Why You Have Acne Breakouts on Certain Parts of Your Face

  • Your Forehead – If you get forehead acne, chances are that your hair may have something to do with it. More specifically, the products you’re using on your hair. It may be your shampoo, your hairspray, or your gel that’s causing the clogging the pores causing pimples to form. Make sure the hair products you’re using ONLY STAY ON THE STRANDS. Never use hairspray on your forehead, and thoroughly rinse your hair off when you’re using shampoo or conditioner.
  • Your Nose – Excessive oil production on your skin may be the culprit. The bacteria that’s responsible for acne breakouts thrives in your T-Zone, or your area that extends from your forehead, and down to your nose, and finally to your lips. Keep your skin’s sebum production in check by using the correct products, as in never using extra oily moisturizers, and properly cleansing to remove excess oil. The other main cause recently has been the use of facemasks. The material that masks are made of can trap dirt and oil in your pores. The best way to combat this is to cleanse regularly, and exfoliate twice a week.
  • Your Chin – Many dermatologists believe that hormones are to blame for chin acne. When there’s a spike in hormones from different factors, the sebaceous glands around the chin become enlarged, leading to excess oil production. When oil and dirt mix in your pores, they end up clogging it and causing acne to appear. The other culprit may be your habits, like excessively touching your face, especially the chin area. The average person touches their face around 16 times per hour. Your hands are also touching other things that are full of harmful bacteria that can cause acne breakouts. Keep your hands off your face!
  • Everywhere Else – Foods that are high in glycemic index can cause an imbalance in your insulin levels, leading to more inflammation-prone skin. Foods like sugars, rice, and white bread are such foods and can cause your blood sugars to rise higher and more quickly. When your skin is prone to inflammation, you can easily break out in acne, especially around your cheeks where the skin is a lot more delicate than the rest of your face.