There are numerous reasons why people get acne and breakouts. For an effective treatment, it is important to know exactly what type of breakouts you’re suffering from and where on your body you’re breaking out.
For instance, getting acne on the nose, cheeks, back, forehead and back could all indicate different health problems. From serious conditions like PCOS to minor problems like dry skin, your particular type of acne can certainly point to various health issues you might be suffering from. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the underlying issues behind the most common types of acne.
1. Back Acne: Buildup of Dead Skin Cells & Excess Sebum Production
Body and facial acne have certain similarities, and overactive sebum or oil glands, P acnes bacteria, and dead skin cells are the most common reasons behind them.
However, back acne, in particular, usually indicates oily skin or skin that is too dry. In case of excessively dry skin, your body will try to compensate by producing too much oil and that can clog your pores and cause breakouts.
However, if your skin is too oily, then breakouts on your body are almost a certainty. So, make sure that your skin is not too oily or too dry by choosing effective cleansing products. High-quality products like Zali’s cleansers and toners slough off dead skin and other impurities without robbing the skin of its essential oils.
2. Acne on the Jawline or Chin: Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal acne is especially prevalent among women. This acne usually occurs on the jawline and chin areas of the face. So, if you have more pimples along your chin or jawline than other areas of your face or body, you might have breakouts due to hormonal imbalance. This kind of acne occurs due to an imbalance in progesterone and estrogen hormones. These hormones often fluctuate a lot during the menstrual cycle.
3. Cystic Acne: Hormonal Imbalance and Oily/Greasy Diet
Cystic acne is quite severe and occurs mainly due to blocked pores. When the pores become clogged, they become a breeding ground for dirt and bacteria. If left unchecked, it could lead to inflammation and infection.
If you have cystic acne, it could mean several things. In women, the most common cause of cystic acne is PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. In some people, it can happen due to their eating habits. For instance, many people get lasting relief from cystic acne by excluding dairy products from their diet. The best way to treat your cystic acne is to know the reason behind it such as caffeine, sugar, or lack of sleep, and get rid of the real culprit.
4. Blackheads on Cheeks: Sun Damage, Smoking, and Excess Oil Production
Some of the major causes of Blackheads on cheeks are sun damage, smoking, and excess oil production in the skin. Also known as comedones, these blackheads are the result of blocked pores due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria.
5. Whiteheads: Genetic Issues
Whiteheads are formed when pores become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil. This type of acne is particularly frustrating because whiteheads are more visible than other types of acne. Genetics are also responsible for having whiteheads and some other forms of acne.
6. Acne-Prone T-Zone: Digestive Issues
Believe it or not – your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) says a lot about your health. According to healthcare experts, if you have an oily or acne-prone T-zone, there might be something wrong with your digestive system.
We hope that this brief guide on the different types of acne on various parts of your body can help you address the root cause for long-lasting relief. If you want to get rid of acne safely and effectively, be sure to check our range of skincare products here.