Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beauty University- What are your breakouts telling you?

Acne. The dreaded word that no girl even wants to hear. As much as we try to prevent it, from time to time we can't help getting some spots here or there. What most of us don't know, however, is that many of these spots are due to specific things we do, eat or go through. So what is your acne trying to tell you?

The chart

  1. Forehead. Breakouts across the forehead are often triggered by stress or sleep deprivation. Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night to prevent these. 
  2. Above the brow. The area above your eyebrows is affected by your immune system. Breakouts here tend to happen right around the time you get or have a flu or a cold. If you notice a breakout in this zone,  drink plenty of water and eat lots if fruits to boost you immune system overnight!
  3. Between brows. Breakouts between your eyebrows can be caused by lots of unhealthy foods or a food allergy. Cut back on sugar, dairy and alcohol to help clear up the skin in this zone.
  4. Cheeks. Your cheeks are linked to your respiratory system. Smoking or breathing polluted air can cause breakouts here.
  5. Side of chin. The sides of your chin are affected by hormones. Breakouts here occur during your period and happen on one side or another depending on which ovary is ovulating that month. If you have constant acne in these spots, it would be best to check with your gynecologist as you may have PCOS.
So now that we know, it is still very important to ensure a good cleaning regimen. Make sure to wash your face in the morning and at night. The worst thing you can do is go to sleep with makeup on. I know most of us come home after a long night out with the "I don't feel like washing my face now" mentality. But, in reality, this is where acne starts to grow. Keeping your pores filled with makeup all night is food to the little butts we call pimples, so make sure you always go to bed with a freshly cleaned face!

 Lots a Love,
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1 comment:

  1. I've never thought of it like that good post. New follower from the bloghop.

    Melissa xx