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The Definitive Guide to Chin Acne Causes and Treatments


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Chin acne can be frustrating for anyone to deal with as it can affect teenagers and adult men & women. Acne is caused by overactive oil glands due to increased testosterone levels which cause androgenic side effects. We can properly treat our chin blemishes by being knowledgable about what causes it.

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The Definitive Guide to Chin Acne Causes and Treatments

  1. 1. The Definitive GuideThe Definitive Guide to Causes and Treatments CHIN ACNE
  2. 2. When we develop acne it is our bodies' way of telling us there is an abnormality we need to address.
  3. 3. but first you need to learn where it comes from so you can treat it properly. YOU CAN BEAT CHIN ACNE
  4. 4. Why Do I Get Chin Acne? hormones are a main culprit Acne is caused by overactive oil glands due to increased testosterone levels which lead to androgenic side effects. Testosterone is an androgen which is present in both men and women. Too much androgen production causes excess sebum production which clogs pores with oil and bacteria.
  5. 5. When we touch our face we spread bacteria and dirt especially when we haven't washed our hands. Why Do I Get Chin Acne? bacteria affects our skin too Our cell phones cause chin acne because our warm breath makes it a great breeding ground for bacteria to thrive. Our breath and friction from rubbing against our skin causes acne mechanica which is also common among football players as they experience it from their chin strips.
  6. 6. How Does Chin Acne Occur? Certain skin products and cosmetics containing oil can clog pores causing ACNE COSMETICA. Look for products that are oil-free, non-acnegenic, and non-comedogenic. Non-acnegenic: does not make acne worse Non-comedogenic: will not clog pores
  7. 7. What Type of Acne Occurs on the Chin? An over-production of sebum from our sebaceous glands combined with dead skin cells block the follicles in our skin causing acne comedones in the form of whiteheads and blackheads. Cystic acne can also be present on the chin which are sac-like structures that occur due to excess oil production and hormone fluctuations.
  8. 8. What Can I Do To Prevent Chin Acne? diet plays a role in the prevention of breakouts High-glycemic carbs have an effect on insulin which regulates the amount of glucose in our blood. Too much glucose makes it hard for our bodies to provide enough insulin to regulate the amount of glucose that cause hormonal fluctuations which lead to acne. Low-glycemic carbs take longer to digest therefore causing a more gradual rise in blood sugar and insulin production. GI glycemic index
  9. 9. What Can I Do To Prevent Chin Acne? Sugar Essential fats Sugar is high on the glycemic index and causes hormonal fluctuations. It increase IGF-1 which spikes our glucose levels. High IGF-1 levels have been linked to excess sebum production from the sebaceous glands. Essential fats are necessary for preventing overactive oil glands, reducing inflammation, and regulating hormones. Many people do not get the proper amount of essential fats in their diet. Fish oil and Evening Primrose oil are great sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to add to our diet. diet continued
  10. 10. What Can I Do To Treat Chin Acne? synthetic treatments Birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progesterone lower the amount of androgens that are produced by the ovaries in some women. Accutune should only be used for severe acne after all other options have been exhausted. Even though effective, it is liver toxic and has been linked to suicide. Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are topical treatments that help reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. They have a few negative effects in that they cause drying, peeling, and redness.
  11. 11. What Can I Do To Treat Chin Acne? natural treatments Vitamin deficiency can be a reason why chin pimples occur. It has been shown that Vitamin B5 and B3 (Pantothenic Acid and Niacin) can be effective for treating acne. Tea tree oil is a remedy used topically for unclogging oil glands and disinfecting pores to get rid of pimples on the chin. These natural treatments are safer alternatives to harsh topical and oral chemicals.
  12. 12. Melody Gramer Twitter: @melodychristl Google: +MelodyGramer