We are often told that eating well and staying hydrated helps with skin care but you may not know that dehydration and a bad diet might play out on your forehead.
’This area is believed to be linked to the stomach and bladder so pimples here can indicate an unhappy gut,’ skin expert Emma Hobson explained.
’That could be from a poor diet, stress or food intolerances – or even from not drinking enough water.’
As many teenagers may know the chin is the main hormonal breakout zone.
These breakouts can hit during major hormonal moments such as when you’re a teenager, during your period and possibly during changes in your 20s and 30s.
’The chin is also linked to the large intestine, so food allergies and a poor diet might also be a factor,’ said Emma.
’Adding more fibre and water to your diet can help.’
Emma stated that break outs on the cheeks are often linked to irritation in your lungs.
’It’s common to see more of this in springtime, when people are affected by the pollen in the air.
’Pollution can also upset your lungs and then wreak havoc on your skin, as can household cleaners.’
BETWEEN THE BROWS
She went on to say that the area between your brows is called the ‘wine and dine’ area.
’Blemishes here can indicate issues with the liver, and could be a result of too many glasses of wine or eating late at night, particularly rich foods.
’Lactose intolerance could also be to blame.’
To help clear this area it is best to avoid alcohol and rich foods but if that doesn’t help it could be time to assess your reaction to dairy.
As previously reported by Daily Mail, breakouts in your T-zone can be linked to the liver and the stomach.
This is another area linked to dehydration, alcohol and greasy food as the T-zone is sensitive to the build-up of toxins.
Fats and oils used in food can lead to a stomach imbalance and alcohol can affect the acid in your stomach.
Unfortunately for those that get their period this region is linked to different moments in your menstrual cycle.
If you are not getting enough fibre in your diet then this is another contributing factor.
The pill often helps deal with uncontrollable pimples as well as increasing your fibre intake.
EARS & TEMPLES & UNDER EYES
These days we seem to be getting busier and busier, with a work and life balance being more difficult to maintain.
If you are getting pimples in these three areas then it is most likely due to stress and a lack of sleep.
To combat this ensure you are having at least seven hours of sleep a night and increase your water intake to eight glasses a day.
The neck isn’t the most common pimple area and getting one here could link to illness.
Those with an under-active thyroid have lower levels of progesterone which causes breakouts as progesterone is key in fighting acne.
If you’re concerned with the fact that you have pimples on your neck you may need to go to your doctor.