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Why am i only breaking out on the right side of my face?

I have acne on the right side of my forehead, cheek and chin; but the left side of my face is totally clear. Why is this happening and what should i do?

Hello Catiebug16,     I had that same problem too! I am n...

Hello Catiebug16,



I had that same problem too! I am not sure why you are breaking out on only the right side of your face however, I have some recommendations for you.  I found that I used my cell phone on a certain side and notice that it was breaking me out a bit because of all the dirt and oil that was never cleaned off of my phone.  I now clean my cell phone with a disincentive wipe.  I also make sure that I clean my pillow cases at least once a week.  I found that this has helped my skin too.  I think that you should use a skincare line that has salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help treat and prevent acne.


Murad Live Clear™. Acne Complex® Starter Kit


Live Clear™. Acne Complex® Starter Kit ($56 Value)


This set contains:
- 2 oz Clarifying Cleanser
- 1 oz Clarifying Toner
- 1 oz Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
- 0.25 oz Acne Spot Treatment
- 1 oz Skin Perfecting Lotionn


Active Ingredients:


-Salicylic Acid: Clears skin and prevents future breakouts.
-Retinol and Glycolic Acid: Exfoliate to control breakouts.
-Sulfur: Eliminates and clears active breakouts.
-Retinol and Queen of Meadow Extract: Reduce oil production and tighten pores.
Completely Clear Skin System ($53 Value)

What else you need to know:
This advanced kit contains a 1.5 oz On A Clear Day® Oil-Free Foaming
Acne Cleanser,a 0.4 oz On A Clear Day® Oil-Free All Over Acne Treatment
and 0.25 oz On A Clear Day®
Oil-Free Acne Spot Treatment and a 0.25 oz Philosophy On A Clear Day®
Retinol Clarifying Lotion.These paraben- and benzoyl peroxide-free products are
designed to improve the skin's overall health and appearance.

Active Ingredients:
-Salicylic Acid: A beta-hydroxy acid that helps shed dead skin cells from the pores,
minimizing congestion and breakouts.
-Sulfur (3.0%): A naturally derived ingredient that has antimicrobial and antiseptic
properties and helps absorb excess oil to clear blemishes.
-Retinol: Delivered through a patented microsponge delivery system, this pure
form of vitamin A encourages skin renewal and promotes collagen production.
Retinol also reduces fine lines, clears congested pores, and smoothes skin
texture and tone,creating a more even appearance.
-Sodium Hyaluronate: A natural moisturizing agent that binds up to 1000 times its
weight in water, sealing hydration into the skin.
I have also included a post that was a similar question that has some great
answers on it. Click Here to view it. I hope that this information is helpful.Smiley Happy

<3 Melissa

I have the exact same problem.  I started using Korres Wh...

I have the exact same problem.  I started using Korres White Tea Gel Cleanser again to see if it would help, but so far it has not.  I am thinking of returning that product and trying two that was recommended by the Expert. 


I've tried so many things and home remedies too and they didnt do anything.  I hope those recommendations help us both.

Do you sleep on the right side?  It could be from your pi...

Do you sleep on the right side?  It could be from your pillow case too or if you sleep with your hand on your face on that side...


That was happening to me a few years ago and that is what it was.


Treat the breakouts with some of the recommended products and look into every possible factor that could be causing it.


Best wishes,



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