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Why do you keep getting Acne in the same spot?

Why do you keep getting Acne in the same spot?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects both teenagers and adults. Acne develops when the skin pores become clogged by excess sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt. While this is the primary cause of acne, other factors could trigger acne. Acne may continue to occur on the same spots, this is mostly an indication of a triggering factor. These triggers can be detected using a face map. Face maps are scientifically backed and accurate according to research.

In this article, I’ll be sharing reasons why you keep getting acne in these major parts of the face: Hairline, cheeks, jawline, and T-zone (Forehead and nose).

Acne on the hairline


This type of acne is also called ‘pomade acne’. Hair products are made with thick mineral oil ingredients that are used to seal in oil or moisture in the hair follicles. They prevent the hair and scalp from getting dry. This blockage is what causes acne on the hairline. Hairline acne can be prevented by using products that do not contain ingredients that can clog the pores and lead to acne. While using hair products such as hair sprays, avoid getting the product on your face. 

Acne on the cheek

The cheek comes in contact with things like phones and pillows. It easy to get bacteria from these surfaces transferred to the face resulting in acne. Recurring acne on the cheek is usually caused by the transfer of bacteria from dirty surfaces such as the phone or a dirty pillowcase. Changing pillowcases and disinfecting the phone frequently can prevent acne-causing bacteria from transferring on to the skin. To minimize acne or breakouts, clean your phones, change pillowcases at least twice a week, and avoid taking your phone into dirty places like the bathroom.

Acne on the jawline

Recurring acne on the jawline is often associated with the body hormones, hence called hormonal acne. They develop when there’s a fluctuation in the hormones in the body. Over secretion of androgen hormones results in overstimulation of oil/sebum that eventually clogs the pores. A hormonal imbalance typically occurs during a menstrual period. However, the cause can also be linked to one’s diet. Diet high in carbs or dairy with added hormones may increase the level of hormones in the body. While there isn’t much that can be done about hormonal acne, addressing the internal cause can help to reduce acne or breakouts. Cut down on carbs, dairy, and consume less sugar. If your acne persists or becomes worse visit a dermatologist. 

Acne on the T-zone (forehead and nose) 


According to research stress is one of the main causes of acne on the forehead. Although no evidence shows that stress can lead to the overproduction of oil that can clog the pores, but stress can make acne worse. Many research has also shown that those with poor sleeping habits develop acne on the forehead or T-zone. 


Practice healthy sleeping habits and meditation to relieve stress and minimize acne or breakouts. Exercising is also a great way to relieve stress and keep the body healthy.

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