Updated: Mar 3
Recurring acne, aka breakouts that seem to keep popping up in the same. damn. place. It's a whole new level of WTF annoying. And the reason why it happens is, of course, complicated, because there are so many possible causes for why your pimples keep coming back in the same area.
But that’s not to say there isn’t an answer (or a treatment). So to help us all out, I’ve created a little guide organised by all the different places you might be dealing with recurring zits (chin/jaw, t-zone and forehead). Keep reading to find out the possible causes of your acne, how to treat your existing breakouts, and what you can do to stop them from happening ever again so you can have the clear skin of your dreams.
Recurring Acne On Your Chin and Jaw
If your deep, painful cystic acne tends to return the same time and place each month, your hormones are likely to blame. Hormones cause an increase in oil production and can lead to, you guessed it, acne, which is why it’s often referred to as hormonal acne.
The reason yours might be coming back (and back, and back) is because this cystic type of acne (or blind pimple) is so difficult to treat in the first place since it’s so much deeper than your average pimple. In other words, your topical spot treatments ain’t gonna cut it here.