What The Acne On Your Face Means

Do you find you always break out in the same spots? Have you ever wondered why? 

Dermatology expert Dr. Whitney Bowe says every zit has a message behind it.

 

Forehead:

If you like to wear hats of any form, the friction between the skin and the fabric could be to blame. Bowe  also says "The acne may also be a result of using heavy hair-care products like conditioners or leave-in treatments that can clog pores around the hairline."

Stress could also be part of the problem. If work or school has you feeling anxious, it might not be a bad idea to stock up on face wash.

Your diet also has a strong infleunce on the forehead as well. “Your forehead is linked to your digestive system. Reducing the amount of fat in your diet and stepping up your water intake could help.”

 

Nose: 

Your nose and your heart have a lot in common. Cutting back on meat and spicy foods could potentially reduce your chances of breaking out. Instead, try foods that contain good fats like avocados, nuts or fish. 

The nose is also home to dialated pores, so check that your makeup isn't past it's expiry date and that it doesn't contain pore-clogging ingredients. 

 

Cheeks:

How often do you clean your phone / make up brushes? If you're experiencing breakouts on (or) near your cheeks, it might be time to give them a clean.

You may not know this, but the cheeks also correspond with your respiratory system. So smoking of any kind will definitely not help your case.

 

In Between Eye Brows:

If you got any food allergies, expect acne here if you have an allergic reaction. Allergies involving lactose are a fine example, as are rich foods that are hard to digest (like fast food).

If you also get your eyebrows waxed often, watch out for ingrown hairs. They are another leading cause of acne near the brow. 

 

Chin / Jawline:

Is it your time of the month? Zits near this area are caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Yes, you can't avoid hormonal changes, but you can lower your chanes of developing said acne by achieving quality sleeps, drinking enough water, eating veggies, and keeping your skin as clean as possible.

 

Ears:

Being associated with your kidneys, breakouts could be caused by dehydration. How can you protect yourself? Drink more water and try to avoid carbonated / caffeinated beverages

 

If you wanna read more on Dr. Bowe and her studies, click HERE