Why do I have acne on my chin?

Acne sometimes appears on certain areas of the face! Far from being the prerogative of teenage skin, pimples frequently appear in adulthood, particularly in women. Although they can invade the cheeks or the whole face, their preferred location is often the chin and jawline. Where does this acne on the lower face come from and how can it be stopped? We tell you everything in this article.

What causes pimples on the chin?

There are several factors that can explain the appearance of acne on the lower face in adulthood:

  • The hormonal factor: blemishes can occur at certain times of the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, at the menopause, or if your contraceptive method does not suit you.
  • Oily or combination skin (i.e. shiny skin on the T-zone: nose/forehead/chin) and poorly maintained, or with unsuitable products is an ideal breeding ground for pimples and blackheads.
  • A period of stress, worry, an unbalanced lifestyle, and skin problems appear without delay in this area. Recently, the wearing of masks has also become compulsory, which encourages the proliferation of bacteria - this is known as Maskne
  • Finally, some medications can cause cysts, lesions and papules on the lower face and jawbone.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle to fight acne

To get rid of acne on the chin, you may need to rethink your daily routine.

And this starts with your diet: avoid as much as possible refined sugars, fatty foods such as cold cuts, and ready-made meals that are often too rich in fat and salt, in favour of healthier food, full of vitamins, minerals and Omega 3. Certain fruits and vegetables are particularly indicated to fight against pimples. Green vegetables, for example, are rich in antioxidants and zinc, which promote beautiful skin.

Also limit your alcohol intake, which encourages acne-prone skin, and drink plenty of water to drain waste products.

If you use make-up to conceal these small skin defects, choose light formulas that do not block the pores, otherwise you will enter a vicious circle. And in the evening, clean your skin very carefully to remove any remaining powder, concealer or foundation and let it breathe.

Tempting as it may be, don't fiddle with your pimples and put your hands on your face regularly - you'll only make the problem worse and reignite the inflammation. It's best to be patient and rely on your facials to clear up your skin. The Northern Light range is the perfect ally to get your skin clear and even!

While its anti-inflammatory virtues have long been known in its synthetic version, the Polaar teams have developed the first plant-based salicylic acid, extracted from a small North American berry. Better tolerated and gentler, it is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive who have long since given up scrubs. Its keratolitic action gently exfoliates the epidermis, without damaging it, and resurfaces the face to improve skin texture.

To boost the radiance of your skin, we have combined it with a magical active ingredient,Siberian Olive. Its fruit contains more than 108 bio-active elements, and is notably bursting with vitamin A, C and E. It even contains 30 times more vitamin C than an orange! For the record, its particularities are so exceptional that the secret services of the former USSR had classified it as a defence secret.

To protect the skin and prevent pollution particles from accumulating and clogging the pores, we have also incorporated an anti-pollution active ingredient, which acts as an invisible barrier to keep impurities at bay.

How to treat acne on the chin?

If you have acne on your lower face, you need creams that cleanse the skin and help it to renew itself gently, day after day.

One active ingredient is particularly interesting for this:salicylic acid, one of the key ingredients in our ECLAT BOREAL range. 

Your new beauty routine begins with cleansing your face, an essential step in ridding it of impurities and sebum, with the NORTHERN LIGHT Micro-Peeling Foam NORTHERN LIGHT. Its melting texture envelops you in softness and frees the pores, your skin is perfectly clean and ready for its moisturising treatment!

Then apply the Fluide NORTHERN LIGHT: a very light gel-cream that moisturises without weighing down the skin and without exacerbating sebum production. It matifies skin that tends to shine and refines the skin texture day after day for a perfect complexion.

A natural routine to adopt now to treat skin problems gently and make acne on the chin a thing of the past!

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