DERMATOLOGIST’S: Acne has a mind of its own, some may say, because its arrival is never predictable, except of course around the time of your period. Having said that, those with oily and acne-prone skin will agree that they usually get acne on their T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose and chin. The reason being, this area is usually oilier than the rest of the face and we all know acne is the result of a clogged pore. The pores on your skin get clogged with dead skin cells, mixed with excess oil and bacteria. However, there’s another area common for acne to develop — the jawline. This type of acne is known as jawline acne and is more common among women than men.

What are the causes of jawline acne?

The causes of jawline acne can be both hormonal and external. In this article we will take a look at both to determine the exact reason why you may be suffering from acne on your jawline.

1. Hormonal fluctuations

It is mainly caused by excessive androgen production or increased sensitivity to circulating hormones known as cutaneous hyperandrogenism. They are ‘felt more under the skin’ as compared to the skin’s surface. It is not seen usually in physiological acne or prepubertal acne. Excessive weight gain may also lead to dyslipidemias which may cause nodular or jawline acne.


Many women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) often complain of acne which is painful, lumpy and nodular in the chin area when touched. Most of the women also may have hirsutism, thinning of hair, scalp flaking and some other signs of hyperandrogenism.


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