Our skin is like a mirror that reflects what’s going on inside our bodies from poor diet to hormonal fluctuations to allergies so, with a better understanding of why we are experiencing breakouts in certain areas of our face, we can start to read and understand why breakouts are happening in the first place.

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If you are experiencing breakouts on your cheeks, it could be due to allergies, pollution, and buildup. She suggests using deep cleansing masks to help control excess oil and rid the skin’s surface of dead skin cells and other impurities that may cause breakouts. You’ll also want to keep the items that touch your cheeks—like your makeup brushes, pillowcases, and cleansing brushes—as clean as possible.

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A hormonal imbalance can be what is causing the acne on your jawline, try steaming your face and using a purifying mask [formulated for blemished skin].” You may also want to try munching on foods like leafy greens, almonds, and salmon.

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Breaking out around your mouth can be linked to the same culprit as your T-Zone: your diet. Only this may be a more topical matter. Residue from foods that are high in acid can leave the skin around mouth—especially the corners—feeling irritated and may cause redness or swelling. If this is something you experience often, you may want to start carrying facial wipes in your purse and give the skin around your mouth a good cleanse after you chow down.

Untitled design (11)T-Zone

The T-Zone the nose and forehead area—may be one of the more common areas for one to experience a breakout. From excess oil to stress, the reasons for these breakouts can vary case-by-case. One reason why you might be breaking out on your T-Zone may be connected to your diet. If you are experiencing breakouts in [your T-Zone], you may want to revise your diet to include more fruits and vegetables.You’ll also want to keep yourself hydrated by drinking more water.

Untitled design (13)Hairline

Breakouts around your hairline can often be linked to your hair products and these breakouts can occur in a number of different ways. If you’re the kind of person who messes with their hair often, chances are you are coming in contact with the skin on your hairline and essentially exposing that skin to a product that should remain on your strands. You can prevent these breakouts by washing your hands after applying hair product or playing with your hair and paying close attention to your hairline when you cleanse your skin at the end of the day.

Do these zones line up with how your skin is looking? Let me know in the comments below! Remember, I’m not a doctor or a dermatologist, so if you notice something on your skin, go get to your doctor.

ggtheblog |23 June

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