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What Causes Acne? This Face Map Can Help You Find The Root Cause

Skin care tips: The causes for acne can be various depending on which part of your face the eruptions occur.

What Causes Acne? This Face Map Can Help You Find The Root Cause

Skincare tips: There can be several possible reasons behind acne


  1. Not drinking enough water can lead to skin issues
  2. To fight acne effectively you need to know the root cause
  3. Hormonal imbalance is also one of the common causes of acne

Acne is a common problem faced by most of us. Aside from being painful and leaving marks on the face, acne can also cause low self-confidence and self-esteem. Dermatologist Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta has shared a picture of a face map on her Instagram timeline. The face map explains the various reasons that cause acne depending on the location of the eruption on the face. Dr. Gupta captioned the post, “If you suffer from acne, you know how frustrating it can be. Acne can be difficult to combat at home, so it's always best to see an expert to treat it, but there are a few sure signs that indicate what might be causing your acne.”

Citing a few examples, she said, “Acne along your jawline is often hormone-related, so get a blood test done and see your doc right away. Check out the other spots to watch out for on my face map for acne!”

Skin care tips: Know the causes of acne

1) Acne on forehead or nose: Caused by stress, poor diet, irregular sleep, and improper digestion.

2) Acne around the ear: This is indicative of bacteria build-up, hormonal imbalance, and an allergic reaction to cosmetics and hair care products.

3) Acne on the cheeks: This can be caused by unclean pillow covers, dirty phone screens, and dirty makeup brushes.

4) Hairline acne: Acne in this region usually indicates a reaction to hair care products.

5) Eyebrow area: Acne in this region can be caused by ingrown hair, reaction to eyebrows, or eye makeup. It can also be caused due to low water intake and gallbladder issues.

6) Jawline and chin: An improper diet, as well as hormonal imbalance, are the root cause of acne on the chin and jawline region.

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Improving the diet, drinking plenty of water, and following a healthy sleep cycle can help a person combat acne.

Acne and over-exposure to the sun can often cause a skin condition called hyperpigmentation. Dr. Gupta suggests 4 easy skin care tips to include in your regular skincare routine to help tackle this skin condition. Read all about these 4 effective skin care tips here.

Exfoliation is a good and effective way to get that sought-after glowing skin. Dr. Gupta has the perfect natural scrub mixture you can make at home for soft and supple skin. This DIY coffee scrub is easy to make and will help remove dead skin. Click here to know more about it.

(Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta is a Delhi-based dermatologist)

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