A new study reveals that a pimple surfacing on your face can be a tell-tale sign of what you are putting in your body.
According to reports, your face can act as a map for what is going on inside of your body.
Sydney-based skin care expert, Emma Hobson, tells Body+Soul what areas of the face to pay attention to when you break out.
In the study, Hobson breaks down the areas of the face. Each area reveals what nutrients you are lacking in your diet that is causing you to break out and what it means.
BETWEEN THE BROWS
She went on to say that the area between your brows is called the ‘wine and dine’ area.
‘Blemishes here can indicate issues with the liver and could be a result of too many glasses of wine or eating late at night, particularly rich foods.
“Lactose intolerance could also be to blame.”
To help clear this area, it is best to avoid alcohol and rich foods, but if that doesn’t help, it could be time to assess your reaction to dairy.
Emma stated that breakouts on the cheeks are often linked to irritation in your lungs.
“It’s common to see more of this in springtime when people are affected by the pollen in the air.”
“Pollution can also upset your lungs and then wreak havoc on your skin, as can household cleaners.”
This is another area linked to dehydration, alcohol and greasy food, as the T-zone is sensitive to the build-up of toxins.
Fats and oils used in food can lead to a stomach imbalance, and alcohol can affect the acid in your stomach.
It may help to say no to that extra glass of wine and spend a night in.
Unfortunately, for those that get their period, this region is linked to different moments in your menstrual cycle.
If you are not getting enough fiber in your diet, then this is another contributing factor.
The pill often helps deal with uncontrollable pimples as well as increasing your fiber intake.
EARS & TEMPLES & UNDER EYES
These days, we seem to be getting busier and busier, with a work and life balance being more difficult to maintain.
If you are getting pimples in these three areas, then it is most likely due to stress and a lack of sleep.
To combat this, ensure you are having at least seven hours of sleep a night, and increase your water intake to eight glasses a day.
The neck isn’t the most common pimple area, and getting one here could link to illness.
Those with an under-active thyroid have lower levels of progesterone, which causes breakouts, as progesterone is key in fighting acne.
If you’re concerned with the fact that you have pimples on your neck, you may need to go to your doctor.
Take a look at these foods to help keep your skin healthy from the inside out.