Blackheads and whiteheads, also known as comedowns, lodge themselves mainly on the face, shoulders, back, chest and upper arms. This is the specific part of the body that is troublesome and it is called the "T" zone.
This zone is located on face extending from the top middle part of the forehead and across from left to right in the shape of the crossbar of the "T". The zone continues down past the nose and onto the chin in the shape of the base of a "T".
Reasons for the outbreaks in this area are numerous
Hands are not sterile and are constantly touching the face either with purpose or automatically. People have no idea how many times a day they touch their faces, but once aware of the condition begin to break the habit. Touching or rubbing exacerbates acne on the face and brings more outbreaks. Breaking the habit will reduce the amount of acne and flare-ups.
Stress is a factor in outbreaks and the first place you find a pimple is either on the chin or nose. The "T" zone is most sensitive and the flare-up will spread quickly throughout this area if not kept clean.
The "T" zone is where you will find most of your acne due to the amount of oil and bacteria that collects there. The contour of the face is enabling bacteria and oil to congregate in the crevices and corners around the eyes, lips, chin and corners of the nose.
Almost everyone has more than one skin type in the "T" zone. Everyone's skin is different and in the "T" zone most people have all the skin types somewhere along the entire strip. You will find a combination of oily, dry or normal skin. Controlling acne in the zone may be cumbersome using different methods on various spots, but in order to control outbreaks a routine needs
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