Getting pimples on your chin can be very painful and they’re not very appealing. The chin is the most common spot on the face to get acne. Women often experience these breakouts before their periods, But if it’s happening more often than not, you might want to give it a deeper thought.
We got in Touch with Mumbai based Dermatologist & Laser Surgeon, Dr. Apratim Goel, Cutis Skin Studio to break down the reasons behind the acne.
Hormonal acne occurs first around the mouth, chin and jaw line. This hormonal acne comes and goes throughout the menstrual cycle. The breakouts commonly appear during the ovulation or just before your period begins. Other hormonal reasons for chin acne can be pregnancy, birth-control pills and puberty stages for some. While if your acne comes more than often, it may indicate that you’re dealing with severe PCOS. In this case you should consult a dermatologist.
Apart from hormonal reasons, your make-up use can breakouts too. Lip balms, lipsticks, glosses may contain few ingredients that encourage breakouts on your chin. And even your nail paint can cause this-as many people have a habit of touching their chin too often. So, if you notice persistent zits after applying make-up, try to identify the product and stop using it.
Also, bacteria and poor hygiene is the most common reason for such acne-resting your hands on the chin, dirty pillows or constantly using mobile phones.
Lastly even poor diet can cause such acne, as the acne on chin is related to the small intestine and indicates the build-up toxins. Try to keep a balanced diet and incorporate more fiber.