You sure have gone past those years when teenage acne took over your skin but you sometimes find yourself wondering why the acne on your chin is a recurring phenomenon even today. Your chin almost looks like a cluster of pimples and at times, even makeup doesn’t seem to conceal it perfectly. If this is your problem, it’s time to dig out the cause behind chin acne. We spoke to renowned dermatologist, Dr. Aparna Santhanam to uncover the real deal behind chin acne...
 

Your problem: Folliculitis

Your problem: Folliculitis

If you’ve been noticing whiteheads or red bumps of acne around your chin, one of the reasons could be Folliculitis. Dr. Aparna explains it out, “Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles that might develop due to waxing and threading. These activities often cause trauma to the hair follicles and this kind of acne looks like an infection.” Who would’ve thought chin acne could actually be a cause of beauty regimes, right? But what’s the solution, you wonder? “I suggest using an antibiotic cream right after a waxing on threading session to ensure that the skin feels cool and calm,” says Aparna.

 

Your problem: Hormonal changes

Your problem: Hormonal changes

Chin acne often affects women who are above 25. It could be a result of hormonal changes in the body that take the form of chin acne. “You might notice this kind of acne appearing during your periods too. We consider the chin area a part of the U-zone, which is exactly where we find this acne. If you find that you are repeatedly suffering from chin acne, it’s best to consult a gynecologist as she will be able to tell you how to deal with a hormonal change in your body,” asserts Dr. Santhanam.

 

Your problem: Wrong diet

Your problem: Wrong diet

Although it hasn’t been proven that diet can be a direct cause of chin acne, it is certainly one of the causes of any kind of acne. Consuming oily and fried foods can often lead to an increase in sebum production leading to clusters of acne around your chin. Dr. Aparna cites fruits like mangoes as a cause of concern. “Although mangoes are high in Vitamin A and I’ve always suggested Vitamin A as an acne healer, in Ayurveda, it is said that mangoes are heaty foods and might produce further heat in the body—something that might manifest itself in the form of chin acne.”

 

Your solution: An effective acne-fighting regime

Your solution: An effective acne-fighting regime

While getting hormonal acne treated by a gynecologist is a must, it is also necessary to adopt an acne-fighting skin care regime to keep your sebum production in check and make sure your skin is clean at all times. For that, we suggest relying on a cleanser like the Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash as its Active Thymo-T essence works hard to stop pimples right from the beginning. To get rid of the pesky spots that acne leave, we suggest you get your hands on the Fair & Lovely Anti-Marks Treatment that penetrates 3 layers deep into your skin and works right from the roots to reduce the scars!