Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

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cakeohcake
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Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by cakeohcake » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:13 pm

I keep getting acne from my flute in the middle of my chin. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm wondering whether there's something that's safe for my flute that I can wipe my mouthpiece/headpiece down with to kill all the bacteria or something.
Thanks, everyone!

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Post by foreverflutes » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:26 pm

Yes!! That's happened to me before too! I don't know if you can get anything to specially clean it but I just try to keep my flute really clean after every time I play just by polishing it. I'm glad i'm not the only one! xx
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Post by pied_piper » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:51 pm

Some people have more sensitive skin than others. If your flute embouchure plate is silver plated but has any pit marks, your skin may be reacting to the base metal which is a nickle silver or brass alloy. If your flute embouchure plate has no pitting, it's possible that you could be reacting to the silver, but that is rare. Gold plating may help for some people. I would suggest cleaning the lip plate with rubbing alcohol to remove any impurities. DO NOT use any type of polish on the lip plate. If you are using a polish or a polishing cloth, it may leave a residue that you are reacting to. It's also possible that it's just you. Most teenagers and even some adults develop acne regardless of playing the flute. Also, use an over-the-counter acne treatment (available at most pharmacies) under your lip to help dry-up the acne and remove excess skin oil. Wipe the flute lip plate after playing but use a plain microfiber cloth that has no polish. Hopefully, that will help.
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Post by foreverflutes » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:33 am

oh, when i said i polish it i did just mean with the duster yellow cloth my flute came with i don't put anything extra on it! But i have a silver polishing cloth that could be my problem (or it's just me!). thank you pied_piper, great suggestions :D
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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by kazynaske » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:45 am

How do I get rid of my acne that's becoming severe again? I've tried so many acne products, including proactive, tea tree oil, spectro gel, neutrogena, home remedies, and nothing could get rid of my acne. I then took accutane, which cures acne, and it worked, but a year later it came back so I took it a second time. Now it's a year later after my second time using accutane, and my face is getting horrible again (you can't take Accutane more than 2 times). What can I do?
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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by fluteguy18 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:28 am

Go to your dermatologist.

As for the cloths, if the cloth turns dark when it is used, then it is infused with polish. Avoid these because they're slowly stripping metal from your flute.

Just a plain microfiber cleaning cloth is best because it actually lifts dirt and oils from the surface of the instrument.

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Post by StephenC » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:59 am

pied_piper wrote:Some people have more sensitive skin than others. If your flute embouchure plate is silver plated but has any pit marks, your skin may be reacting to the base metal which is a nickle silver or brass alloy. If your flute embouchure plate has no pitting, it's possible that you could be reacting to the silver, but that is rare. Gold plating may help for some people. I would suggest cleaning the lip plate with rubbing alcohol to remove any impurities. DO NOT use any type of polish on the lip plate. If you are using a polish or a polishing cloth, it may leave a residue that you are reacting to. It's also possible that it's just you. Most teenagers and even some adults develop acne regardless of playing the flute music. Also, use an over-the-counter acne treatment (available at most pharmacies) under your lip to help dry-up the acne and remove excess skin oil. Wipe the flute lip plate after playing but use a plain microfiber cloth that has no polish. Hopefully, that will help.
Indeed. If it's acne, it isn't being caused by your flute. You maybe allergic to the silver or nickle of the flute, which could be causing you to get acne. If it's a nickel plated flute, get one that is silver. If it's a silver plated flute, find a flute that has a gold plated lip.

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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by pauli2k » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:07 am

I also play the flute and i have noticed that it causes acne on my chin. However, what i do is to rinse my skin after playing the instrument and then dry up with a clean towel. You could try this as well. I think it works for me.

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Post by jamy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:37 am

kazynaske wrote:How do I get rid of my acne that's becoming severe again? I've tried so many acne products, including proactive, tea tree oil, spectro gel, neutrogena, home remedies, and nothing could get rid of my acne. I then took clear skin max, which cures acne, and it worked, but a year later it came back so I took it a second time. Now it's a year later after my second time using accutane, and my face is getting horrible again (you can't take Accutane more than 2 times). What can I do?
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There is a product that I heard of, it's called Clear skin max. never tried but they claim that it's pretty effective. you can give it a try.

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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by Jhenna » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:06 pm

cakeohcake wrote:I keep getting acne from my flute in the middle of my chin. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm wondering whether there's something that's safe for my flute that I can wipe my mouthpiece/headpiece down with to kill all the bacteria or something.
Thanks, everyone!

yes it is. i use to get a reaction when I played the clarinet. it was how i positioned my mouth and i would get a lil breakout right under my bottom lip. it was actually painful. chapped and it hurt.

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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by john80 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:32 am

I am also having this problem every now and then. Thinking of talking to an acne specialist. Will try out tips in this thread. Thanks

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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by BonnieAmos » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:12 am

I have been developing acne due to my flute in the past because of its bad wood and more over i shared it with my friend who has acne so i changed my flute. I have used simple facial skin care products and my acne also disappeared.
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Re: Anyone else get acne on their chin from playing flute?

Post by MARS » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:28 am

ok, so i get acne on my chin right where i rest my flute, and i was wondering if it was my flute, but i have a gold plated mouthpiece so i dont think that it is that. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT!!!!!!!!! :( :?: :!: :?: :!:

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