I think my actions to prevent acne, are actually the causes of it. What I mean is, I only have acne on my chin and it’s severe. My chin is also the only place I wash over the years. I NEVER wash my entire face only my chin, and I only get acne on my chin. My chin is excessively oily, which I contribute to all the washing and treatments. No where else on my face is oily. A while back I started washing my nose (blackheads) and I started breaking out on my nose, so I quit and no more breakouts on my nose.
Also I started growing a little goatee on my chin to hide my acne. I also quit paying so much attention to the area under my goatee and those areas don’t breakout nearly as much as the area above my goatee and below the corners of my mouth. I would say 80% of my chin acne is in the area I still frequently wash, while it’s only about 25% of the area of my chin.
To me this seems like my frequent washing/mousturizing is what’s causing my acne. Is it likely to be that or just the areas where I do breakout are common places for people to get acne, no matter if I wash or not?
Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences with this situation?