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.
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.
What You Will Learn:
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.
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.
5 “Little Known” Ways to Get Rid of Cheek Acne:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always use a clean towel to pat dry your face to provide less room for the development of 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.
Now, let’s move on to the second part.
Acne 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).
How to Get Rid of Chin Acne
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.
Main Causes of Chin Acne and Their Solutions
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).
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 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.
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.
- 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.