How to Get Rid of Pimples on Your Chin

Leaning your chin on your hand can contribute to acne breakouts.

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While it's unlikely that anyone is going to focus on your chin pimples, it won't stop you from feeling like your chin has a flashing neon arrow pointing to it. Luckily, it's well within your power to rid yourself of the pimples on your chin and stop worrying about them. In fact, you probably won't have to go any farther than the drugstore to find the solution, according to "Breaking Out: A Woman's Guide to Dealing With Acne."

1.

Wash your hands. Wet your face and wash your face and chin with a mild cleanser applied to your fingertips. Rinse well with water and pat dry with a clean towel.

2.

Apply an over-the-counter acne medication containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to the pimples on your chin to remove excess oil and promote peeling. Read the product instructions for specific application instructions.

3.

Wash and treat your face twice daily. If you sweat, or have to wear sports equipment that touches your skin, wash your face immediately afterward.

4.

Continue treating your chin with a daily application of over-the-counter acne medication, even after you've gotten rid of the pimples, to avoid future breakouts.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Mild cleanser

3.Clean towel

2.Water

4.Over-the-counter acne medication containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Some people have sensitivity to benzoyl peroxide. Start with one application the first day and see how your skin reacts. If it stings, burns or becomes excessively red, stop using it.

Keep your hands away from your chin to avoid irritating the skin and possibly introducing bacteria to the area.

Never use dirty towels; bacteria may be on them. If you don't have a clean towel, pat your skin dry with a paper towel.

Do not rub or scrub your chin, because you will irritate the skin.

Never squeeze or pick at chin pimples. This can cause healing to take longer and you might end up with a scar.

 

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References

 

MayoClinic.com: Acne
American Academy of Dermatology: 7 Acne Skin Care Taboos
"Breaking Out: A Woman's Guide to Coping With Acne at Any Age"; Lydia Preston and Tina Alster; 2004

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