What are your breakouts telling you?
It is very important to listen to your body. Without even knowing it, it is sending you signals every day! Once you’ve identified what the signals and problems are and once you start educating yourself and listening to the signs it will be much easier to prevent and rectify the breakouts you keep having.
Diet and lifestyle changes can definitely help clear up your skin, however it is important to look at the signals that your body is giving you and pinpoint exactly what is causing breakouts in certain areas:
The most common areas for breakouts on the face are the forehead, above the brow, between the brow area, the cheeks and the chin.
These zones are trying to tell you something:
Forehead: Breakouts across the forehead are often triggered by stress or sleep deprivation. Make sure you are getting between 7 and 9 hours of beauty sleep a night to keep your forehead clear.
Above the brow: The area above the brow is affected by your immune system. Breakouts here tend to happen right before, after, or during a cold or flu. If you notice a breakout in this zone, slow down for a couple days, drink plenty of water and make sure you are increasing your vitamin intake.
Between the brows: Breakouts between the brows can be caused by overindulgence of unhealthy foods or a food allergy. Cutting back on sugar, dairy, rich foods, and alcohol can help clear up skin in this zone.
Cheeks: Your cheeks are linked to your respiratory system. Smoking or breathing polluted air can cause breakouts here.
Chin: Hormones affect your chin. Breakouts here occur around that time of the month and happen on one side or another depending on which ovary is ovulating that month.