Chin Acne : How do you get rid of it ?

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Chin acne is one of those things that we all hope we don’t get. But you cannot always run away from the things you don’t like! They have a way of following you around. If you have found yourself with chin acne, we’ve got you!

Find out how to zap away your chin acne with us today!

Now we know what acne is… don’t we?

Acne is like an umbrella term that is used when there is a breakout on the skin, not just in the form of pimples, but also blackheads, whiteheads all together in a particular area. It is also a chronic condition which means it’s persistent and lasts for a long time. If it gets severe, it will require attention from a dermatologist.

There are also different kinds of acne, namely: Acne Vulgaris, Acne Fulminans, Acne Mechanica.

But, what is chin acne?

Acne can appear anywhere on your skin. Although some people might have one particular spot where it appears in excess, it could affect any part of your skin. One particular place is the chin area and the rest of the T-zone.

What causes chin acne?

There can be a lot of reasons for such an acne breakout.

  • This area can be prone to acne because most of us don’t even touch this area when we wash our face. This means that there’s probably going to be a lot of dirt, oil, and sebum that’s going to remain and clog up your pores.
  • Not keeping your skin fresh and healthy throughout the day could increase it.
  • The actual reason behind chin acne can be hormonal.
  • Stress can cause acne in odd places like the skin. Stress and pollution are two factors that tend to worsen every situation. They can make your chin acne worse and difficult to get rid of.
  • Medication for depression or contraceptives can also cause acne breakouts quite frequently.
  • For chin acne, or any other acne actually, it’s essential to keep your pillow covers, towels and sheets clean. The residue of dirt and oil can affect your skin and aggravate your chin acne more.

Chin acne and your hormones

Most women have a lot of acne breakouts when they are near the date for their monthly periods, when they are pregnant or commonly when they are going through hormonal changes.

The same goes for people with thyroid problems. They usually have hormonal imbalances that often result in acne breakouts.

How to get rid of chin acne at home?

Aloe Vera:

This is the number one go-to for all kinds of skin issues, including chin acne. It has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties that help you get rid of the acne without bursting it and making it worse.

Tea Tree Oil:

This is used because of its anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing inflammation and redness. 

Benzoyl Peroxide:

This is one medication that you can use on all types of acne to help get rid of it. It helps in getting rid of the acne-causing bacteria and thus chin acne as well. Ensure to check with your dermatologist on how you can incorporate this ingredient in your daily skincare.

Face Wash:

You have to make sure you wash your face twice a day and keep it clean, don’t overdo this by using harsh soaps on your face. Twice is enough.

Preventing Chin Acne

  • Keep your hands away from your face at all times.
  • Try to stay away from helmets that have a tight grasp around your chin; this could increase the chances of chin acne.
  • Don’t pop your pimples. It increases inflammation.
  • If you have dandruff, keep your hair tied up and change your pillow cover from time to time.
  • Use non-comedogenic products, and stay away from oily products like cocoa butter and so on.
  • Be careful while using a razor around your chin area. You don’t want to burst a pimple while doing this and spread infection.
  • Other than the things mentioned above, it’s also good to keep a healthy diet and avoid oily foods and anything else that would increase the sebum production in your skin.
  • Make sure you drink enough water and eat fruits that contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E; these are natural nutrients that can nourish your skin.

When to see a doctor

When it comes to treating acne, a dermatologist is your safest option. They can provide you with multiple treatment options depending on the severity of your acne. Always choose a dermatologist over home remedies as they can cause reactions that you might not expect.

The silver lining

While you might dread chin acne, you can do a lot to prevent getting it in the first place! Just take good care of your skin and love yourself!


The natural remedies mentioned in the blog are the widely popular ones. It is in no way a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Avoid using these if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. 

Before trying any natural remedy, always test a small quantity on your skin to check for any adverse reactions or allergies to any particular ingredient. In case of emergency or any reaction, immediately connect with a doctor who can offer the proper treatment.


1. What foods cause breakouts on your chin?

Foods like dairy products, fast food, sugary food, and things you may be allergic to can all cause breakouts on your chin.

2. Can drinking water help acne?

Drinking enough water can help hydrate your skin and promote healthy skin.

3. How do I unclog my chin pores?

You can use methods such as steaming and exfoliation to cleanse your pores.

4. What does a clogged pore look like? 

A clogged pore can seem bumpy, red, inflamed or dark if it is a blackhead.

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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.