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Blackheads, whiteheads, acne scars, pimples suck, full stop and there’s no denying or trying to convince yourself otherwise. Notwithstanding the fact that you’ve gone past puberty, the reality is you’re going to find one or two tiny bumps gracing your face occasionally. And with the way it goes, today you’re having a great skin day and then bam! Tomorrow a slew of zits appear faster than you can blink.

As much as we want to admit we wash our faces ten times a day and consume 8 gallons of water, there are basic zits inducing factors that make us break out in specific areas and here are the causes.

  • FOREHEAD:  Breakouts here are usually linked to the digestive problems, irregular sleep, poor diet, stress, and liver issues. Make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night and try drinking hot water with lemon in the morning.


  • BETWEEN BROWS/TEMPLES: Breakouts between your brows mean you’re drinking or smoking too much, greasy, fatty foods. Stick with healthy choices as much as you can. Cut down on rich foods like butter, cheese, and late-night snacks, and incorporate exercise into your diet.


  • RIGHT CHEEK: Chinese medicine tells us if you’re breaking out on the left side of your face, you’ve been consuming too much sugar. Cut back on sugary and junk food and practice breathing and aerobic exercises in the morning.


  • LEFT CHEEK:  Allergies that affect the respiratory system may also be to blame, or if you pressed your cell phone against your skin while talking, germs may have been transferred to your face. Always wash skin thoroughly before bed to try to get rid of trace contaminants. And quit overindulging in food.


  • MOUTH AREA: Constipation, spicy/fried foods, reaction to certain toothpaste can cause you to break out in this area. If you suffer from breakouts around your mouth area, once again, your diet could be to blame. The area around your mouth is associated with your digestive organs, like your intestines and liver.


  • CHIN: Hormonal problems, stress, kidney imbalance are all a huge part of breakouts in this area. Drinking spearmint tea and taking omega-3 to soothe these breakouts, as well as talking to your gynaecologist about your hormone levels.


  • NOSE: To combat breakouts in this area, switch up your diet by replacing spicy foods with veggies, fruits, nuts basically foods that contain omega-3 and 6 as these are healthy fat. Poor dieting, indigestion, bloating, constipation and poor blood circulation cause breakout on the nose.