Ask any girl in this world what she fears more than bad hair days and we bet acne breakouts will top all their lists! But there is something even worse than sudden breakouts on the skin and that is hormonal acne on the jaw and chin. That red, pesky and painful acne just doesn’t seem to go away *sad sigh*. But as always, we’re here to help you through. Here’s everything you need to know about hormonal acne on the jaw and chin and how to treat it the right way. Read on!
What is hormonal acne?
Just as the name suggests, hormonal acne is caused by hormonal imbalance in the body and is pretty common in women. This usually occurs when the body is going to different phases like puberty, menstruation and menopause. The acne usually shows up on your jaw, chin and cheeks. You’d notice inflamed skin, excessive oil production and clogged pores on your skin due to the hormonal imbalance in your body.
How to treat hormonal acne
Now that we understand what hormonal acne is, let’s get to how we can treat it. Read on to know some easy tips that can help you treat hormonal acne on the jaw and chin.
Apply retinoids topically: Retinoids are easily available as over-the-counter ointments that work wonderfully for hormonal acne. It is derived from Vitamin A and is available in gels and lotions that you can apply topically.
Oral contraceptives: Taking oral contraceptives that contain ethinyl estradiol is a great way to deal with hormonal acne, even while you’re ovulating.
Green tea: Drinking green tea or applying cream or gels containing this ingredient is both a great way to calm your inflamed skin and treat hormonal acne in a natural way.
Tea tree oil: All thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, applying skincare products with tea tree oil in it can help you deal with hormonal acne on your jaw and chin naturally. If you are thinking of using tea tree oil directly, make sure you dilute it with a carrier oil and do a patch test on your skin first.
However, if despite trying all the above-mentioned treatments you don’t see your acne fading, we suggest visiting a dermatologist.