How to Treat Acne Around Chin & Jawline

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Acne occurs when hormone fluctuations cause oil glands to produce excess amounts of sebum. A pimple results when this oil becomes trapped beneath the skin’s surface. Although acne can arise anywhere on the body, it commonly develops on the face and chin. Acne, especially when it appears on the face, can be frustrating and difficult to hide. Fortunately, it can be effectively remedied.

Wash the chin and jaw area twice a day with a mild facial cleanser to remove dirt and oil. Take your time and be sure to remove all makeup.

Avoid cosmetics, hair products and makeup that are greasy or oil-based. Be sure they are labeled, “noncomedogenic,” “nonacnegenic” or “oil-free.”

Cleanse the face and hair after exercising or being exposed to hot weather. Sweat can clog the pores and lead to further acne on the jawline and chin.

Avoid placing your chin in your hands or resting objects like telephone receivers against your jawline.

Reduce pimple swelling and encourage skin sloughing by applying an over-the-counter acne medication. Products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can be effective.