From time to time, we all get acne. It’s annoying, persistent, and sometimes even painful. You can clean your face religiously and apply acne cream like it’s your lifeline, but that doesn’t always work. There is a bigger issue to the matter. Your acne is telling you something about your body. It is acting as a big, red flag, literally, alerting you of a deeper issue, but what is that problem? And how can you use that to improve your health and get rid of your acne?
Everything depends on where your acne occurs on your face.
This indicates that your digestive tract is dealing with an overload of toxins. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids to flush out your system. Avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages. Instead, drink water and green tea.
Between the Eyebrows
Pimples in this region can be due to a lack of exercise, lack of sleep, or an overconsumption of rich foods, such as butter, cream, and cheese. Make sure you get your 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night and try to incorporate exercise that isn’t overly strenuous.
Acne on your temples indicates that your body is not getting the nutrients that it needs. Make sure to cut back on processed food, fast food, and junk food. Instead, eat well-balanced meals full of fruits, veggies, and healthy fats, such as avocados.
Eyes & Ears
Scientists have found that the skin around the eyes is connected to the kidneys. Pimples in this area are often due to dehydration, so make sure you drink lots of water and cut your salt intake. Most studies recommend anywhere from 48 to 64 oz of water a day.
Acne on your cheeks can be from a variety of causes. The tops of your cheeks are related to your lungs and acne in this area can be related to air pollution. Acne on the bottom of your cheeks can be related to dental health and reflect the problems occurring inside your mouth. Make sure to brush, floss, and gargle regularly. Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks as well. Your cheeks are also exposed to a lot of bacteria. Make sure to change your pillowcases and clean your cell phones often.
Your nose has been proven to be connected to your heart. The best way to get rid of these issues is to lower your salt intake, avoid energy drinks, and eat less spicy and garlic foods. Also, make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
In females, when estrogen levels drop, typically 1 to 2 weeks prior to your period, pimples start to pop up. However, pimples in this area can also be related to stress and your small intestine. Make sure that you are getting plenty of sleep and setting time to destress. Exercise, music, mediation, and massages are some great ways to release excess stress. Think of this as another reason to get your significant other to give you a massage. Also, make sure that you avoid eating close to bedtime and that you are choosing healthy foods when you do eat.
Make sure that you exhibiting proper hygiene by washing your face twice daily. Know that facial scrubs are only to be used once to twice a week due to over drying out your face. The rest of the week make sure that you use face washes instead. Apply face lotion regularly, because an overly dry face can cause break outs by allowing more bacteria to enter through cracks in your skin.