Recurring Acne: Why You Keep Getting Zits in the Same Place
I used to think nothing was more annoying than acne. And then I experienced recurring acne—aka breakouts that seem to keep popping up in the same. damn. place. Whole new level of WTF annoying. And the reason why it happens is, of course, complicated, because there are so many possible causes for why your zits keep coming back in the same area.
I’d be willing to bet that your T-zone is one of your main areas of concern. Why? Simple: These areas tend to be oilier. As dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, explains it, the oily sebum your skin makes to lubricate itself collects and forms sebaceous filaments, and when mixed with dead skin and dirt, can create clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and even cysts.
Source: Cosmopolitan – Recurring Acne: Why You Keep Getting Zits in the Same Place By, Brooke Shunatona