Beauty Q&A: What Does the Acne on My Chin and Jaw Line Mean?

by Janelle Yau   |  Apr 18, 2017
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These days, why you're getting zits during the most random times isn't a mystery anymore, but for most girls, where they're getting unwanted pimples still is. It's important to know that different zit locations have different meanings, too. So to help us decode your zit map, we asked dermatologist Dr. Rhoda Espino what getting acne on the chin and jawline really mean.

Q: What does the acne on my chin and jaw line mean?

Dr. Rhoda: There are several reasons that can be attributed to getting acne around the chin and jaw area. For starters, hormonal imbalances, where there is an increase in progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol level occur. Of course, too much stress, poor hygiene, constant use of makeup, and poor lymphatic drainage can be the cause, too. When you find yourself in this sticky situation, I'd recommend using an anti-acne face wash and an anti-acne toner afterwards. Also, one common misconception that most girls have is that toothpaste is their best bud during acne season. But in reality, fluoride makes the skin more susceptible to acne. That's why I always advise my patients to wash their jaw and chin after brushing their teeth to wash away any residue.

Dr. Rhoda B Espino graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Medicine and received her training in dermatology in New South Wales Australia for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine followed by Fellowship in Aesthetic Dermatology in the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic and Age Management Medicine and the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists. She is currently a member of the Philippine Society in Anti-Obesity, a board director of PAAMMI, and is the CEO of EliteAsia Aesthetics Center.


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Janelle Yau
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The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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