Face Mapping Your Breakouts Could Tell You A Lot

Looking at your skin concerns and the areas they're popping up could be the key to addressing and banishing them for good

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As adults, you would assume that your days of having spots are well behind you. But here you are, in your 20s and 30s, and still putting up with adolescent pimples.

Often, they can be put down to fluctuating hormones in the body. But sometimes, they can mean that and something more. Many experts believe that the skin provides an outside view of what is going on inside the body. In some cases, this can be true, so looking at your skin concerns and the areas they’re popping up could be the key to addressing and banishing them for good.

Of course, every issue and solution differs from person to person, but here’s a roundup of the most common places of concern.

On Your Forehead

If you have a fringe and tend to use a lot of hair products, this could be the culprit. But spots on your forehead can usually be down to your diet, mainly dehydration. Try to include more water each day and maybe a little less caffeine, and this should help. Even start off with just one bottle and you should be right on track.

On Your Cheeks

Spots on your cheeks can sometimes be the most annoying, because they’re so much harder to hide. If you keep getting spots on your cheeks, you might be taking in too much sugar. But if you don’t think that’s the case, it might have something to do with bacteria from your hands and your phone (you’d be surprised at how dirty your phone can get), or even dirty pillows. Give your phone a wipe with screen cleaner now and again, keep your pillows fresh, and follow the golden rule of never touching your face with your hands.

On Your Jawline

Your jawline has also been linked to period spots, but it could be down to an unbalanced diet too. Getting the right amount of everything in your diet can be hard, but your skin will thank you for it. Whether it’s too much of one thing, or not enough of another. Making a small effort each day with this could see you the world of difference, it could be something as simple as cutting down on your weekly alcohol intake, or maybe you’re taking in too much sugar and need to add one teaspoon less to your cuppa in the morning.

If you’re eating a good diet and are still suffering from spots here it might be an option to visit your GP or a dermatologist to chat through what could be the cause of it, if it’s a hormonal issue there could be a different solution.

On Your Chin

Hormones, hormones, hormones. If you’re getting chin spots around your time of the month, you can put it down to your period. Try to keep the area as clean as possible and as oil-free as you can in the lead-up to that time of the month.

If you’re suffering from spots on the chin the good news is that they usually come and go quickly. Be sure to keep your skincare routine up during this time, exfoliation is key as is moisturising. Products like Retinol and Niacinamide can be great to reducing marks left after spots so look into incorporating some different serums into your routine.