It’s a Friday night after a long week of classes/work. All you want to do is go out with your friends, have a few (or many) drinks, and just have fun. You want to look good too because, let’s face it, you’ve spent the past five days waking up hitting the snooze button a few too many times, leaving you with only enough time to shower and grab yourself a granola bar for the road. It’s safe to say that tonight you probably want to do a little more than a quick rinse and a power snack. And you do. You’re in your favorite top, your hair is washed and styled, and you’re ready to get the weekend started only…what is that? Is that what you think it is? A new pimple? Just when you had gotten rid of the other one. As frustrating as it may be, sometimes that pimple is your body’s way of telling you something isn’t right on the inside.
Pimples can arise from dirty and/or clogged pores. This can happen through a multitude of instances that are more or less out of your control. However, more often than not, where your pimples are arising can tell you that something is wrong on the inside. Whether that be a hormonal imbalance or a digestive issue, it’s important to know what a breakout may be trying to tell you as that could be the very root of the cause. Briefly looking at what is called the “Acne Face Map,” we can see what the locations of these breakouts means for your body.
That’s a lot of information in one image. It can look overwhelming – all those potential causes – but it at least gives you an idea of what that root cause could be. It’s pretty common for a hormonal imbalance to be the cause of breakouts. These are often shown along your jaw and chin. Another common area is the forehead. Often times forehead breakouts are caused by poor diet. In another blog we’ll talk about what foods are most often found to cause acne breakouts. Sometimes a breakout is caused by dirty makeup brushes, pillowcases, or hair products. Stress as well is a big cause of acne breakouts. Looking at the acne face mask gives a lot of possibilities for an explanation as to why your acne may feel out of control. Finding the root cause is the first step to finding a solution. It may take some trial and error, but eventually you’ll find something that works just for you. This blog is aimed to help you find a solution for each of these causes, but for now take a look at your skin is trying to tell you.