The Surprising Place You Could Get Acne This Winter

Just when you think you’ve mastered your skin-care routine (you apply leave-on hydroxy acids; you even remember to wear sunscreen on your décolleté), there’s a major area you might be forgetting to clean—and winter is a prime time for it to sprout acne.

We’re talking about the area under your chin. This hidden spot is especially prone to breakouts because of all those super-cute chunky sweaters, turtlenecks and scarves you’re wearing, mixed with stress sweat. (A lot of us also simply neglect to cleanse below the jawline.)

While some breakouts are unavoidable (oh, how we loathe that “special” time of the month), there are a few things you can do to easily prevent these winter-specific blemishes. First make sure to rid all traces of makeup before cleansing. For an organic remover that dissolves the most stubborn foundation you blended into your neck, try Plant Apothecary RESET Organic Makeup Remover.

As for the cleansers: We like Skin Laundry's acne face wash and Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash (its salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are the ultimate dream team), not to mention Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment when a rogue pimple breaks through.

Bottom line: With a little extra care (and again, remembering to just clean a little farther down), your winter skin can live its best life.

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