At some point in your life, you probably have had to deal with pimples and breakouts. (If you didn’t, lucky you!) But did you know some breakouts are more likely to occur on certain parts of your face? From whiteheads to inflamed pimples, here’s a quick guide on what you’re most likely to get on various areas of your face and why. However, if your breakouts persist, it’s best to seek the help of a dermatologist.
Type of blemish: Clogged pores and pimples. In this case, pores get blocked, trapping oil under the surface. When these clogged pores get inflamed, they turn into pimples that are red and sensitive to the touch.
What’s causing them: Styling products mixed with sweat could be the culprit. Your breakouts could also be the result of digestive issues and a congested liver.
Type of blemish: Blackheads, which are clogged hair follicles that look like tiny dark spots.
What’s causing them: Excessive oil in this area (and the area on the cheeks closest to the nose) combined with dead skin can block pores causing blackheads. Another reason could be using a skincare product that’s not suited to your skin type, clogging your pores.
Type of blemish: Whiteheads and pustules. Whiteheads are clogged pores covered with a layer of skin and hence have no opening. When these whiteheads get inflamed and pus-filled—looking a bit white and yellow—they’re known as pustules.
What’s causing them: Bacteria and germs from your phone could be causing these breakouts. Living in heavily polluted-areas could be another reason.
Jawline and Chin
Type of blemish: Cystic breakouts. These are generally hard and painful and sit under the surface of the skin.
What’s causing them: Hormones are a big reason you get these breakouts, but an excess of dairy can also be to blame.