It’s easy to spot a breakout, but it’s harder to identify exactly why that certain area is acting up. We sat down with our founder, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, to clear things up and find out why we breakout in one specific area — between our brows!
Why do we breakout between the brows?
According to Dr. Lee, the medical term for that region of the face is the glabellar area and it’s common for people to break out there because it is part of the “T zone,” the area that has the highest concentration of sebaceous glands and produces the most sebum (oil!) If you’re not sure where that area is located — it covers your skin from your forehead to nose and chin.
“Sebaceous glands empty oil into pores and both of these structures (sebaceous glands and pores) and a hair follicle make up a “follicular unit”. Acne really only occurs where there’s hair follicles — this is why acne doesn’t occur on non hair-bearing areas like the palms of our hands soles of our feet, lips or inside of our mouths (in our mucous membranes).”
Most Common Causes of Acne Between the Brows?
Solutions for Acne Between the Brows:
If you are dealing with cystic acne, this advice may not be enough for you. We always recommend that you consult with your dermatologist, who will be able to treat you up close and personal!