Acne isn't just a teenager thing. Everyone can get it at every stage of their life.
But what does it mean? You can wash your face twice a day, use facial creams and cleansers, and yet still have a breakout. WHHHYYYYY?
Dr. Wang Zheng Hu says the location of the acne can actually be a great indicator of what's going on inside your body. Of course, it doesn't apply to each zit. Sometimes the reason your jawline is breaking out is because you spend way too long leaning on your hand at your desk.
Here are some of the most popular causes of acne depending on where it is on your face.
If you commonly get forehead acne, it could be your body's way of saying it needs more sleep. Your liver needs a lot of time to rest at the end of the day, so going to bed early could help prevent those nasty forehead zits. It could also be the cause of poor digestion, so make sure you chew thoroughly and drink a ton of water.
Temples and Between Your Eyebrows
The answer to this one is simple: your diet is too high in fat and processed foods. This is the one we're used to hearing the most: bad diets mean bad acne. So maybe grab some cucumber to satisfy your crunch instead of those yummy, yummy, chips. Specifically for between your brows, avoid late night snacking and alcohol.
The dreaded tip-of-the-nose zit. The one that appeared riiiiight before picture day in high school. Nose pimples are often from not getting enough fresh air or vitamin B (eggs, poultry, spinach). Another reason could be poor circulation in your nose. If you find that the skin on your nose is often peeling, massage the area around your nose daily to increase circulation.
Left Cheek Acne vs Right Cheek Acne
Yes, there's differences between your left and right cheek zits. Your left cheek often means you've been overeating. It can also mean you're too stressed and need to relax. For your right cheek, fast food can be a leading cause of your breakout. If you eat too much sugar or don't get enough fresh air, that could also contribute to the face invasion. The other, more obvious reasons can be unclean pillow cases or dirty phones. For both cheeks, if you have poor dental health it can lead to acne breakouts.
Lip Area Pimples
If you notice most of your breakouts are around your mouth, try eating more fiber, fruits, and veggies. Constipation can cause these nasty little buggers, so you want to make sure you're doing everything you can to help your body out. It could also be as simple as changing your toothpaste.
Chin and Jaw Acne
If you're like me, bedtime snacks are a must. Unfortunately, that's a big contributor to chin and jawline acne. Stress can also be a big factor, so try doing some yoga or meditating to relax, as well as getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Drinking spearmint tea can help prevent this kind of acne.
It's pretty clear to see that acne isn't just a result of puberty. But the more we know about it, the easier it can be to combat those pesky pimples.