Acne is pretty common for teens, especially since the body is dealing with so many hormonal changes at the time. However, if you continue dealing with acne long after you have left your teen years behind, it is important to understand what is causing those breakouts. In many cases, pimples may be signs of a problem you need to correct.
When you understand the cause to your breakouts, it makes it easier to find the right cure so you can get rid of those pimples for good. Here is a look at different areas where people commonly break out and the likely causes of those breakouts.
It is frustrating to end up with a breakout on your nose, since this really stands out. If you end up with pimples on the nose, then your makeup may be bad or you could be dealing with high cholesterol. Check your makeup. If it is past the expiration date, toss it. If it does not say, “Non-comedogenic,” dump it and buy something that will not clog pores. If your makeup is not the problem, you may need to work on getting your cholesterol down, which is easy to do with a healthy diet.
This is one of the most common places for pimples, and junk food may be the culprit if you keep breaking out in this area. This does not mean you cannot splurge once in a while, but eliminating junk food from your diet, including fried foods, high fat foods and processed foods, can make a difference.
Pimples on the ears are not common, but when they happen, they feel uncomfortable. Breakouts on the ears may be indicative of kidney issues, so reduce soda, alcohol and coffee intake and focus on drinking plenty of water.
Between Your Eyebrows
When breakouts occur in this small area, allergies may be the problem. Consider your diet. You may be eating something that is triggering an allergic reaction in your body.
If you end up with pimples on your cheeks, ask yourself a few questions. Are you a smoker? Is your body acidic instead of alkaline? Do you have allergies? If you smoke, stopping may help the problem. Certain foods could be causing allergic reactions and causing these breakouts. You can also work to reduce the amount of acidic foods you take in regularly to reduce the acidity of your body. Washing your hands and sheets more often can also help reduce the number of breakouts you have on your cheeks.
The temples are near the eyes and this area is affected by your level of hydration. If you end up with acne on the temples, then you may need more water. Make sure you are at drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. You can even drink a bit more if you are dealing with breakouts on your temples.
Toxins in your body could be the culprit if you are noticing more pimples on the chin area. It may be time to detoxify your body, since your stomach may be unhappy with all the toxins in the digestive system. To detoxify your digestive system, try drinking plenty of tea, especially after you eat a meal. Look for teas that come in leaf form instead of buying tea that comes in bags. Increasing the amount of fiber you eat may also help to detoxify the digestive system, helping to reduce the amount of breakouts that occur in the chin area.
Around the Lips
Significant changes in hormone levels or stress could end up causing breakouts that occur around your lips. Of course, you cannot eliminate stress from your life, but you can take measures to better cope with stress. Great stress busters include meditating daily, exercising, eating a healthy diet, hydrating and ensuring that you get enough sleep every night. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep to reduce stress.
When breakouts occur on the back, you may not be getting enough sleep or you may be really stressed out. Start resting more if you want to eliminate these breakouts. You may also need to make sure that you immediately change out of sweaty clothing after you exercise, since sweaty clothes could be causing pimples to show up on your back.
Last, pimples on the neck could mean that your body is fighting off an illness or dealing with a lot of stress. To combat illnesses and stress, eating right, relaxing, and focusing on getting enough sleep can be a huge help. Focusing on hydrating also helps. While it may sound simple, drinking enough water can provide healing to your body and aids with almost every process that takes place within your body.