Most breakouts appear and heal in a few days with or without any help from your end. But there are some, especially the cystic type, that seem to reappear time and again or worse - multiply. If the latter kind tends to appear on your chin or jawline, worry not, you’re not alone. Acne in this area is usually painful and hard to get rid of.
Did you know, breakouts on the chin are often caused by hormones and can’t be treated using over-the-counter acne treatments. But don’t lose hope just yet ‘cause we got some tips that can help you get rid of chin acne in no time. Take a look…
- Apply ice over the area
- Topical creams
- Remove every trace of makeup
- Avoid using scrubs
- Don’t pick or pop
Apply ice over the area
Chin acne can be quite painful, applying ice over it will reduce the inflammation and redness. However, do not apply the ice directly onto your skin, wrap the cube in a cloth and place it on the spot for a few minutes. Do not apply too much pressure as it can irritate the pimple further.
Dermatologists recommend the application of a topical ointment containing benzoyl peroxide and retinoid. Their bacteria-fighting properties clear and unclog pores while controlling the production of excess oil in the area. This ensures that the pain and inflammation are reduced and your pimple heals faster.
Remove every trace of makeup
When you are battling acne of any form, the last thing you want to do is irritate it further. Makeup may be great at hiding pimples but it can also make the situation worse if not removed properly once its purpose is over. Get rid of every trace of makeup as soon as you reach home. Start with a makeup remover and follow it up with a gentle cleanser.
Avoid using scrubs
Exfoliation is important to unclog pores and get rid of dead skin cells that may be blocking the surface layer of your skin. But not when you have active acne. Steer clear of scrubs or avoid using it in that area as it can make the condition worse by causing a flare-up.
Don’t pick or pop
You may get very tempted to pop or pick the pimple in an attempt to heal it faster. But that will only aggravate the problem and leave you with nasty scars and blemishes. Instead, just apply a cold compress, topical ointment and wait for the pimple to heal on its own.