Chin Acne

Facts about Chin Acne

Experts claim chin acne can happen in both men and women but it are almost 70% more likely to happen in women. It can occur at any age. The primary reason for outbreaks is hormonal, an excess of toxin in the body, irregularity of diet or stress. For women chin acne is common during the onset of puberty, during menstruation and pregnancy.

Androgen and estrogen are the two hormones responsible for the balance and harmony of the skin. This delicate balance is upset when androgen outweigh estrogen. Chin acne happens when women make too much testosterone (such as in polycystic ovary syndrome/PCOS), or too little estrogen to mask the testosterone (extreme hormonal fluctuations-discontinuing the pill, stress, etc.) or have a high sensitivity towards the androgens in the skin (often hereditary) which can include oil/grease on the skin, reaction to certain cosmetics, and some medications (cortisone). The most common of these being the sensitivity to androgens.  Fair skinned women going through menopause are quite susceptible suffering either neck, lower jaw or chin acne.

Another acne that affects the chin area is Rosacea, appearing most often in middle-aged adults-with the emphasis on women. Characterized by a flushing of the face (diluted blood vessels), Rosacea is the formation of tiny, red bumps on the forehead, cheeks, nose, or chin. For some adults this chin acne condition never goes away. In some cases-particularly in men, with the passing of time Rosacea can develop into Rhinophyma (a bulbous nose). Most people say their skin worsens with the use of alcohol, after eating spicy foods or exposure to the sun or other extreme weather.

Accutane has been proven effective in treating chin acne, with the exception of those suffering diabetes or pregnant women. Antibiotic creams such as Oxy 10 work well also, as well as antibacterial cleansers. Certain birth control pills control acne indirectly by slowing the production of androgens, but must be prescribed by your doctor.

Outside of these the best course of action against chin acne is to wash your face, get adequate amounts of sleep, exercise, and drink plenty of pure water (6-8 glasses). By eating a healthy diet including fresh vegetables and fruits every day your body is being provided the vitamins and minerals it needs to naturally keep, not only the internal body healthy but to ensure the skins health as well.

Stress is a main trigger for chin acne break outs. It is important to find methods that work      in helping to keep stress levels down. Delegate responsibly if you can. Check the YMCA for classes in yoga or other relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. A brisk walk four times a week for 20-30 will not only do wonders for maintaining proper weight but it will help circulate the blood (rich in oxygen and nutrients) to skin cells in a more routine and efficient manner.

Some basics many people already know to aid in chin acne would include restricting your high fat foods intake, avoid processed foods or foods made with bleached white flour or an overabundance of sugar (contribute to hormonal fluctuations), avoid picking at or scratching blemishes (to avoid the spread of bacteria), avoid the use of steroids if at all possible, and cosmetics (comedogenic or acne causing) including face powders. Many women with long hair find that it helps to keep their hair clean and away from their face on the whole and particularly the chin area.

Constant chin acne can cause problems with self esteem problems. If in the event nothing you are doing seems to help your problem, or if it appears severe or spreading you might want to see a specialist.  There are so many products now-natural and chemical remedies, to aid in acne problems so do not suffer too long.