Chin Acne? Acne On Your Forehead? The Culprits Behind Different Types Of Breakouts


In most cases, acne is caused by a complex series of factors: genetics, skin type, internal health, lifestyle habits, environment, etc. How stressed are you right now? Are you getting enough sleep? How often do you touch your face? What type of acne are you suffering from?

The list goes on.

Today we’re talking about where you’re experiencing acne- are you getting a lot of chin acne? What about acne on your forehead?

What’s causing YOU to break out in these specific areas? Answers below.*
chin acne

I’m breaking out along my HAIRLINE.

May be linked to:  Chances are you’re experiencing clusters of whiteheads or pus-filled bumps. These are typically the result of a reaction to an oily scalp or any hair products.

I’m breaking out on my FOREHEAD.

May be linked to: Forehead acne – usually ranging from red bumps to nodules – is said to be triggered by stress, sleep deprivation, dehydration, and dietary habits.

[Read: Is your hairstyle giving you acne?]

I’m breaking out BETWEEN MY EYEBROWS.

May be linked to: Do you have any food allergies? (Maybe you should get it checked out!) Have you been over-indulging lately? Experts suggest cutting down – or avoiding altogether – late-night snacking, smoking, and alcohol, and instead replacing those habits with a cleaner, healthier diet.

I’m breaking out on my CHEEKS.

May be linked to: Some experts believe that breakouts here reflect the respiratory system’s health, meaning smoking and/or pollution are the main culprits. At a more perceptible level, however, cheek acne is usually caused by irritation from any face products or detergents; infrequent washing of makeup brushes and pillowcases; and bacteria and oil transfer from talking on the phone.

[Read: Are Makeup Brushes and Pillowcases causing your Acne?]

I’m breaking out around my NOSE.

May be linked to: We’re not talking about blackheads or whiteheads on those nose; we’re referring to red bumps or pustules – usually a bit sore or painful – around the nose (typically where women experience redness). These type of breakouts often tend to hang around longer than the average pimple, and are said to be some combination of sleep deprivation, stress, and hormonal fluctuations (in women).

I’m breaking out along my JAWLINE.

May be linked to: More often than not, jawline acne is hormonal, cystic acne that comes and goes before or during menstrual cycles, or in times of high stress.

[We Recommend: Buffering Lotion for Cystic Acne]

I’m breaking out on my CHIN

May be linked to: Experts believe that spots here are an indication of toxin buildup in the body, and thus recommend adding more fiber (and drinking more water!) to your daily diet.

I’m breaking out on my BODY

May be linked to: Body acne is usually – and commonly – experienced by teens and/or athletes (although pretty much anybody can have body acne). Sweat can become a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. Other causes behind body acne include contact with natural oils from the hair, hair products, sweat, abrasive collars, and non-natural or non-breathable fabrics.

[Read: 4 Steps to Clearer Body Skin]

*Always consult with a Dermatologist or other type of doctor before diagnosing or treating any skin condition. 

Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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