This Is Why That One Breakout Keeps Coming Back

The only thing more annoying than acne is acne that keeps coming back. Just when you think you’ve finally taken down that one breakout on your chin for good, surprise! It rears its ugly head again, and that’s usually after you’ve spent weeks treating it and had a few good, blemish-free weeks. So what gives? Why does our skin play such cruel, twisted jokes on us? Given that it’s a question we’ve asked ourselves many, many times (most often in front of a magnifying mirror, with our fingers in attack mode), we thought it best to turn to an expert, Dr. Patricia Ceballos of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York.

Scroll through to find out why your breakouts keep coming back in the same place.