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What Causes Pimples on Your Cheeks? The Complete Guide to Cheek Acne

While pimples on the jaw, back, and chest are common, spots on the cheeks can be particularly unpleasant because they’re extremely visible. If you have this problem, you might feel embarrassed, but there’s no need to worry. Cheek acne is actually very common, and it is preventable! In this article, we’ll look at what causes pimples on your cheeks, how to prevent them from happening in the future, and what treatments are most effective in dealing with them when they appear.

What is Cheek Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives, and cheek acne is just as it sounds: acne that appears on your cheeks. While acne can occur anywhere on your body, it most commonly occurs in and around your hair follicles. Fortunately, cheek acne tends to be more preventable and treatable than other forms of acne, such as those near the jawline. 

What Causes Cheek Acne

One potential cause of pimples on your cheeks is a hormonal reaction. When your hormone levels spike—particularly during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or perimenopause—your body produces an excess of sebum (oil), and pores become clogged more quickly.

The alternative cause is when too much bacteria builds up in your pores, resulting in an infection to the hair follicle, which presents itself in the form that we know as a pimple.

Below we will outline the different most common causes of cheek acne.

Your Phone

As much as we don’t want to believe it, our phones are some of the dirtiest things we own. We take them to the bathroom, hold them in our hands, share them with others, and leave them in our bags or on public tables. And if you are like 99% of cell phone owners, you probably have never washed it. Are you cringing yet? 

Well, for this reason, talking on the phone for prolonged periods can cause cheek acne. This is because the phone transfers the bacteria and grime that it already has on it to your face while you use it. 

Touching Your Face

It may sound counterintuitive, but one of the most common causes of acne is touching your face. If you’re constantly fixing your makeup or picking at an existing pimple, you could be depositing oils and bacteria from your hands onto your face or spreading existing bacteria into new follicles. Consistently touching your face is a sure-fire way to cause a breakout. 

A Dirty Pillowcase

A dirty pillowcase can also cause cheek acne. Your sheets love to harbor bacteria if you go too long without washing them. Every time you use your pillow, it accumulates bacteria from your face and hair, and that same bacteria will grow and transfer to your face, which can cause a cheek pimple. A clean environment is always important when dealing with any skin condition. Although, be wary of how you are washing your sheets; if you have sensitive skin, harsh detergents may cause or worsen your acne symptoms.

Hormones

Hormonal changes brought about by puberty and menstruation are a common cause of pimples and acne. Generally, hormonal acne appears lower on the face, closer to the jawline—although this is not always the case. 

How to Treat Cheek Acne

We understand that cheek acne can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially when you don’t know what the cause is. Fortunately, we have some solutions that can help prevent it from occurring in the first place. 

Implement a Great Skincare Routine

The first step to overcoming breakouts is implementing a routine that works and sticking with it! We know that skincare can be overwhelming, especially when you are on the mission to treat stubborn acne. Truly Clear has a unique, 1-step acne bar that helps treat and prevent blemishes. No need to stock your entire bathroom cabinet with products that don’t work. When it comes to treating acne, often, the more products you use, the worse it can be for the skin.

Use Acne Patches

Acne patches are not only great for treating existing pimples, but they are a great way to keep you from picking at existing ones and making them worse. Simply place them on your pimple before bed and peel them off in the morning to find pus and debris that the patch removed. 

Due to the patch’s subtle, flesh-like appearance, you can wear them during the day too. This is especially helpful if you can’t resist the urge to pick at or pop the pimple. 

Use Speakerphone or Headphones

While it’s a great idea to try and keep your phone cleaner, we acknowledge that this advice is not always practical or easy to implement. For that reason, you can prevent phone-call-induced acne by defaulting to your speakerphone (when you’re alone) or using Bluetooth headphones in the presence of others. This will make it so you don’t have to press the phone to your face physically.

Although, this isn’t always an option, so it’s a good idea to try and keep your phone as clean as possible for those instances. 

Wash Your Pillowcase Often

Wash your pillowcase often with perfume free detergent (at least once a week) to prevent cheek blemishes. If you don’t have time to do laundry that often, have a second pillowcase on hand that you can swap out. 

Wash Your Hands & Avoid Touching Your Face

We recommend that you avoid touching your face altogether if you are committed to eliminating cheek blemishes. But of course, practicing good hygiene can also help reduce the spread of bacteria. Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the restroom or touching public surfaces. 

Talk to Your Doctor

While the above methods are great ways of preventing bacterial acne, if you suffer from severe, cystic acne or hormonal acne, you should consult your physician. They can recommend prescription treatments for more severe cases and prescribe birth control and other treatments for hormonal causes. 

How Truly Clear Can Help

Truly Clear is an innovative acne treatment brand that can help you overcome even the most stubborn acne. Get started with one of our kits to calm and heal your skin and stop your acne once and for all. 

The Best Kept Secret to Clearing Your Acne Fast

Millions of people suffer from chronic acne or simply the occasional blemish. There are a variety of causes that can lead to a dreaded breakout, including changes in hormone levels, stress, poor hygiene, and more. If you’re like most people dealing with acne, you’ve probably tried everything on the market to get rid of them. Unfortunately, many products require multiple steps and are still ineffective; and when one thing doesn’t work, it can be tempting to buy more things to add to your routine. But in many ways, this can cause more irritation and breakouts. 

There’s no need to suffer from acne; it’s time to get your skin cleared up fast. The Truly Clear bar can help clear your acne in a straightforward step, without any messy chemicals, prescription medicine, or complicated procedures. Keep reading to learn how the Truly Clear acne bar can help you conquer your acne once and for all. 

No Need for Expensive Products

We all want clear skin, but that can be hard to achieve. There are tons of expensive acne products out there—and none of them seem to work. The problem is that most people learn (after spending their hard-earned money) that these products don’t work as well as you would expect and can do more harm than good in many cases. 

Get Clearer Skin in One Step 

The Truly Clear bar has proven to be effective on all skin types, and it won’t cause the dryness and irritation associated with acne products. Instead, achieve clearer skin on all body areas in one easy step. 

Truly Clear is a unique FDA registered product that helps clear acne and provides long-term results. The fact that it’s one step with no other products needed makes it even more impressive. Many acne clearing products require many steps, both time-consuming and expensive. Truly Clear bars are excellent at healing blemishes, preventing new ones from forming, and calming inflamed skin.

What Makes Truly Clear Bars Different

Truly Clear is a revolutionary product for acne sufferers. It is simple and easy to use and is an alternative treatment that anyone can use. Made with 98.42% natural ingredients, Truly Clear doesn’t mask your acne, it makes it go away. All you need is a single bar of Truly Clear in place of your current skincare routine, and you will see results quickly. 

Simple process

Say goodbye to drawers filled with acne products. Truly Clear is a one-stop shop for treating and preventing breakouts. Replace your current routine with this one product that is simple, easy to use, nourishing, and effective.

Natural Ingredients

Truly Clear is a high-quality, natural, and plant-based soap. We make it with 98.42% natural ingredients that you can pronounce. Learn more about the natural components used in the bar. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the ingredients in the Truly Clear bar and is highly beneficial for your skin. This ingredient helps loosen up whiteheads, pimples, and blackheads, making them less likely to scar. It also has antibacterial properties that fight off acne-causing bacteria and potential related infections. In addition, coconut oil is easily absorbed into your skin for instant hydration without clogging pores, allowing you to achieve smooth, clear skin in no time.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter not only nourishes the skin but is an effective acne treatment. This ingredient’s benefits can be attributed to a compound called Saponin that exists in shea butter. Saponin acts as an anti-inflammatory, which helps reduce symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the skin surface, making it effective in fighting those stubborn breakouts. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a natural plant that has more to offer than simply treating sunburns. This ingredient in the Truly Clear products offers medicinal properties for skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, and, yes, acne! Aloe Vera has excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties and is also known to promote new cell growth. 

Vitamin E

You know Vitamin E benefits hair and nails, but it can also benefit your skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to cells of your body. This damage can be caused by environmental stresses such as smoke, sun, pollution, or internal sources such as stress, junk food, and a sedentary lifestyle. By neutralizing free radicals, Vitamin E prevents damage before it happens.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates your skin, removing dirt and oil and clearing clogged pores. This removes many of acne’s contributing factors, reducing inflammation, bacteria growth, and oil production.

No Harsh Chemicals

Truly Clear contains no harsh chemicals. Instead, it uses gentle natural ingredients on your skin but can still eliminate acne fast. It doesn’t have any sulfates, parabens, or dyes in its formula, so you know it’s safe for your skin and won’t leave any unwanted side effects behind.

Great for Sensitive Skin

The Truly Clear bar is also excellent for sensitive skin. Many acne face washes are loaded with perfumes and dyes. However, Truly Clear is free of artificial fragrances and dye-free, so it’s non-irritating and won’t cause any additional breakouts. 

No More Acne or Your Money Back

We are so confident that you’ll love the Truly Clear bar that we offer a completely risk-free offer where you can try it out, and if you don’t like it, we will refund your money. No questions asked. 

Treat Face, Back, Chest, and Butt Acne in One-Step

The Truly Clear bar is just what you need if you’re looking for a product that effectively treats acne fast. The best part is that it is one simple step that can eliminate the rest of your cumbersome routine. 

This effective, medicated bar kills most acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and redness, and offers long-lasting protection against future breakouts. Gentle enough for everyday use on your face, back, chest, and butt, it’s simple to use—just swap out your regular soap with the Truly Clear bar! 

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