Skincare: What do your spots mean?
Unfortunately, skin problems occur, even after our teens. Whether it’s adult acne or hormonal related spots, knowing the possible cause of your spots will make all the difference. You’ve probably heard of face mapping your spots. If not, this is the the task of essentially mapping the spots on your face to understand what they mean. So, for example, blemishes around your mouth and chin area is usually hormonal and generally occur just before your period, while spots on your forehead could be diet related. We love this spot face mapping guide, as seen on @sarahyoublush instagram account. Scroll further below, for a breakdown of why spots form, in certain areas of the face.
Spots on your head can be caused by a variety of things such as stress, dehydration or even an allergic reaction to your shampoo. Another cause can be your diet. A high fat diet can lead you to breakout across your forehead. To combat this, try to consume foods that are rich in antioxidants, drink antioxidant-rich green tea and up your water intake. Breakouts around this area are usually caused by liver problems. These problems can include drinking too much alcohol or eating too much fat. To avoid spots here, try to cut down on booze and processed and greasy foods. Increase your intake of water too. The skin on your nose if full of dilated pores, so it’s extremely important to regularly clean your makeup brushes or sponges, as dirt can easily clog up these pores, causing spots. Spots on your nose can also be caused by heart related issues such as high blood pressure. To try and combat this, up your intake of healthy fats from fruit, vegetables, nuts and fish rich in Omega. Spots around your ears are linked to your kidney health. Cut down on fizzy drinks, coffee and alcohol as there dehydrate you and in this case you need hydration! So, again, drink up the H20. Unfortunately for smokers, smoking is the cause of spots on your cheeks, as blemishes here are related to lung issues. However, it could also be down to bacteria from your pillowcase or phone, so ensure to clean your bed sheets regularly and give your mobile a wipe before you use it. Other ways to combat spots on your cheeks is to give up the cigarettes and avoiding certain foods that make the body acidic, like meat, dairy, caffeine, sugar and alcohol. Breakouts around your mouth and chin are usually due to hormonal changes and mostly occur just before and during your period. It can also be related to stomach issues like poor digestion. To treat these kind of breakouts, try upping your fibre intake and use tea tree oil or benzoyl peroxide cream. → Take a look at some of our favourite acne fighting products here