Spotty chin meaning: Why YOU keep getting a spots on your chin

Face mapping refers to the process of identifying the cause of spots based on their location on the face. A common place to regularly break out in the chin and jawline, but what causes this? chatted to World-leading Aesthetic Doctor and Global Lecturer in beauty and wellbeing, Dr Jonquille Chantrey (@drjonquillechantrey on Instagram) to find out why YOU keep getting a spotty chin.

While most people believe that a spotty chin is untreatable and linked to hormones, this may not be true.

Dr Chantrey said: “There is little scientific evidence to support definitive causes to specific distributions of acne.

“Common causes which can occur in any region include hormonal imbalance, genetic factors, dietary influences, poor gut function, stress and inappropriate topical skincare.

“Often there is a combination of a number of these factors and this is why I strongly encourage the advice of a medical skin care professional who can take into account all of these elements to guide the patient.”

But what does it mean when you only seem to get blemishes on the lower third of your face, the chin and the jawline?

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If none of the above has eliminated chin acne, Dr Chantrey would advise cutting down on dairy and sugar in your diet and trying a special skincare routine.

She explained: “Depending upon the severity and cause of the acne, a regimen that treats and protects the skin should include: cleanser, toner, exfoliation, antioxidant serum, sunscreen and a vitamin A derivative such as retinol or retinoic acid.

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“The correct skincare protocol can significantly improve the patient’s skin and maintain it at a more stable state, even when destabilising factors increase such as hormonal changes, stress and poor diet.

“In combination with an individualised skincare protocol, you could also try treatments that use the Theraclear machine, which combines a specific type of light to reduce the bacteria and vacuum to rapidly remove acne breakouts and can be used on the face and body.

“I’ve found this the fastest and most reliable method for my patients as well as controlling and preventing further recurrence when a course is followed.”



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