Our bodies are finely-tuned machines that are naturally programmed to give off a signal if something is up. In certain cases, that signal could be staring you right in the face, in the form of your acne. Here are five messages your spots could be sending you.
1. Alter your hair and makeup routine
Acne along the hairline is usually down to a build-up of toxins from makeup and hair products which have not been removed properly. Be sure to cleanse your face properly each day, and avoid overusing hair products if these spots are becoming a serious problem for you.
2. Your hormone levels are changing
One of the most common areas to be hit by acne and pimples are the ‘wings’ or sides of the nose. This is usually connected with changes to your ovaries and reproductive system, but it could also signify that cardiovascular issues are at play. Be sure to add vitamin B- and protein-rich foods to your diet to manage your changing hormone levels.
3. Eat more fibre
Acne and spots around the lips tend to signify digestive problems. Up your intake of fibre-rich foods – a cup of green tea won’t go amiss, either.
4. Change your diet
Your chin is linked with your small intestine, so you are pretty much guaranteed that something is amiss with your diet if you’re getting spots around and on your chin. While this can also be linked to your period, consider making healthier dietary choices.
5. Drink more water
While this is true of every aspect of your health and skincare routines, clusters of spots around the forehead in particular indicate that you need to up your daily water intake. These spots are usually the result of a toxin build-up from the inside, so substitute water for the fizzy drinks, and try to make healthier food choices.