What your Acne Means

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When women get pimples in adulthood, it’s usually a telltale sign of something going on in the body. Here’s what your acne on different areas of your face really means…

Facial Zones

Forehead: Linked to the digestive system, but in some cases it can also be related to thyroid problems. Reducing the amount of fat in your diet and increasing your water intake could help.

Chin and Jawline: It can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, but it can also be linked to stomach issues and even oral health as well. Sometimes too much fluoride can also cause break outs.

Hairline: This could either be because of an allergic reaction to a product or merely because of overuse of a product. Hair products to smoothen frizz or get a wet look often end up being applied on the skin over and over again, causing your pores to clog up.

Nose: This is linked to the heart usually. Cutting back on spicy food and meat could reduce breakouts on the area.

Around the Mouth (including upper lip area): Usually the result of unhealthy diet patterns. Acidic food (vinegar, dressings, and spices) can irritate the skin. Oily and fried food may also stay on the area and physically block pores. Controlling diet is a solution, but also using gentle facial wipes after having your meal.

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Advice
Remember, great skin often starts from the inside – out. Skin is our biggest organ and works like a mirror; we must take care of it. Using gentle and natural products, eating healthy and drinking lots of water is the key. Physical exercise and sweating it all out is also very good to remove toxins and help the skin glow.
(Credit: Ildiko Marth, a cosmetologist, laser, and cool sculpting specialist)

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