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Struggling with Chin Acne? Find Out How to Get to the Bottom of It!

Posted Jan 05 2011 5:36pm

Acne breakouts are unpleasant no matter where they occur, but they can be especially persistent and difficult to treat on your chin. If you’re wondering to yourself what causes chin acne and if there is a cure in sight, then you’ve come to the right place!

First of all, I have observed from a few simple online searches that many product companies are trying to capitalize on “chin acne” by dedicating entire blogs, websites, and product pages to this keyword. Still, as a sufferer of acne trying to clear up your own chin acne, it is important to understand that acne and breakouts are the same in any area of the complexion or the body. This will demystify the entire treatment of chin acne for you by helping you to clearly understand that all acne treatments revolve around one key element: a healthy and balanced diet that will give your skin the nutrients it needs to repair itself from the inside out. Believe it or not, it really is that simple! Now on to the nitty-gritty…

As I’ve already stated, chin acne is no different than any other acne on your face, yet many people struggle with breakouts in this area because of excess oils transferred to their chin from their hands. If you find yourself constantly rubbing your chin or jaw line, resting your phone against your chin, or resting your chin in your hand at school or work, then that is one of the simplest ways to stop problems before they start. Stop touching your chin! For many acne sufferers, your complexion may be highly sensitive, so it is never a good idea to transfer germs, bacteria, and oils from your hands onto your chin or other areas of your face since it could trigger a series of breakouts.

In addition, chin acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations , excess stress, an imbalanced diet, and excess toxins in the body. [1] These triggers are so essential to take notice of since almost all of them can be prevented, with the exception of hormonal fluctuations during a woman’s monthly cycle or as a teenager in puberty.

In the plainest of terms, you have the opportunity to make alterations to your diet to improve the quality of your skin and clear chin acne without having to pay hundreds of dollars for expensive acne products. Products that may, or may not work! Isn’t that wonderful news?

Here is what a few chin acne sufferers had to say about their breakouts firsthand at the acne.org forums:

From my experience, chin acne (especially cysts) are caused by hormones. Before starting my regimen, I used to get at least 1 or 2 every month right on the day I ovulate. Since using retinoids, glycolic/salicylic/azlaic acid, Yaz, and Spiro, I don’t really get them anymore. I think one of the necessary things (at least for me) is to take something internal in order to control your hormones.

I often get tired at work or when sitting at a table somewhere and put my head down, resting my chin on the back of my hands. I rarely have any issues with that. But recently, I have been getting sun on my body and when I turn over to get some sun on my back, I end up resting my chin on the back of my hands. The difference is that outside in the sun there’s sweat in the mix. I got a “mysterious” breakout under my chin area recently and it perplexed me until I put this together. It was the sweat plus irritation combination that most likely caused the breakout.

The bottom line is that ridding yourself of chin acne takes a little bit of common sense mixed with a willingness to make the right dietary changes. Yes, that is truly the recipe to your success if you want to clear up your skin for good! When you check out the Ladder of Acne Causes , you can clearly see that making poor dietary choices triggers excess toxins in the body, leading to a hormone imbalance, which is one of the main causes of acne on the chin. Voila! As you clear up your diet, your chin acne will clear up in correlation.

We’ve really only touched the surface of what you should know about this debilitating disease that we’ve all grown to hate. Here at Focus:Acne, we have started an information revolution – where we put all misconceptions aside, and inform the “motivated-to-cure” on the true nature of this disease. Stop buying acne medications, stop visiting the dermatologist, and simply enter your name and e-mail below – it’s time to be inspired and officially put acne in the past…

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About the Author: Bethany Ramos is an aesthetician and makeup artist with a special interest in using nutrition to heal and alleviate a number of conditions in the skin. You can find out more skin care and makeup tips by visiting her blog at FacebyBethany .

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