Pimples are annoying and sometimes embarrassing. They can also be painful, especially on the chin. They tend to grow in the lower layers of the skin, never quite forming a head. There’s a small red blotchy that’s sensitive to touch.
While you know to leave your pimples alone, you want to avoid getting them at all. Is it even possible, even if you have greasy and oily skin? Their great news is that you can certainly reduce some pimples that you get on your chin. Unless there’s an underlying medical reason, you could also get rid of pimples entirely.
It’s all about following the right skin care tips.
Here are 10 that you need to start following today to get rid of those chin pimples.
Wash Your Face Twice a Day
The best way to start preventing acne is by cleaning your face. Doing this twice a day is the best amount. Too much washing and you run the risk of drying your skin out. Not enough and you let the bacteria and dead skin cells accumulate. Both problems will lead to acne in the future!
It will be tempting to use an exfoliating product on your face, but you really don’t need to. In fact, you run the risk of damaging the skin on your face by doing this. The skin on the face is easily broken and ripped. It’s sensitive and thin, especially compared to the rest of your body. When you exfoliate, and rip the skin, you open it up to infection. That allows bacteria to grow and will lead to more pimples.
What you want to use is a soft washcloth. Use some warm water with a mild cleanser. Avoid soap as this will dry out your skin and make it harder to remove the bacteria and dirt build-up throughout the day. You’ll also add chemicals that will inflame your skin. You can use a homemade remedy if you would like to add more nutrients to your skin.
Put the washcloth in the laundry basket after each use. The bacteria and oils from your face will transfer onto the washcloth. You’ll end up transferring them back to your face if you use it again.
This latter part is the area that most people neglect when it comes to washing their face. They reuse the same cloth without realizing that they’re putting bacteria back into the skin!
Make sure you get into the habit of washing your face twice a day. If you want to do it in the shower on a morning, that’s fine. Just create a routine that you can stick to!
Moisturize Your Skin Daily
There are plenty of people with the view that their skin is already oily. Surely moisturizing will make the pimples on the chin worse. Not moisturizing is making your skin more likely to suffer from acne breakouts.
Most cleaning products strip the skin of all its oils. This means the natural oils don’t reach the outer layers of the skin to moisturize naturally. Dry, peeling skin creates layers for the bacteria to form and grow, meaning that you’ll suffer from acne breakouts. If you want to get rid of the risk, you’ll need to prevent the skin from getting too dry.
This means investing in a good moisturizing cream. I say good because it will help to ensure there are no extra chemicals added to your skin. You can use a natural moisturizing cream with coconut oil or olive oil if you’d like, although you will need to control the amount you put in to avoid your skin looking greasy.
Make sure you get cream that is suitable for your skin type. Moisturizers for dry skin will help to encourage more natural oil production, with moisturizers for oily skin doing the opposite. If you have a mixture depending on the part of your face, you’ll need cream for combination skin.
Keep Your Hands Away from Your Face
One of the worst things that you can do is pop your pimples. I know how tempting it is, but it will just make them worse. You do a lot of damage to your skin while spreading the bacteria around. You’re literally creating areas for bacteria to grow further and will find more pimples pop up a few days later.
It doesn’t matter if you see a bright yellow head waiting to go. Your skin doesn’t need you picking our squeezing at it. The same applies to blackheads!
Another issue is touching your face. We all do it and sometimes without realizing. The problem is our hands are covered in bacteria. All we do when we touch our faces is spread that bacteria around. You also run the risk of infection in your skin and overall in your body. You’ll be at a higher risk of the common cold by touching your face!
Be more aware of yourself and what you’re doing. When you catch, yourself touching your face, think about the things you were doing. This will make you more away from the unconscious triggers to help keep your hands away.
Touching your face includes propping your head in your hands when you’re sitting at a desk and having your hands by your head when you sleep. You can’t stop all of it, but you should prevent yourself from touching your face as much as possible.
Exfoliate Your Skin on a Weekly Basis Only
I’ve already said that exfoliating is going to be bad for creating more pimples. However, there are some benefits to exfoliating, even when you do it to your face. The biggest benefit is the removal of dead skin cells. Some can be left behind with daily washing. Exfoliating will get right into the pores and completely remove that build-up of dead cells that create a hiding space for the bacteria.
When exfoliating the skin, use a softer option and keep it to just once a week. This will help to eliminate too many chemicals that will dry out the skin and cause problems.
Instead of an exfoliating cream, you can get a face mask. These will help to work into the pores and fully clean out the impurities. They’re also an excellent way to add more nutrition to your skin to kill the bacteria and fight against the reason for the acne forming in the first place.
Face masks will also create a spa feeling in your home. Your body will be relaxed, and you’ll release fewer stress hormones. Keeping the balance in your hormones will help to keep the balance in your natural oil production, eliminating pimples on the chin.
Stop Using Too Much Makeup
It’s time to ditch the makeup, at least every now and then. The chemicals in your makeup are doing your skin no favors at all. This includes foundation, concealers, blushes, and powders. They will all get into your pores and cause blockages. When you get a blockage in the pores, bacteria will multiply, and you end up with breakouts.
If you are going to wear makeup, consider buying oil-free options. You should also consider natural options that remove the chemicals. Getting theoil and chemical free foundations will help to protect your skin from oil imbalances and breakouts.
Another important thing to remember is to wash the makeup off every night after use. Don’t rely on wipes. While they can take the top layer of makeup off, they won’t get into the pores and remove all the makeup that you applied that morning. They also won’t get into the pores to remove the bacteria growing underneath.
There is nothing wrong with going natural. If you worry about looking pale, consider a tinted moisturizing cream instead. Just make sure you check the labels to find out what is creating the tinted part of the moisturizing cream.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
If you can completely avoid the sun apart from 15 minutes a day to get your vitamin D that would be perfect. Of course, this isn’t realistic. So, what you want to do is avoid the sun as much as possible.
Sure, you need 15 minutes for vitamin D, but you don’t need to lie out in it all day to get a tan! You’re damaging your skin and health by doing this. The UV rays from the sun will increase the amount of inflammation that occurs in the skin. You kill off the skin cells, creating more damage and leaving them to build up throughout the day.
The rays can also cause pigmentation changes, and it won’t all be uniform. You can end up with dark patches on your skin, affecting the look of your skin and pimples that may form. Some medications can cause this problem to magnify!
When you do go out into the sun, stick to hours outside the highest point of the day. That means to avoid it between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Always try to keep yourself covered up when you do go out into the sun (regardless of the time) and make sure you use sunscreen. SPF 30 or higher is recommended to protect the health of your skin.
The type of sunscreen you use will also need to be considered carefully. Look out for non-oily sunscreens to protect your pores and avoid a build-up of bacteria.
Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet
Your diet will affect the release of oils in your skin. While there are many misconceptions about chocolate making your skin oily (it’s not the fat!), there are also some truths behind them.
What scientists know is that food that is high in nutrients will help to balance out the oil production. These foods support the whole system, keeping the stress hormones at bay and boosting the happy hormones. When the hormones are in the balance, the oil production is kept to a healthy and normal level. That means you don’t get a build-up within your pores or you don’t have to add extra moisturizer to your skin.
There is some truth to certain foods making your oily skin worse. It’s not the actual fat content, but the way that the (lack of) nutrients within the food affect your body. When you have high sugar foods, you’re more likely to find your metabolism works differently. Your body starts to store calories, and your hormones end up out of sync.
Following a diet that is full of vitamin A is good for you. This can be the plant form for the sake of your skin. Vitamin A helps to flush out the proteins that cause acne and pimples. Meanwhile vitamins C and E will help to improve the skin cell health and fight off infection. Don’t forget to eat more antioxidants to help fight against damaging skin elements.
Some forms of acne are linked to the diet in other ways. For example, cystic acne has links to too much wheat or dairy consumption, due to the way the body digests them and causes more stress hormones in the body.
Make it A Habit to Flush the Toxins from Your Body
Another thing that you want to do is flush out the toxins from your body, and the best way to do that is by drinking more water. Hydration is important for the skin health, too. Dry skin will be more problematic and can lead to pimple problems.
When you drink plenty of liquids, your skin doesn’t become inflamed. It is nowhere for bacteria to hide or get trapped, meaning that they can’t build and multiple to cause your skin acne problems. Water will also help to keep the kidneys working effectively to get rid of the toxins that can lead to pimples out of your body.
Proper hydration also helps with the regeneration of skin cells. You’ll find that your skin looks and feels healthier and softer and will be a pimple free.
While drinking water, keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Alcohol will dry out the body, so will also dry out the skin. You’ll also need more water to repair the damage that the alcohol is doing. There is also damage to the liver, which leads to other hormonal imbalances.
There is a risk of drinking too much water. It will dilute the body, and that puts you at risk of various health problems. Experts recommend around 8-10 glasses of water a day for optimum health.
Wash Your Hair as Often as You Can
It’s important to find the balance between washing your hair often enough to avoid pimples but not too much that you damage your hair. This isn’t always going to be easy, and it will be something that you’ll have to figure out for yourself. If you have greasy hair, you’ll need to wash it once every two or three days. If you have dry hair, you’ll want to avoid washing it more than once or twice a week.
But how can hair washing prevent pimples on your chin? Well, the hair will touch your skin throughout the day and overnight. That means the oil from the hair will transfer to the skin and into the pores, blocking your pores and causing the pimples.
While washing and managing your hair, watch out for the types of products you use. Your shampoo, conditioner, gel and other products should all be oil-free. You want to avoid adding yet more that could affect the balance of your skin. You’ll also want to cut back on a number of products you use to avoid allowing them to transfer into your skin and blocking your pores.
If you have long hair, keep it tied back as much as possible. This will avoid problems when you go out, and the wind blows the hair in your face. For those who use oil overnight in their hair, make sure it’s wrapped up. This helps to eliminate the transfer of the oils onto the pillows and then onto the skin.
Change Your Bed Sheets Regularly
Your bedding will harbor bacteria and dead skin cells. There is nothing you can do about this. It’s completely natural and nothing to worry about. When you sleep, your skin will shed some of the build-ups. The problem is that it all remains on the bedding and then transfers back onto your face.
If you want to reduce the pimples on your chin, you will need to increase the amount of washing you do. Strip the beds at least once a week and wash everything. Put on fresh sheets and pillow cases.
Don’t forget to use liners for your pillows and mattress. This will help to avoid build-up of the bacteria within the pillows and mattress since you won’t replace them on a weekly basis or be able to wash them as easily!
Take Active Steps to Avoid Pimples on the Chin
You can stop pimples on your chin from forming. While there are some cases where the acne is due to a medical condition, most the time it’s due to poor lifestyle choices or lack of knowledge. We’ve all been there, following incorrect advice when it comes to skin care and acne tips.
Following the tips above will help to avoid bacteria building up in your pores. You’ll be able to get rid of the skin cells while balancing out the hormones. All the main reasons for acne forming will be eliminated, meaning you can be blemish free daily. There’ll be no need to use makeup in the hope of covering up your chin pimples!