Learn What Your Body Needs By Examining Your Common Breakout Spots



For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with breakouts and blemishes.

Somehow, even as I passed through all of the other awkward stages of adolescence, bad skin hung on, improving overall but still plaguing me to this day with occasional flare-ups.

Along the way, I’ve learned that it’s a pretty common problem. Plenty of adults still experience the occasional pimple or bout of acne well into adulthood.

In addition to a handful of other topics — like hair loss in women — adult acne is one of those conversations we all tend to shy away from. It feels embarrassing and vaguely weird to discuss, but the truth is that almost everyone experiences it in some form.

And not only is it common, but you can usually trace bouts of adult acne to specific root causes based on where it appears. This makes it pretty easy to track down the culprit, and adjust your lifestyle and habits accordingly! Remember, you should never pick at a zit, especially not when there’s an easy solution available!

Scroll through the gallery below to find out what root problems are to blame for different pimples and blemishes.

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Breakouts can point to a wide variety of different causes. Pimples can be linked to diet, exercise, and even emotional health.

If you’re getting breakouts in more than one area, multiple factors might be at play.

Below, we’ve outlined the many different areas in which you might be experiencing breakouts — and what it all means about your body and health.

Chin And Jawline

Chin And Jawline

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If you experience acne around your jawline, you can probably chalk it up to hormonal shifts.

This is especially true for women, who go through monthly hormonal cycles that can cause flare-ups.

Going through menopause may also cause some blemishes to appear. Fortunately, they should disappear just as quickly.

Hairline And Forehead

Hairline And Forehead

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This type of acne can usually be linked back to what you’re putting in your hair.

You may be using a product that doesn’t agree with your skin, or you may have to adjust how often you wash your hair.

Surprisingly, the solution may be to wash it slightly less frequently; washing your hair too much can cause your scalp to overproduce oil.



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