5 Little Known Tips to Get Rid of Chin and Cheek Acne Effectively

Getting acne on any area your face is terribly frustrating. You wouldn’t ever want to have them on your face. But contrary to your desires, you have acne on these areas of your face, and you want to it fade away from your face at once.

Don’t worry if you have miserably failed in treating acne on your face previously, or even if you have no idea of how to get rid of it.

Getting rid of acne on you face.
We’ll discuss how to get rid of chin & cheeks acne — right here in this post.

Let me explain why.

Today, we’ll discuss literally everything you need to know for taking care of this situation in an efficient manner. We’ll discuss how to treat acne on your chin and cheeks separately. So if you’re looking for a treatment of any specific area from these, then you can safely jump over to where it’s been discussed without any worries.

One Quick Note
Although, acne on any area of your skin is the result of the complex interplay of your body’s inner composition. Often heard causes like hormonal imbalance, certain medications and your diet, play a prominent role in the development of acne, and so they shouldn’t be neglected.

But in this article, we’ll put more focus on some offbeat causes, that aren’t usually discussed but can definitely play a role in the development of acne on your face.

Let’s get started.

Eliminating Acne on Your Cheeks

Who can admire seeing his or her adorable cheeks filled up with those weird bumps of acne? Undoubtedly, no one! And that is why I believe you’re here to learn how to get rid of it.

Acne on cheeks is considered to be one of the hardest conditions to deal with as it tends to resist more on this area of your face. However, it isn’t certainly beyond cure.

Let’s take a look at some common causes that can cause acne to develop on your cheeks, and learn some useful tips to avoid them – giving you the ability to get rid of the acne on your cheeks.

1. The Effect of Smoking

Upper cheeks are directly linked to the lungs. The air inhaled into your lungs shows its effect on your face and that’s why smoking can aggravate acne breakouts.

Although, smoking and acne relation has been controversial because of a number of clinical studies that show conflicting results; latest findings still assure us that it can definitely harm your skin, and may or may not aggravate acne.

Having said that, smoking can be blamed as a cause behind cheek acne.

The Solution
You should avoid smoking and being in polluted environments.

However, if you don’t smoke, great! Keep an eye on the other factors I’m going to show you.

2. Infections in Your Mouth

If you are suffering from infections in your mouth or bad dental hygiene, then the reactions can appear on your lower cheeks. The bacteria can spread in many ways over your skin; from hand contact, through your saliva, etc.

The Solution
Try to maintain a healthy environment in your mouth to reduce the chances for acne breakouts on your cheeks.

3. Improper Digestion

Acne has a direct relation to improper digestion. When your stomach is unable to handle the food digestion properly, its ability to absorb important nutrients from food is decreased, which affects the immune system.

In this condition, the ability of the body to fight against harmful bacteria (like P.acnes) is decreased. Therefore, it triggers the development of acne by combining with some other causes.

The Solution
You should keep a lesser percentage (around 20-30%) of intensely cooked, spicy, and acidic foods and give priority to raw foods instead.

Don’t over eat. You should stop eating at least four hours before going to bed and have a little walk after having meal to help your stomach in digesting.

By doing this, you won’t only improve your acne, but also your overall health.

4. The Dust and Dirt

Your cheeks are often exposed to the pillow case and bed sheet all night long, which usually contain dust or dirt. This can irritate your skin and can be a trigger for acne, particularly blackheads or whiteheads.

However, dirt does not directly cause acne but it can provide a bit of assistance to other causes to do the job.

The Solution
Try to change the covers of your pillow case and bed sheet weekly.

5. Unclean Towels

Using towels containing bacteria is another cause that can aggravate acne on your cheeks.

The Solution
Always use a clean towel to pat dry your face to provide less room for the development of acne.

How to Get Rid of Chin Acne

So we’ve discussed how these causes, when combined with each other, can cause acne breakouts on your cheeks. We’ve also discovered the solutions to overcome these causes.

So by now, you’ve got the answer of your question “How do I get rid of cheek acne?” effectively. But what if the acne is on your chin?

As on any other part of your face, acne on your chin is another problem that can be humiliating and can lower your self-esteem.

Furthermore, it causes pain, irritation, and does not let you look or feel good. It is not significantly different from acne on other parts of your body, however, there are a few things that make it a little bit different from the rest (we’ll discuss below).

To get rid of chin acne, we’re first going to discuss the causes that result in the appearance of acne on your chin, and along the way, we’ll learn some effective ways to reduce them as well.

1. Make-up

Make-up can be blamed to be one of the biggest culprits behind the development of acne on your chin (and cheeks). Make-up contains fragrances and different types of artificial colors that clog the pores of your skin, and as a result, you see your chin filled up with those weird bumps (acne).

The Solution
Decrease the use of make-up if you want to remove acne out of your chin. But if you still prefer to use them, make sure they all are non-comedogenic. Do not sleep without washing your make-up off your face as it can easily clog the pores of your skin all night long.

2. Imbalanced Hormones

As I mentioned in the beginning, hormonal balance play an important role in the development of acne. Sometimes it is the result of puberty because the androgen (a steroid  hormone) are largely produced during puberty and this process normally stabilizes when you reach adulthood. However, acne also appears after the age of 20 until 30, 40 and so forth.

The Solution
The best approach for this cause is to seek guidance from your dermatologist. You cannot handle this factor on your own because of some serious possibilities of side-effect beyond your control.

3. Bacteria and Oil (sebum)

Other aggravators for acne on your chin are bacteria and oil (just like most forms of acne). Shortening the amount of bacteria and excess oil on your face will return your acne-free skin to you in no time.

The Solution
You should apply a small amount of benzoyl peroxide on your chin each night before going to bed and rinse your face in the morning.

Doing this repeatedly can effectively reduce the amount of bacteria on your chin and, therefore, will reduce acne.

If you don’t prefer benzoyl peroxide to abbreviate bacteria, you can drink lemon in any form you want as it’s very effective in reducing bacteria naturally.

Daily Recommendations:

  • Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily to help transportation of nutrients  your body and your skin growth.
  • You should also consider eating fresh fruits, which provide necessary nutrients to your skin to ensure a healthy, glowing skin.
  • Apples and grapes are considered to be the most skin friendly fruits, so make a habit of eating them regularly.

Wrapping it up:

That brings us to the end of this detailed post on how to get rid of acne on your chin and cheeks. Nothing unnatural is discussed here, so try to adopt these ways to treat acne and see improvement in your acne condition, but this can only happen when you follow the treatments with patience and persistence.

Remember, always give priority to treat acne naturally if it’s not severe. By doing this, you do not allow unwanted side effects to occur that make your acne even worse. Make use of nature to cure yourself as long as you can.

However, it’s always your choice to take medications as well if the disease is not alleviated from natural treatments.

Don’t be shy to share your own  experience with treating your facial acne. Any worthwhile treatment methods you’d like to share?
Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

Sheikh's been blogging regularly at CAA for 4 years. He spends majority of his time studying health and technology or participating in discussions about these niches (online or offline).


  1. Gud afternoon, sir ,am currently drinking the lemon water,and is working for me I take it every morning mixed with half glass of water,although am applying an organic soap and cleanser,my rough face is clearing and becoming brighter,i go out now with out makeup. Thanks for all the help. I have been using the Organic pdt since December if it goes it will cm back again but since I Started drinking the lemon water just few days ago after reading ur article is really magical,

  2. Hi. I’m 11 years old, and am the only person in my yr 6 classroom with acne. I used to only have it on my forhead, but now my forhead bears only acne scarring, but my cheeks (especially my right cheek) and my chin is full of bulging pimples, and much acne scarring. I get teased about my skin a lot, and have always had sensitive skin. But premature acne is something else altogether and I hate it! I wash my face morning and night with non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic foam facewash and use white toothpaste on my face for 30 minutes everyday. Plz help

    • Ambrosia, having acne is completely natural during this age. It’s almost inevitable for every kid. It’s unfortunate that you’ll encounter bullies and teasers around you. Just learn to ignore them. Remember, everybody is beautiful in their own way and you should never let the haters put you down! Love yourself!

      Lastly, I don’t think applying toothpaste for 30 minutes everyday on your skin is a good approach to tackling acne like yours. I’d suggest you to consult with your parents and preferably Doctor for a full blown treatment like Exposed Skin Care that can fight your acne and scarring at the same time.

    • Hi I have struggled with acne for years now and just discovered this new 4 step treatment that you order online from melaleuca it’s called clarity! it’s only $27 and it’s cleared up my face tremendously and recommended it to two of my friends and it is clearing there skin up as well. I wouldn’t recommend if it didn’t actually work I know it feels having acne and I finally found a product that has really helped.

  3. Hey, I have a huge cluster of tiny bumps on my chin and they scatter all over my cheeks also. I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried everything but these bumps never go away. They always find someway to appear again.

  4. I am always interested in trying new products to get the results I want. I am so glad I gave dermalmd scar serum a try! I have some acne scarring on my lower chin from when I was in my early twenties. I started this serum about a week ago and have already noticed a difference in my scars. They are starting to lighten up.

  5. Hi, My skin recently has cleared up but the past weekend I have broke out on my cheek and chin. It does bother me but I try and stay calm. I drink a lot of water daily and I’m getting my diet in check, eating better so it would clear up. What would you recommend for reducing redness and inflammation? I have sensitive skin so it’s hard to find things that work for me.

  6. I had pimples on my forehead but I treated with diprosin oil and I realised that as it disappears it comes back again and not only on my forehead but on my cheeks as well
    And as it disappears it leaves black spots on my face
    Please I really need help

    • Hey there Angie,

      I really don’t have any experience with diprosin oil. But I highly recommend to be completely aware of anything that you want to put on your skin. Do your deliberate research every time. Cross check references and citations to medical studies. This will ALWAYS save you from troubles, or at least make you aware of what’s to come!

      Hope that heps!

  7. I have had a terrible breakout that started as three pimples on my chin now its spread all over with painful pimples on my cheeks and face and it getting to me Co I don’t know what to do. It’s killing me and I looked so puffed


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