The Surprising And Kinda Gross Thing That’s Causing Your Acne, According To Millie Mackintosh’s Facialist

We certainly hadn't thought of this!

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Acne: tricky to get rid of, even tricker to find out what’s causing it in the first place.

There are any number of things that could be triggering a flare up, from stress and hormones to dirty make-up brushes and even touching your face too much, but here’s one thing we hadn’t thought of: poo. Or rather, the lack of it.

Nataliya Robinson, a celebrity facialist who counts Millie Mackintosh as one of her famous clients explains to Cosmopolitan that not doing a number two on the regular can have some pretty major repercussions for your skin.

“A low fibre diet slows down your bowel movements causing a build up of toxins which ultimately have an impact on your complexion, β€œ she explains. β€œRegular bowel movements are one of the keys to beautiful skin as this helps to eliminate toxins from the body.”

In other words, if you’re a tad, um, backed up, prepare yourself for congested skin, a dull complexion and acne.

So what can you do to ensure things are moving along a little more regularly and get back a natural glow?

Not surprisingly, it’s all down to your diet and upping your fibre intake in particular will ensure a few extra trips to the toilet. Nataliya explains that foods like oats, flax seeds and lotsa leafy greens will naturally β€œpromote a clearer complexion.”

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