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Facial Blemishes Could Indicate Internal Issues. Here’s What Your Skin Says About Your Health

By Andrew Alpin, 12 April

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You may have read in many health forums how your skin reflects your internal health. People who drink more water, sleep better and eat healthy food have clear radiant skin. Those who binge on processed foods, sugar, caffeine and alcohol and also suffer from a stressful sedentary lifestyle are always prone to skin breakouts. Too many of us, blemishes may be a random condition that appear on the cheek, nose, chin and forehead for no apparent reason but for a dermatologist, these zonal marks are reflective of issues concerning your health. Dermatologists and skin professionals can use the condition of your face to detect a variety of health issues that you may be suffering form such as dehydration, stress, breathing problems, hormonal imbalances and many more. Here’s what your skin and facial blemishes say about your health and what you can do about it.

1Forehead (Bladder & Intestine)

Blemishes on the forehead reflect issues in the bladder and intestines which mean digestive system issues and stress. Facial blemishes on the forehead could be due to oily hair, excess sweat or makeup. But if these aren’t the problem then your skin is reacting to digestive and dietary problems. The forehead especially is prone to respond to digestion having a problem breaking down food. Poor digestion could be because of a virus, improper diet or eating too fast. This could also indicate bladder problems and dehydration. A stressful lifestyle and insomnia can dehydrate you which shows on your forehead. You can integrate enzyme rich foods in your diet such as papaya, pineapple, avocado, olive oil and mangoes. Drink 6 -8 glasses of water and one immediately after waking up. Get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.

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2T-Zone (Liver & Stomach)

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Facial blemishes on your T-Zone could be due to a increase of toxins caused by dehydration, excessive alcohol and oily food. Alcohol affects stomach acid and drives toxins to various parts of your body. Fast food and processed food can cause blemishes on your T zone. The fats and oils used cooking such foods can lead to an imbalance in your abdomen. Excess sugar can affect hormones and insulin resistance. The only way to fix this is to reduce alcohol, and avoid fatty and sugary foods.

Facial blemishes on your T-Zone

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3Nose (Blood Pressure, Poor Circulation, Salt Intake)

A facial blemish on the nose is your body’s response to emotional stress and poor circulation. High blood pressure can cause blackheads and pimples on the nose. So will high cholesterol, stress, excess alcohol and unhealthy fats. Additional triggers that cause such blemishes like blackheads on the nose are anxiety, grief, depression and repression of anger. The best way to fix this is a good exercise routine. The American Health Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise thrice a week to improve circulation. Consume healthy fats derived from avocados and peanut butter. Avoid unhealthy fats and spicy foods to reduce inflammation. Fiber rich foods like oats can reduce and maintain your cholesterol.

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4Lip Area (hormones & intestines)

Facial blemishes on the lip areas could indicate ovulation, menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalances. The region can break out in blemishes depending on the time of your menstrual cycle and your type of hormonal imbalance. While some women could experience blemishes during their menstruation, others could get blemishes during ovulation which is the 14th day. Lip acne is also a sign of lack of fiber. If it gets to severe you could consult your doctor about the possibility of using a contraceptive pill to check hormonal imbalances. Don’t take them yourself. Consume fiber rich foods such as healthy greens like oats, green vegetables and fruits. Abdominal massages can help to a certain extent and so will yoga exercises which will stimulate a gentle circulation during menstrual cycles.

Facial blemishes on the lip areas

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5Chin (Stomach, Kidney, reproductive organs)

This could indicate hormonal problems dehydration and oily food. Facial blemishes on the chin occur during physiological changes in your 20’s and 30’s. Oily food also causes facial blemishes on the chin. Consume an enzyme rich diet with food such as papaya, pineapple avocado, mangoes and olive oil. Increase your intake of water and drink a glass of water when you wake up in the morning. Consult your doctor to keep hormonal imbalances in check with a contraceptive pill.

Facial blemishes on Chin

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6Ears & Temples & Under Eyes (Kidneys)

This too can indicate dehydration, excess oil production and stress. Lack of sleep can also cause an outbreak. But facial blemishes in this area are always linked to kidney issues and hydration. Increase your water intake to 8 glasses daily including one in the morning. Ensure you get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.

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7Cheeks (Lungs & Respiratory System)

Blemishes on this area could indicate allergies, smoking, dirt from bedding, phones and pollution. Blemishes on the upper cheeks are linked to the liver while the right cheek is linked to the lungs. Poor skin tone in this area can be triggered by asthma, allergies, pollutants, cigarette smoke and lack of exercise. Gum disease and excess sugar intake could also be an issue as cheeks are linked to the mouth as well. The best way to fix this is through exercise, meditation, yoga, reducing sugar and consuming hydrating foods like melons, grapefruit cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries. Moderate aerobic exercise is also recommended.

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8Jawline (Hygiene & stomach)

This could be due to dirt and oily food as the jawline is the main epicenter for blemishes and acne caused by greasy food. Eat healthy fats and avoid all processed food and unhealthy fats. Avocadoes are rich in healthy fats as well as peanut butter or almond butter. Eat hydrating fruits as mentioned earlier. Reduce your dairy intake as well as sugar.

Blemishes on Jawline

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9Neck (Thyroid)

This could indicate illness where an underactive thyroid will mean a reduction in levels of progesterone caused by a lack of the thyroid hormone. This causes breakouts and acne. Progesterone is a main key to combating acne. Consume foods rich in vitamin A like dark leafy greens, carrots, squash, fish and tropical fruity. Consult with your doctor about taking contraceptive pills to boost progesterone.

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