Skin Mapping: What Is Actually Causing Your Spots?

Because they can all have different meanings.

Spots can usually be because of two things, what you’re eating and hormones. But if you keep getting pesky spots in certain areas only, knowing the cause of them will definitely help you to put a stop to them.

On Your Forehead

If you have a fringe and tend to use a lot of hair products, this could be the culprit. But spots on your forehead can usually be down to your diet, mainly dehydration. Try to include more water each day and this should help. Even start off with just one bottle and you should be right on track.

On Your Cheeks

Spots on your cheeks can sometimes be the most annoying, because let’s face it, they’re so much harder to hide. If you keep getting spots on your cheeks, you might be taking in too much sugar. But if you don’t think that’s the case, it might have something to do with bacteria from your hands and your phone (you’d be surprised at how dirty your phone can get), or even dirty pillows. Give your phone a wipe with screen cleaner now and again, keep your pillows fresh, and follow the golden rule of never touching your face with your hands.


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On Your Jawline

Your jawline has also been linked to period spots, but it could be down to an unbalanced diet too. Getting the right amount of everything in your diet can be hard, but your skin will thank you for it. Whether it’s too much of one thing, or not enough of another.

On Your Chin

Hormones, hormones, hormones. If you’re getting chin spots around your time of the month, you can put it down to your period. Try keep the area as clean as possible and as oil free as you can in the lead up to that time of the month, again, no face touching!

Basically, try to drink more water and include more veggies in your day to day diet. You don’t have to completely block out certain foods, or try to completely ignore chocolate. Just making little changes like upping your water intake and not leaning your face on your hands at school can make the world of difference.

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