Good to know: Your pimples’ location reveals their cause
Acne isn’t just the bane of many teenagers’ existence. Adults can suffer from skin problems as well. The search for a treatable root cause can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. This video is here to help: the place where the acne occurs on your body can reveal the true source of the problem.
If you’re getting pimples on your rear end, it could be that your underwear is too tight. Another cause may be general hygiene: be sure to bathe regularly and clean your backside and genitals thoroughly with soap.
2. Chin and neck
More than a few people have to deal with acne in this region, which can be related to consuming too much cheese, yogurt, or other milk products. Try avoiding them for awhile and see if the problem improves.
Sometimes it’s also a matter of overproduction of cortisol by your adrenal glands. This can happen when you’re under a lot of mental stress. If you can deal with the source of stress by trying out some stress-reducing techniques like mindfulness meditation or simply more exercise, your hormones will have a chance to re-balance and the acne should disappear.
3. Shoulders and back
Pimples or zits on the upper back and shoulders can indicate gastrointestinal issues. Try drinking more water, eating less processed food (less refined flour, salt, and sugar) and instead, more veggies and fruits together with protein and, especially, healthy fats.
It could also be worthwhile reducing alcohol and coffee consumption for a while, to help your body’s ability to digest vitamins and minerals. If the problem continues, talk to your doctor.
Acne on your chest could indicate a hormonal imbalance, particularly overproduction of male sex hormones. For women it can help to take artificial hormones such as the pill. Either way it’s not a bad idea to check with your doctor if this problem persists.
You’re getting pimples on your elbows? It could be a sign of an allergic reaction or fungal infection. Try giving up foods like wheat, milk, and eggs, one at a time for a few weeks each, and see if there’s any improvement.
If the acne itches, stop by the dermatologist’s office to get checked. You might just need a prescription cream for it.
If you get acne on your belly, heads up: this could be a sign that you’re eating too much sugar and even that your blood sugar level is out of balance. You don’t want to push that too far — it can lead to diabetes. Try giving up sugar for a few weeks. If the pimples don’t disappear, go see your doctor.
Acne does in fact break out on the legs sometimes. This is usually a sign of a vitamin deficiency or it’s an allergic reaction to a particular cosmetic product.
As you can see, there are a lot of potential causes of acne. If the blemishes are large, painful, or don’t go away on their own or by following some of these tips, be sure to visit a dermatologist.
In any case, it’s always good for our skin to eat well — less fast food and more home-cooked meals, less processed food and more fresh stuff, less juice and soda, more water and tea, etc. And don’t forget to get lots of exercise and sleep!
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