what can you do to help prevent chin breakouts? Read on for my helpful tips.
Do any of these interpretations match up for you? Tell us in the comments below about the wheres and whats of your acne and what you think the root imbalance is.