5 Reasons Why You Have Pimples On Your Chin
Acne and pimples can tell you a lot about your body. For example, chin and jawline acne is usually a result of hormonal issues showing up. Much like most acne problems, hormonal acne is caused by your hormones but is further exacerbated with overactive oil glands on your chin and jawline areas.
It’s also important to note that during certain times on your menstrual cycle, testosterone levels in your body can increase which lead to higher levels of sebum production — causing even more breakouts to occur almost instantaneously.
If this sounds a lot like what you’re going through, don’t panic. Here are some reasons you’re breaking out on your chin and how to prevent it.
To clarify things, stress doesn’t necessarily cause hormonal acne to occur. However, it can exacerbate and cause flare ups to happen. This is because, when you’re stressed, your body stops producing happy and calming hormones like estrogen and instead, increases the amount of stress hormones like cortisol in your body. This shift in hormones can aggravate your current acne condition.
You're not getting enough sleep
Ladies, those sleeping masks you stock up on can only do so much to give you great skin. Sleeping is just one of the most essential things you need for great skin. Here’s why: when you’re sleeping, your body slows down and repairs itself. It releases healthy hormones and regulates the amount of hormones released in your body to ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and healthy.
You eat a lot of dairy
You’ve probably heard about this but dairy is said to be particularly more inflammatory than most as it contains hormones too. So, cutting dairy out of your diet momentarily is worth considering if you’re suffering from raging hormonal acne.
You’re eating the wrong types of food
Certain foods like nuts, vegetable oils and so much more can cause inflammation in the skin.
You expose yourself to UV rays and heat
This one is pretty obvious. Heat causes sweat and oil production to go into over drive, leaving you with clogged pores and raging acne. As for UV rays, they have this terrible habit of aggravating acne and leaving it even more inflamed.
Text: Atika Lim / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / March 2018
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