I struggled and still struggle time to time with my chin acne. Some say they don’t notice after the redness subsides but the scars haven’t left (you can see in the photo above). With a lot of research and testing different products, I found a method and routine that helped clear my stubborn chin acne.
Before I get into it, I will give some context to my skin type and diet because that plays a role in how I keep my skin clear in general.
I have combination/oily skin that’s acne prone and really sensitive so the products that I use have to be really sensitive but effective. I’ve also been a vegetarian since I was 10 years old and my diet consists of mainly plant based nutrition because I rarely consume dairy. I also do NOT use foundation, you can read why here.
With that in mind, let’s get into how I cleared my chin acne.
Step 1 : Find out the why
Firstly, I had to figure out the root cause of my chin acne. It’s not simply because of the products I’m using on my face because if it was, the solution would have been easy.
Based on my research, chin acne is a result of hormonal imbalances in the body that creates excessive amounts of testosterone. If it’s something you see consistently while having irregular periods and excessive hair growth, then it may be PCOS, which is polycystic ovary syndrome. This is quite the common case and there is no cure. However, it can be treated on a personal level overtime.
If you don’t think you have PCOS, it’s probably just a result of stress, genetics, or poor diet. All these things are crucial in regulating because your health comes first and foremost, which includes both physically and mentally.
If that is the case for you, then I may be of help.
Step 2 : Diet changes
For me, I am a vegetarian and I have all the nutrients I need. However, sometimes, living in NYC can be a strain on how well I can eat because it does get expensive while being time extensive if I had to cook. That can affect my diet greatly because that 1$ pizza for lunch is not going to help my chin acne.
Therefore, I moved into a product called KOS Organic Plant Based Protein Powder. This is a vegan plant based protein that has 20g of protein per serving. It has all the vitamins I need in a day from vitamin A-K. It actually tastes like vanilla ice cream and I find myself enjoying it the most blending it with Oat Milk.
How is this helping? Well, it’s basically a meal replacement for me. I can just quickly whip up this protein drink and I won’t worry about getting the right nutrients. I’ll still eat food but this is a great start to a morning, especially those who don’t really have the time to make a nice breakfast.
KOS has also been great for me in terms of losing weight. I don’t have weird cravings throughout the day and I stick with healthier choices while consuming less. It’s a great way to make sure your hormones won’t go wild.
The second product that I also use is the Organic Wheatgrass powder drink which detoxifies my body of any toxins that were secreted when I was stressing or eating unhealthily. This will help with cleaning out your gut and you’ll feel less bloated.
With these two incorporated into your routine, you’ll find that your chin acne slowly subsides. If not, it may be the next thing I’m going to talk about.
Step 3 : Stress Regulation
Often times, stress brings out the worst in us. Our body knows it too. The more you stress, the more likely your body will react or become sensitive to negative energy. It sounds kind of coo coo lol but your body is made out of cells that have neurotransmitters. It starts to shoot crazy transmitters if the stress you’re feeling is so extensive that it triggers that flight or fight in your body.
Stress also makes it difficult to take care of yourself, which includes your diet and lifestyle. Both which plays a role in why chin acne may be forming on your face.
It’s important to take the time to relax. What I do is I meditate if I feel my a little anxious from all the things I have to do. It allows me to tackle things slowly but surely.
I also give myself ME time regularly. It’s kind of like taking yourself on a date. It can be outside at your favorite coffee shop or it can be just be a spa day at home. I’ll do a face mask, blast some music on, and call it a day.
What you can also do is to take stress supplements. I take this thing called Zen by Wellpath from time to time to make sure my stress doesn’t take over. I’m not sure if it’s placebo or if it’s legitimate, but it worked for me! The results come 2-3 days after, you’ll feel generally more calm than normal which honestly was surprising for me.
Now, the last thing is well connected with everything else and that is…
Step 4 : Exercising
This is important because exercising releases endorphins in your body. It makes you secrete happiness basically lol. This is good to regulate your stress hormones and control the poor diet cravings.
It’s a great step to take and make sure that it is consistent. Avoid stopping and continuing workouts. Do a little 10 minute workout a day everyday and you will see results.
Step 5 : Beauty Routine
This definitely plays a roles as well if you’re using the wrong products for your face. I find that my skin did a lot better when I started wearing sunscreen and used the skincare set by Then I Met You (recommended by Michelle Phan, one of the pioneer beauty YouTubers). My skin also improved drastically as well after I gave up foundation as makeup. All I use is concealers and pencil in my brow, you can read about it here.
The sunscreen I use it Elta MD Broad Spectrum SPF 46 which is SO great for my acne prone skin. I definitely recommend this for anyone with my skin type. If you don’t have chronic chin acne, this is still an important step to take to prevent anti-aging.
If you would like to, definitely give it a shot. I will update you all with my new skincare routine soon! Be on the lookout for that! 🙂
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