Pimples, zits, acne… whatever you call it, it can pop up anywhere. Sometimes it comes up in the strangest places and you just want it gone fast.
Here are some ways to treat acne based on where it popped up.
You can get any type of acne on your forehead and it is mostly caused by clogged pores. You may feel the need to scrub the area to open your pores, but this will only exacerbate the problem. Use a gentle cleanser instead with retinoids. Continue to use even after the acne clears to keep your face clear.
Your nose can contain the most oil glands on your face, which is why you might get acne here often and it can be hard to get rid of. If you don’t have super sensitive skin, use retinoids twice a day on your nose. Preferably you’ll want to use when you cleanse in the morning and the evening before bed. Ask your doctor for a prescription method to use when you get flare-ups on your nose.
If you get a lot of blackheads that can be hard to get rid of, you may want to get a facial about once a month and have them help to open your pores and clear out the blackheads.
Most acne on your chin is hormonal and genetic, so you might get pimples here if your mom did or you might get them when you’re on your period. Also make sure you’re not leaning your hands on your chin when listening to someone speak because dirt and oil on your hands can create acne on your chin. Use retinoids and gentle cleansers to get rid of these zits.
Cheek acne can be treated like forehead acne, with retinoids and cleansing. It is more common for men to get cheek zits because of hair growth and hair follicles getting clogged.
You may not get acne on your ears very often, but when you do it can be painful. Retinoids clear up this issue fast and just be sure not to pick at the zit, which can make it worse.
Back & Chest
If you commonly get a lot of acne spreading across your back and chest, you may want to ask your doctor for a prescription antibiotic to stop the problem. If you don’t want to do that, you can buy a body wash that is specifically designed to treat and prevent acne on your body. To prevent this issue, make sure to shower thoroughly right after you sweat a lot.
Red bumps on your butt may not be acne after all. It could be keratosis pilaris, which can be treated with medicated scrubs and lotions. However, there isn’t a cure and it may never completely go away.
Do you regularly get acne? Where and how do you treat it effectively? Share with us!