What’s Causing Your Acne, Depending On Where You Break Out

by Karen Fong
HEALTH  |  January 10, 2020
  • 1. Forehead
    1 / 8 1. Forehead

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    Pimples on your forehead is a sign of a lack of water. You need to hydrate more to flush the toxins out. A good mug of green tea can be helpful since it’s full of antioxidants.

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  • 2. T-zone
    2 / 8 2. T-zone

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    Your nose is linked to the liver so bad pimples in this area could be a sign of a liver issue.

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  • 3. Around the eyes
    3 / 8 3. Around the eyes

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    Not only is the skin around the eyes generally delicate, it is also connected to the kidneys, so pimples in this area could be another sign that you’re dehydrated.

    (Also read: 5 Foods That Prevent Breakouts – And 5 That Make Them Worse)

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  • 4. Upper cheeks
    4 / 8 4. Upper cheeks

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    The tops of the cheeks are linked to the lungs and so pollution could be the cause of pimple problems here. Closer to home, they could also be caused by using your phone or sleeping on a dirty pillow.

    (Also read: Dirty Kitchen Habits That Cause Food Poisoning)

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  • 5. Lower cheeks
    5 / 8 5. Lower cheeks

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    Lower down, pimples on the cheeks can be a sign of poor dental hygiene. Don’t forget to brush and floss regularly.

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  • 6. Nose
    6 / 8 6. Nose

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    Bad pimples on the nose can be a sign of high blood pressure. The best way to remedy this is to improve your diet. Reduce salt intake and eat more fruits and vegetables.

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  • 7. Ears
    7 / 8 7. Ears

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    Even your ears can’t escape pimples sometimes. Breakouts in this area can also signify dehydration. So once again, don’t forget to stay hydrated.

    (Also read: 8 Surprising Causes of Adult Acne, And How to Prevent It)

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  • 8. Chin
    8 / 8 8. Chin

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    Pimples on your chin are a sign of bad digestion. Improve your eating habits to keep digestion running smoothly and you’ll see these pimples quickly disappear.

    A version of this story first appeared in CLEO.

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