Decoding Your Acne

Where your acne appears says a lot about the cause behind it

Today, we’re decoding your acne to see why it keeps appearing where it does.


If you keep seeing acne appear in the same places over and over again, it’s worth not just treating the acne, but thinking about what might be causing it.

Let’s have a look at a few common trouble spots for pimples and what you can do to stop them from popping back up.

Chin Acne

Indicates hormonal imbalance.

If you get pimples on your chin, lower cheeks or jawline, this may be due to your body’s reaction to hormonal responses.  Your body’s oil glands can often overreact when this happens and go into overdrive. 

Hormonal imbalances can come from a range of issues, including stress, unhealthy diets or poor sleep.  Sometimes though, they can just happen due to the normal hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycles.  If this is the case, you might want to have a chat with your doctor and discuss whether birth control could help.


Forehead Acne

Can be caused by poor digestive issues and stress.

While hormonal acne we talked about regarding chin acne can apply here, your forehead acne is less likely to be caused by such issues.

The good news here is that controlling the causes behind forehead acne are more within our control. 

It’s a good idea to have a look at your diet and see if there’s anything that might be causing digestive issues.  To flush out toxins and aid digestion, swap caffeinated and overly processed, sugary drinks with water.  Try to get zinc into your diet with foods like fish and nuts.

Cheek Acne

Often linked to your respiratory health and your environment.

If you are frequently walking in cities or driving with your windows open, your skin is exposed to all sorts of urban pollutants.  Installing an air purifier or a few air-purifying plants can help.

Surface bacteria is also a big culprit, so make sure to keep things like phones, makeup tools and pillowcases sanitised. Subi Perfect Pimple Patches can also help to act as a protective barrier to keep bacteria out. 

Where does your acne usually appear? Let us know in the comments!