There is no single thing that causes chin acne. There are a number of contributing factors, including genetics, hormonal activity and diet. The underlying causes of the problem, however, are primarily bacteria overgrowth and inflammation.
A pimple, cyst or boil is a bacterial infection. The infections actually respond to antibiotics taken orally or antibiotic ointments, which are applied topically.
But, since acne is a condition that usually continues for a number of years, oral antibiotics are not usually recommended. Taking antibiotics on a daily basis for years would wreak havoc on the digestive system and could open the body up to more serious infections, as the body builds up a kind of tolerance to the antibiotics. Stronger and stronger ones would be needed.
Antibacterial ointments can be used on a regular basis, but they can cause skin irritation and their use is generally reserved for the infected pimple. Natural antibacterial compounds can be used on a regular basis, without causing irritation.
If you are looking for a home remedy for acne, look for tea tree or Neem oil. Both are natural anti-bacterial compounds. They have anti-inflammatory activity, too. So, they address both of the underlying causes of pimples or spots.
Doctors commonly prescribe isotretinoin for acne. It is known to reduce or completely resolve the problem within 4-6 months, but it is accompanied by numerous side effects. Some of which can be very serious.
What many people do not realize is that isotretinoin is a synthetic form of vitamin A. Taking beta-carotene supplements or increasing your intake of foods like carrots could have the same benefit and can be used on a long-term basis, without doing any damage to your health.
The form of vitamin A found in animals and fish can be toxic at high doses, which is probably why isotretinoin has such a negative effect on the body and has been known to damage the liver. Beta-carotene is converted within the body to vitamin A on an as-needed basis. It is not possible to get too much beta-carotene in your diet.
Numerous studies have shown that people with acne have low blood levels of vitamin A and vitamin E. Taking a good daily multi-vitamin will correct that and could help prevent future breakouts.
Time may be all that it takes to cure chin acne. While close to 90% of all teenagers have them, most adults are pimple-free. So, try some of the remedies mentioned here and let nature take its course.