What's causing your spots?

If you are striving for clear skin, half the battle is to understand what's causing your spots. Believe it or not, spots can indicate a lot about a person's health and well-being. This guide the causes of pimples and breakouts will help you to understand what your spots really mean.

Spots on you forehead

The experts believe that spots on your forehead indicate how well your body is coping with toxins. Spots around your eyebrows and temples could be related to stress.

Hair products, styling gel or oil from your hair could also be causing the spots on your forehead. If you have a fringe, try to wear it off your face until your skin clears up.

Spots on your chin

It's common for women to get a few spots on their chin around the time of their periods. These are due to hormone fluctuations. There's little you can do to avoid this completely, although certain brands of contraceptive pill have been known to reduce breakouts.

One interesting claim by dermatologists is that you can tell which ovary you are ovulating from by which side of your chin the spots appear on.

Spots around your mouth

Small red lumps are common around your mouth at certain times during the monthly cycle. The cause is still unknown, but experts believe that it is probably related to toxin elimination.

One thing to watch out for is an unusual increase in the amount of spots you get around your mouth, and increased hair growth around the mouth and chin. This could be related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects 1 in 10 women.

Spots on your cheeks

In Chinese medicine, your cheeks are related to your lungs and it's common to get a few spots in this area if you're suffering from a cold, flu or lung infection.

A poor diet may also be causing spots on your cheeks - heavily processed foods can cause congestion in the large intestine which may trigger spots on your lower cheeks and around your jawline.

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