Those cheeky two, three (or many more) bumps residing on the forehead are often caused by an unbalanced diet. If leftover pizza is your breakfast go-to (cold slice on a Saturday morning not included), this could be the culprit. Try introducing loads of leafy green vegetables into your food plan – with room for a cheat day, of course – to see if it has an impact.
An unwelcome little visitor, right between your well-sculpted brows, that’s all too tricky to hide. Bad news. Your liver’s causing this one. Slow down on the alcohol, gang, the toxins found within it are trouble for our skin. Try drinking a large glass of hot water and lemon each morning. Not quite as delicious as a crisp (bottle of) rosé, but needs must.
It’s like nose spots know to appear at the very tip. Surprisingly, these spots could be the result of high blood pressure (and dirty makeup brushes, FYI). Reducing meat intake might help a little, as well as eating and drinking more of the ‘good stuff’, ripe in omega 3. It’s a good idea to check the expiry dates of your makeup too, or your pores are sure to suffer.
There are a number of causes for that contour line of pimples on your cheekbones – usually, an unclean blusher brush. Or your mobile phone. Make sure to clean it regularly with antibacterial wipes, or a whole lot of germs will transfer to your face with every phone call/every time you drop it on your face in bed. Your pillowcase harbours bacteria too, more on that here.
Blaming this one on the hormones (especially if you’re a woman over the age of 25). Hormonal acne usually appears around the chin area in large, red bumps, or smaller whiteheads that never break the surface. Your body could be over-producing oil, which combines on the skin’s surface and clogs pores. The chin is also the part of our face we touch a lot. Crack out the hand sanitiser.Book a cleansing facial
There are a number of sweat glands on the back of your neck, and a build up of oil and bacteria are strong candidates for spot formation. Try wearing man-made fibres more often, and looser clothing (and jumping in the shower straight after a workout – or hefty night on the dancefloor). Good to know though, sweat flushes the skin of debris too, so it’s not all bad.
Deep breath, this one stings. Spots on your chest and back could be caused by your wardrobe. Yep, clothes. Clingy fabrics that trap heat, dirt and grime on unwashed attire, strong detergents that your skin just doesn’t like, and too-tight bra straps (causing irritation and acne) – all of it could be encouraging pimple cameos across your chest and back. Clean everything, regularly, with sensitive-skin products. Maybe lounge around in baggy clothing more often too (result).
There you go, the anatomy of spots. For a real deep clean of your skin, a facial is a good go-to, extracting clogged pores and resurfacing fresh skin cells. A full body exfoliation can help too (it works a treat at removing dead skin). If you are struggling with continual acne, head to your doctors, there might be a medical solution.
From back to forehead – this is why you have acne in these nine places
Another day, another cheeky spot that’s made its way onto our body in the night (so sly). It’s not how it looks (no yellow-tinged pimple will distract from that smile of yours), it’s that it’s damn uncomfortable. Turns out, that pulsating pimple could be trying to tell you something; as each affected area relates to something going on internally. We’re decoding our spots – place by place – figuring out the cause and how you can shift them.
By Rachel Spedding
Book your next (and every) beauty treatment on Treatwell.
Find the best salons near you, 24/7, online. The best bit? There’s 20% off for new customers. Use code NICETOSEEYOUSearch Treatwell
Aside from 5pm on a Friday evening, not much beats that new nail feeling. A mani has us walking down the street high-fiving anyone who’ll take it. But when the nail beds need some nurturing, where does our own Treatwell community head for a fix up? We did some digging in the office, and asked our insiders for their top spots, because we’re nosey like that, but also because there's nothing like an insider tip to ensure you'll walk out happy. With so many top-rated salons nearby, available for booking 24/7, it’s nice to let someone make the decision for…Read more
Getting rid of acne can be a lengthy and complex process. If you've embarked on a series of professional anti-acne skincare treatments then it's vital to get your at home regime up to scratch as well. As tempting as it is to throw money at the situation, experts agree that expensive creams and luxurious lotions can be a recipe for disaster for easily-irritated acne prone skin types. Instead they recommend a slew of simple, but effective back-to-basics products that allow your skin to settle down and boost the efficacy of any treatments you're investing in. And here they are! All tried…Read more
Stubborn skin issues suck. Especially adult acne. Before you hit the high street looking for DIY solutions, take our advice and put your complexion in the hands of the experts. Here’s why a targeted anti-acne facial could kickstart the healing process... If you’re battling severe acne you’ll know there’s no such thing as a miracle cure. ‘Healing happens over a period of time, and requires you to adjust more than just your cleansing routine to see results,’ explains skincare expert Penny McQue from the Michaeljohn medispa. Although they offer a wide range of treatments, Penny tells us that the Acnepro…Read more