How To Get Rid Of Chin Acne

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Having clear and healthy skin can be a massive confidence booster but if you suffer from either slight or server chin acne you may have forgotten what it's like to be spot free. There are however a few tips and tricks that can reduce the redness and prevention of chin acne.

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What Causes Spots On Your Chin?

Acne is usually due to a build up of dead skin cells and bacteria that are trapped in the pores of your skin. This is especially seen on oily skin as the oil needs to exit the body somehow and when it does it can cause red or swollen areas known as acne. The constant touching or scratching of the acne can worsen the redness and lengthen the time you have it for. Some spots may come and go but if you're having problems with constant chin acne making sure you don't transfer extra oils or bacterial to your face through hands, phones or anything else that may happen to be in contact with your face is a good place to start.

Can Stress Cause Spots?

If you're still getting spots during your adult life one of the main reasons could be stress levels. Obviously this is hard to control and knowing you're stressed can make you more stressed which is not ideal. There are no scientific links as to why stress can bring out spots but there has been so many links made it's just time to accept it. Having one or two hours a day not thinking about whatever is stressing you out could be a small change that could better your skin.

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How To Get Rid Of Acne On The Cheeks And Chin

It goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle can lead to healthier looking skin. This is easier said than done as we all know that resisting all the best (unfortunately the unhealthy) foods and reducing the amount of perfumed products or sprays that come into contact with your face is difficult. But if your chin acne is getting you down it's definitely worth having a healthy routine that should eventually become a habit.

Facial Routine

Having regular and good personal hygiene routine should be first on the list. If you have particularly oily skin washing your face once or twice a day will remove any unwanted oil particles and dirt from your chin. However be sure not to over wash your face as this could dry out the skin and that's a whole new and different ball game. If you've been hitting the gym it is also ideal to wash your face as soon as you can as the sweat can irritate any chin acne and encourage the bacteria to spread.

Using a water based moisturiser, especially if you're prone to oily skin, to moisturise your face after a shower. Do this once a day and keep it fragrance free as this could irritate the area of acne more. Cleansing your skin two or three times a week is also a good habit to get into as this will completely remove any dirt or products from your skin to let it naturally breath. A cleanser can be used in or out of the shower but shouldn't be used too often as it could remove too much natural (good) oils in your skin.

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Healthy Diet And Lifestyle

As well was washing your face with water regularly, drinking a lot of water is also another healthy lifestyle habit to get into. As most of us know already, we should all drink around two litres of water a day. This will keep your skin and body hydrated. Getting enough sleep per night is also a massive factor when it comes to wanting clear skin. It may not seem like it can do anything directly for your skin but getting enough rest allows your body to heal itself while also giving your skin a break from any contact with dirt or irritation. If you do have bad acne it is worth keeping your bed sheets clean as the bacteria on these could also contribute to any irritation and scratching during the night.

A healthy diet will not only keep you energised and fit but can result in better looking skin. Making sure you get enough fibre and fresh fruit and vegetables will encourage your body to work and better itself from the inside. Staying away from highly fatty and oily foods will contribute to less oily skin. It is also advised that you eat foods with good levels of zinc, such as red meats, dark chocolate, garlic and pumpkin seeds (random, I know), these can boost your immune system and help control the inflammatory and healing of your chin acne.

Beard Acne

Having a well groomed beard that's spoiled by your chin acne can be annoying but there are some ways to avoid major breakouts on your chin. A proper shaving routine is advised. Like anything you need to prep your face, this is when you could decide to use your cleanser. The cleanser will remove the excess oil and dirt so you will be have a clean shave (in the literal and neat way).

A shaving cream or gel of course is the next step, make sure you're not shaving with a dull razor as this will only bend the hairs and not cut them. A dull razor can trap the hairs and this could be why you are getting chin acne. Once you've rinsed away the shaving cream or gel keep your face moisturised and soothed so don't immediately put on any aftershave as your pores are still open and this can be another reason why you are getting chin acne.

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How To Get Rid Of Hormonal Chin Acne

You've already gone through the embarrassment of puberty but you're still getting spots? This is due to a hormonal imbalance and can happen throughout your life (sigh) but there are many ways to treat it and it shouldn't be something to be embarrassed about as it can happen to everyone. As said above, a good amount of sleep, healthy diet and reduced stress levels will all help to prevention of a breakout.

How To Reduce Spots Overnight

Treating acne should be done by treating and getting rid of the bacteria that is causing it with the methods above, however if you want to reduce the appearance of the spots quickly there are a couple of tricks that could boost your confidence. Just remember that these are ways to treat the symptoms, and not the initial cause of the spots or preventing any further outbreaks.

Firstly we have make up. This may sound scary and you may just want to skip this section but asking around in the office the guys were not embarrassed to admit that if they had a few spots they would cover it in concealer. This is the quickest way to reduce the red appearance and if girls can do it so can guys right? But, as always keep this to a minimum as too much product could cause irritation so it would be best to ask a friend, girlfriend or mum to help you.

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Does Putting Toothpaste On Spots Get Rid Of Them?

Secondly, we've all heard the rumour at some point that states that toothpaste can clear up your spots and no doubt most of us have tried it, I know I have. It may be just mind over matter and because you think you're clearing up your skin, your skin seems to feel better, but there is some 'scientific' reasons why toothpaste may actually be a savour for any breakouts on you chin. However, this shouldn't be used excessively and should be an emergency treatment to reduce small areas or even single breakouts rather than on the entire area.

Toothpaste is designed to clean bacteria for your teeth so why can't it do the same for your spots? Well, it can (in small doses). The anti-bacterial properties and it's ability to absorb oil will reduce the swollen, red areas on your chin and remove all that unwanted oil. Apply a small blob of toothpaste on the large swollen spots, trying to avoid the surrounding areas and leave overnight or for a few hours before you go out. This will reduce the symptoms but not fully treat the cause and can, if over used, remove any of the lubricating oils your face actually needs for smooth youthful skin.

How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars On Your Chin

Preventing scars before they appear would be the first thing to do so, as hard as it may be, don't touch, scratch or pick at the acne. Scaring usually occurs from cystic acne (the bigger, redder, swollen acne) so treating this as soon as it begins will be your best option. Firstly if you are constantly touching your face it could draw more attention to it which you don't want and secondly constant touching can damage and destroy the healing process.

Investing in a toner to keep your skin healthy and to use three or four times a week can help your skin acne and scars. A toner will help to balance out your skins oil levels so putting a few drops onto a cotton pad and sparingly putting it over your face can do wonders for acne prevention and shiny skin. There are many toners out there so finding the best one for you depending on your skins excess oil levels is worth doing.

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An over the counter scar fading cream is another option as they can restore moisture, texture and the tone of your skin. Products that contain kojic acid, arbutin, and vitamin C will be the best for your acne scars. A gel will also benefit those of your with excess oily skin as this won't add any extra and unnecessary oils. If you are still conscious about any deeper and bigger scars then laser treatment or fillers will be the next option so it is best to talk to your doctor about this.

How To Get Rid Of Chin Acne

  • Ultimately, a healthy diet and good sleeping routine will be the best benefit for your skin. Drinking enough water a day will also help to hydrate and better your skin.
  • Stress is a big part of skin outbreaks, so having one or two hours a day to yourself will help with reduced stress levels.
  • A good skin care routine will keep your skin feeling fresh and healthy, investing in a toner, cleanser and moisturiser that can be used daily will help with improved skin results.
  • Chin acne can be due to a bad shaving routine, prepping your skin, having a good razor and using the right creams will enhance both your shaving process and skin underneath.

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On That Note

The best treatment for spots on your chin is a healthy lifestyle, reduced touching and irritation, regularly washing and cleansing your face and having a proper shaving routine with the right products. Stress levels may be hard to control and remember that acne can occur at any age and for most people so you're not alone. A toner will become your best friend and will keep your oil levels and shine controlled so you'll be ready for whatever life throws at you.

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