Breakouts…We all know the feeling of washing and scrubbing our faces trying to get rid of those nasty bumps; but sometimes, it isn’t about just simply washing your face. There could be underlying factors that are bringing on your breakouts. From allergies to hormones, your body tells you a lot about your breakouts.
Different spots on your face indicate the cause of your acne. If you want to say goodbye to those breakouts for good, you need to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. We’re here to help you map out your body and get clear skin fast.
So, where are you breaking out, NYgal?
If most of your breakouts lie on your forehead, your diet may be the cause. This area links to digestive issues. Try cutting out sugary foods and drinks. It’s also good to detoxify your body regularly. This means drinking plenty of water every day.
This area of your face is also linked to stress. We know that life in the Big Apple can be stressful sometimes, but remember to disconnect sometimes. Wind down with a good book or hit the gym to blow off some steam. If you need more ways to relax, check out our article on how 19 NYgals say buh-bye to stress.
Environmental allergies could be the blame for your breakouts in this area. Pollen or dust particles in the air affect your respiratory system and cause pimples. These breakouts are pretty much beyond your control, but you can do little things to slow them down. Wash your face as soon as you get home from being outside. It’s also helpful to wash your bedding weekly to prevent allergens and other germs from transferring from the bed to your face.
Acne on your nose is linked to the liver and kidney. Breakouts in this area could signify high blood pressure or liver dysfunction. Do you often have more than two drinks during happy hour after work? You may need to cut down a bit. Are you a big fan of sodium filled or spicy foods? Try healthier dishes to get rid of these bumps. It’s alright to splurge a couple of times a week, but when you eat buffalo wings practically every day, expect your body to complain.
Chin breakouts are the hardest to get rid of because they are the most natural. This area indicates a hormonal imbalance, which we can’t do much about. As women, our hormones are constantly changing. As an effect, our bodies produce excess oil, especially on the chin.
We recommend washing your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid to control oil. During the summertime, you may need to wear less makeup as well. Although we all love to get dolled up, that extra makeup can cause more oil to build-up on your face.
Are you guilty of not washing your back? A lot of us are. It’s an area that’s hard to reach, so we just soak in some water and hope that’s good enough. This habit causes those breakouts on your back that we call ‘bacne’. The back is a large area that has many oil-secreting glands. It’s important to this area every day to wash off dirt and oil.
Also, change your clothes right after a sweaty workout. Sitting in a sweat-soaked shirt just helps oil build up and bring pimples to your back. Plus, who wants to smell your shirt while sitting next to you on the train?
You don’t have to suffer from breakouts this season. Listen to your body and take action to clear your face. We recommend using products tailored to your skin type and hydrating your face with skin gels. A beautiful face is in your control.