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Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:13 AM

i've noticed the past few months or so i've been breaking out a little above my neck, like under my chin. does anyone know what causes these breakouts? i don't remember getting them there before?

im 29 year old female. could it be hormonal? if so, what would people suggest for hormonal acne?
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:05 AM

It could be hormonal, or it could be from your hair, or if you aren't rinsing well under you chin after you wash, or it could be a new product, or it could be from wearing turtle necks in the winter. But I would think it's probably hormonal. But I'm no Doc, so you might ask him smile.gif .

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE (Alona @ Jan 10 2008, 08:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It could be hormonal, or it could be from your hair, or if you aren't rinsing well under you chin after you wash, or it could be a new product, or it could be from wearing turtle necks in the winter. But I would think it's probably hormonal. But I'm no Doc, so you might ask him smile.gif .


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:37 AM

My derm asked if I ever breakout on my neck under my chin and sometimes I do, which he said is hormonal. Also if you are only breaking out on your chin and or around your mouth this is also suppose to be hormonal. I just started breaking out last year at 33 when I had my tubes tied. I had been on the ortho evra patch for years which causes you to not ovulate. As soon as I was "fixed" my skin started looking like crap. I never had breakouts before, just the occasional blemish here and there. Now my hormones are all out of whack. I just went to the derm 12/31 and he put me on minocycline 2x a day a retin-a at night. I will go back to see him in three weeks to see how things are working. He did say that if things don't clear up for me then we'd talk about hormonal treatment, whatever that may be. If someone else out there is doing hormone treatment please let me know!
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:05 AM

I've been using Yasmin BCP.... Also, a combination treatment of glycolic acid and strong salicylic acid.. My chin is finally really clear. Though, I have to stress that from what I've read Yasmin isn't for everyone.
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

Breakouts on my neck are always an allergic reaction to citrus.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:08 PM

Neck breakouts - bleh. They drive me crazy.
For me, I think that they are at least partly hormonal (I've been on loestrin fe 1/20 for 3 years, and it hasn't affected my acne at all) and partly due to irritation. I love scarves and turtlenecks, but I found if I don't wear them often, my neck is much happier.
I think paying attention to diet and a combination of aha's and bha's has helped reduce my neck breakouts.


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:01 AM

QUOTE (2old4zits @ Jan 10 2008, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He did say that if things don't clear up for me then we'd talk about hormonal treatment, whatever that may be. If someone else out there is doing hormone treatment please let me know!


It may mean he'll put you back on birth control pills to regulate your hormones. I'm "fixed" too and may very well opt to do that vs. Accutane, but it's disheartening. I got a tubal so I wouldn't have to be on birth control anymore. Isn't life funny?

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:59 AM

I think is allergic. sick.gif

I got like 3-4 around my ear.. same time.

could be what u eating. not sure...


is rare to get acne on the neck around.
I actually use nothing for it.. just wait till is gone wink.gif doesn't take long.
Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.
Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.
Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:05 AM

I have 3 on my neck at the moment and don't normally get them there.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:25 AM

my neck/under chin is a mess! it was never like this before. Also on my neck is a huge red dry rash!! ARGHHH

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:50 PM

Well, i don't know if this helps but i actually apply toner on my neck too. I noticed that i get A LOT of dirt off my neck when i apply toner to it. Actually i think our necks can be pretty dirty as they do not get the same kind of attention as our face and i think grime and dirt can be a big cause of acne.

Try cleaning your neck regularly. Think it will help. biggrin.gif
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