Women, can be especially prone to hormonal shifts and imbalances in their bodies. This causes hormones to produce more oil, which in turn leads to the growth of bacteria and their entrapment in the pores. The end result can be pustules and blemishes especially in the jaw and chin areas.
Traditional drying spot treatments rarely produce desired results when used against blemishes since they more often than not only dry out the surface of the skin, leaving an ugly bump underneath. However, that does not mean you don’t have an option or two for fighting chin and jaw breakouts. Here are four you should try first.
- If you can’t see any other breakouts, only treat the jawline and chin areas
Look for where you most commonly get breakouts. Is it only or mostly the chin and jawline area? If it is, it might be a good idea to treat only those areas and leave the rest of your face alone for the time being. Treating parts of your face for breakouts that aren’t there will only cause you to dry out the skin where it’s not necessary and you may still find that you have blemishes in the chin and jawline area.
Make sure that if you only have breakouts in the chin and jawline area to only treat that part of your face. Today there are plenty of good products that are exclusively used for chin and jawline breakouts and it’s a good idea to have one handy in your bathroom.
- Clean your pores
If you already have blemishes, they can cause new ones, especially if you don’t treat the infection properly. These will leave small white bumps or clogged pores, all over your chin, which will continue to get infected until you clean them out.
- Spot-treat the blemishes
There’s a very good reason as to why you need to deal with breakouts the moment you see them on your face and it’s not only because they are ugly. By treating acne as soon as it appears, you’ll make it’s occurrence less common and it won’t be as noticeable.
Other Things You Need to Keep in Mind When it comes to Breakouts
Of course, there are many other things you need to keep in mind when it comes to jawline and chin breakouts. For example, the less you touch your face with your hands, the less chance acne has to appear. Also, abstaining from milk, cheese and other dairy products for a week or two may also help, because you’ll stop introducing growth hormones (given to most dairy cows). Finally, a consultation with a gynecologist regarding your hormones and the best way to balance them is also a good step toward having a blemish-free face.