Ever look at your face in the mirror and literally ask your skin, “What is wrong with youuuu?” only wishing it could answer back and tell you exactly what it needs like, “You know what, Tasha? I could use some more water. I’m a bit dehydrated.” Well unfortunately, life’s not that simple. However, there are ways your skin is trying to tell you something without actually talking to you. You just have to pay attention to the signs and I have the perfect guide to lead you on your way. Before you know it, you and your skin will have a happy and healthy relationship – the perfect couple.
Forehead Acne: Breaking out on your forehead is usually a sign of poor food choices and stress. When we eat a lot of processed foods, it can be challenging for our bodies to break it down properly causing digestion issues. Furthermore, a hectic schedule along with long nights with not enough sleep can also cause those pesky & painful forehead pimples. Bottom line – Eat healthier, non-processed foods, drink plenty of water, and get your zzzz’s.
Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles: Our eyes say a lot about our joint health, kidney health, and how well our body is absorbing nutrients. I remember my doctor being able to look at my eyes and instantly tell that I was anemic. No matter what the situation, your eyes are normally a dead give away of what’s going on with you. Puffy, swollen eyes usually indicate an issue with your kidneys; dryness around the eyes indicates dehydration and a diet with excess sugar and/or salt. You can resolve mostly all of your eye issues by drinking plenty of water, taking a Vitamin D supplement, and working out regularly.
Cheek Acne: There are multiple things that cause cheek acne including dirt, debris, smoking and poor food choices. You can easily break out by simply holding your phone against your face while talking or sleeping on a pillowcase that has excess oil from your hair. I mean there’s no forgiveness when it comes to the cheeks. Reason why I forbid anyone, including myself, to touch my face. LOL! Increasing vitamins and nutrients, eating more leafy green foods, and minimizing the amount of greasy and fatty foods will help clear up acne on your cheeks (oh and prohibiting people from touching your face).
Jaw & Chin Acne: The biggest factor when it comes to acne on your jaw or chin is hormones, those damn hormones. A lot of times you’ll notice breakouts in this area during or before your menstrual cycle. One or two pimples during this time isn’t a huge concern, but if you tend to breakout frequently in this area even outside of your menstrual cycle it could be due to you eating too many sugary foods, being stressed out, or going through some other hormonal changes, such as menopause or pregnancy. The best way to minimize or eliminate acne in this area is to RELAX, but also decrease your sugar intake (yup, put that cookie down) along with caffeine, wheat, and dairy products. It’d also be good to take omega-3 to help regulate overall hormonal health.
There you have it! With your skin being the largest organ of your body it makes sense that it is a reflection of your internal health. You can take control of your skin issues simply by knowing what your body needs more or less of. What is your skin trying to tell you? Share in the comments below.
Thanks for reading! ~LYB