On my chin and jawline along to my ears. Nasty under the skin beasts that take forever to pop. Gross. I've never been spotty ever! I get the odd one occasionally but never like this. The rest of my face is normal. I haven't changed my diet, don't drink much quit smoking 4 months ago. I'm 32. I have a shit skin care routine. As in I shower most days and my face gets washed with whatever is there. I've got 2 toddlers so have an excuse... Sort of.
Any ideas? I'm going to have to cleansetoneandmoisturise aren't I?
Jawline and chin are typical areas caused by hormone changes.
Have you recently started or stopped the pill?
Adult acne is becoming very common. Hormones in foods, stress etc.
Try getting a good routine going, if no improvement after a couple of months I would get to the GP as it may be more than just 'surface muck' iykwim.
I have suffered with acne(mild mosty, just persistent) since been a teen. I recently came off the Dianette, which had kept it at bay, and had a few months of yukky skin. It has settleddown, but in the meantime I saw a Dermatologist, - and I use Differin gel at night which helps the surface cells to slough off quicker, so less blockages. I also take a long term anti biotic. Altered my diet - avoid milk and milk products totally, limited meat, plenty of oily fish and tons of vegetables and water.
Google "perioral dermatitis" - it may be that. I had a similar thing for months and the only thing that shifted it was going to the doctor and getting antibiotics. I could cry when I think of all the months I wasted trying to sort it out myself!
It's your implant, sorry. Implants are progesterone only contraceptives and can cause acne. There a real no-no for any of us acne sufferers but can also cause acne in anybody, acne sufferer or not. Even the Mirena coil, which has a minuscule amount of progesterone can cause acne.
If it's very bad you might have to consider removal.
Snap, yourheadonastick Long term acne sufferer here too, just off Dianette, with differin and long-term antibiotic!
I'm noticing acne on my chin/jaw, which I never had before. I've had a few different pills in the last year (after coming off Dianette I was given Cilest, which was a disaster, and now Marvelon, which IMO is frigging wonderful - I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th month) so hopefully it'll settle down. It does seem to be hormonal as I've never had this particular problem before - it was always forehead/t-zone/bit on the cheeks for me. Also noticing that my skin is much more oily.
I got some dermalogica daily microfoliant in the post this morning. Looking forward to trying it out - will let you know if it helps clear it up.