The Cause of Sudden Breakout on Forehead

by Randi McCreary ; Updated September 28, 2017


Breakouts can occur just about anywhere. One particular area where acne tends to harvest is referred to as the T-zone. The T-zone is the area of the face that spans across the surface of the forehead and down the bridge of the nose. Unexpected or reoccurring breakouts in this area, with particular emphasis on the forehead, can be treated with a proper skin care regimen.


Sudden breakouts on the forehead can be caused by a number of reasons. It is first important to understand the causes of acne. There are many contributing factors to acne. Hormones and diet may play a role. The majority of acne, however, is the result of oil and dirt building up in the glands of the skin. Because the T-zone is prone to coming into contact with dirt, it automatically becomes a breeding ground for breakouts. This particular area also has a higher amount of oil glands, which naturally cause a greater frequency of blackheads and whiteheads.


Taking care of sudden breakouts requires a consistent skin regimen. This might include washing daily and nightly with a mild soap and water, paying particular attention the breakout areas. There are also many astringents and over-the-counter cleansers like Neutrogena, Clearasil and Oxy that can reduce the amount of breakouts. It is never wise to continuously squeeze and irritate the breakout site. Having hands and fingers on the breakout site will only contribute to the dirt and oil.

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About the Author

Randi McCreary has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been featured in "Black Praxis" Second Edition, the NoMoreSilentCries anthology, "Present Magazine," "Riseup Magazine," and "Essence." She is the author of "Sweet.Water.Horizion" and is a tenth year educator with a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's in education from Avila University.