Chin is one of the areas of the skin that seems to be highly susceptible for developing acne. The sensitive skin and the exposure to various pollutants and triggers could be some of the reasons. Chin acne can be painful, sometimes even more than the acne on any other area on your face. So how do we fight the stubborn pimples, zits and acne on the chin effectively?
We have some amazing cures that can speed up the process of the death of pimples on your chin and prevent any more chin acne from being caused. They should work just about right if you use them regularly. Give them a try before you try out any chemical treatments.
What Causes Chin Acne Usually?
Before treating the chin acne, it is important that you identify what is causing it in the first place so that the trigger can be found out. These are the possible causes that could be leading to the formation of the pimples on your chin.
Smoking : It has been found out in some studies that a very good chance for the cause of chin acne could be smoking heavily. The chemicals or the smoke could be triggering it.
Foods with oil : An oily diet could be the reason for your acne. Although acne anywhere on your skin is attributed to oily foods, since the intake is done through your mouth it is likely that some of the oil is left out on the chin when you eat, especially if you don’t wash your mouth after you eat.
Use of make up : Some make up products and cosmetics can be triggering your chin acne as these chemicals might be particularly harmful to your skin. Stopping the usage of these (atleast until the acne subsides) is a good idea.
Hygiene : Some practices such as not washing your face enough, using towels and clothes inflicted with microbes and using swimming pools and things like that can be triggers for causing chin acne at times.
Hormones : Hormonal changes in the body, especially of women can be the reason for chin acne many a times. This is probably why we see a lot of acne breakouts especially around the chin area during pregnancy or menstrual cycle changes.
10 DIY Natural Remedies for Chin Acne
Lemon juice is a highly popular acne remedy that is very simple to use and effective too. It might sting a little bit on your chin when you apply it first but the pain goes down eventually and healing takes place. Lemon juice acts an anti-oxidant and that is one of the main means for it to fight pimples.
It can remove the dead cells, sebum and other debris inside the pimples. It also kills the bacteria responsible for acne. Here’s a simple way to use lemon for acne on your chin.
Step 1: Take a fresh lemon and cut it into half.
Step 2: Apply the juicy end of one of these halves on your chin by rubbing it gently over the skin for about 15 minutes.
Step 3: Leave it on for about half an hour before you rinse it off.
Honey is an anti-acne remedy that can work well for people with dry skin as it tends to keep the skin hydrated while also healing it from acne. It can fight the microbes as well as absorb excess sebum that causes acne. Using it can be simple too and can be done in the following simple steps.
Step 1: Take some into a bowl and dilute it if you’d like to.
Step 2: Using your finger or a cotton swab rub it over the pimples on your chin.
Step 3: Let it stay on for about half an hour and then rinse it off with warm water.
Tea Tree Oil Rub
Tea tree oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils for acne for its many benefits. It is anti-microbial, it can absorb oil and sebum and rid the skin of the scars that are left behind from the acne. It is however to be noted that this is a strong remedy and can dry up your skin sometimes.
If your skin is sensitive, it could even cause a burning sensation because of which we use it in diluted form at times. Here’s how to use it raw and undiluted to heal your chin acne.
Step 1: Take a few drops of tea tree oil into a container.
Step 2: With a cotton swab, dab some of it over the acne on your chin.
Step 3: Leave it on for about 15 minutes or half an hour based on how your skin is coping.
Step 4: Rinse it off with warm water.
Tooth paste remedy
Toothpaste is a remedial hack that we use for acne quite often. It works well because of the chemicals like Triclosan, silicone and bleaching agents that can heal pimples effectively and very quickly. However, we should be careful while using toothpaste as it tends to dry up and not all skins can cope with it. Here’s how you use this simple hack for fighting chin acne.
Step 1: Take some toothpaste into a container.
Step 2: Add an essential oil if you’d like and mix with your finger (which has been washed and sanitized properly).
Step 3: With your finger, apply it over the pimples on your chin.
Step 4: Leave it on for about half an hour (or less) and wash it off with warm water.
Step 5: You can use a face wash post this for cleaning it off your chin completely.
Apple cider vinegar
Yet another kitchen ingredient that works wonders in healing acne effectively is apple cider vinegar. It is beneficial to healing pimples on chin in many ways – it can kill the bacteria around the chin area, it can absorb the oil and the dirt that is causing the acne in the first place and get rid of acne scars too. We use this remedy in the following simple steps.
Step 1: Take some apple cider vinegar into a container.
Step 2: Using a cotton swab, rub it gently over the pimples on your chin.
Step 3: Leave it on for about half an hour.
Step 4: Wash it off with warm water.
Steam + Brown Sugar Scrub
Steaming your face often has got numerous benefits, one of them being its efficacy in getting rid of pimples. This can work on pimples anywhere on your skin especially on the chin area as it is on the lower end of your face and can absorb a whole lot of steam.
If the acne is painful, it might be wise to use water which isn’t way too hot and use a lot of breaks while you steam. Using a scrub like the brown sugar scrub soon after you steam can add to the process. Here’s how it is done.
Step 1: Fill a large container with water and heat it to the point where steam starts to emit.
Step 2: With a towel, cover you head and inhale the steam with the chin being exposed to the steam for the most part.
Step 3: After you have done this for about 20 minutes with breaks, wipe your face clean of all the water.
Step 4: Using brown sugar, scrub your chin area for about 10 minutes thoroughly and then wash it off with warm water.
Step 5: After the whole process is done, wash your face with a natural face wash and wipe it clean.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil, a herb that is often times used in cooking can also act as a wonderful anti-acne agent for its many benefits. Being mild in nature, it can be especially good in healing chin acne. It can soothe the inflammation, redness, the soreness and absorb the excess oil in the pimples healing them completely over time. Here’s how you use this anti-acne remedy.
Step 1: Take a few drops of basil oil into a container.
Step 2: Using a cotton swab rub it over your chin and massage gently for a while.
Step 3: Leave it on for about half an hour and then wash it off with warm water or a face wash.
Aloe vera is one of the natural remedies for acne that has been sworn by people from ages now. It hydrates the skin, absorbs the oil and heals the inflammation all while keeping the skin cool and hence is perfect for chin acne. We show you how you can use this simple remedy for fighting pimples on your lips.
Step 1: Take some aloe vera gel and a half cut aloe vera stem.
Step 2: Rub this over your chin acne gently.
Step 3: Leave it on for about half an hour and wash it off and that is all it takes!
Green tea bags
Green tea can be greatly healing for acne anywhere on the skin. It is an anti-oxidant which is one of the primary reasons that it is so effective against pimples. It kills the bacteria, the dead cells and heals the inflammation and the itching at the acne afflicted skin. We show you how you can use green tea bags on the skin at your chin.
Step 1: Soak the green tea bags in hot water for about 5 minutes so that not all of the essence is lost and yet, they are wet.
Step 2: When these bags cool down, place them over your chin and leave them on for about 15 minutes.
Step 3: Do this two to three times every day for good results against your chin acne.
Baking soda mask
A baking soda mask that covers the chin area (Along with the rest of the face if you’d like) can be a great way to fight chin acne. Baking soda absorbs the sebum in the pimples quickly and can bring about healing by killing the bacteria as well. You can make the mask and use it in the following simple steps.
Step 1: Take some baking soda into a container.
Step 2: Add water to it slowly by stirring so that there are no lumps formed.
Step 3: Apply this paste over your chin area and leave it on for about a 15 minutes until it dries up.
Step 4: Wash it off with warm water and use a face wash to clean your face up once you are done.
Additional tips for clearing out chin acne
In addition to following remedies regularly, it is necessary for you to follow some practices for keeping your chin acne in control and these are some of those practices that we could come up with.
- Wash your face often. Especially after you have used make up or after you eat and other such things. Use a natural simple face wash that isn’t harsh on your skin.
- Use creams to keep your skin safe and moisturized all the time and yet not harmful creams.
- Don’t be harsh on your skin while you are cleaning it – rubbing it harshly or using powerful scrubs can sometimes lead to chin acne as well.
- Use clothes that are comfortable for your skin. Take good care that the towels that you use are especially clean and sanitized.
- Try to control the oil intake through your foods as it could adversely affect the oil balance of your skin and cause acne breakouts.
- Smoking too much can be harmful for your skin as well and can lead to acne, so if you find out that it is this which is leading to your acne, curb the habit.
With regular and religious remedial practices, it is quite easy to fight the pimples on your chin. Do try out these simple natural remedies for chin acne and let us know of your inputs and suggestions!