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Spots: Where & Why You Get Them

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We’re told as teens that we’ll ‘grow out’ of having spots, but in truth thousands of women (not least A-listers Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz) suffer from them well past their twenties and beyond. If you’re still suffering from breakouts yourself, read this handy guide courtesy of to try and understand why blemishes appear and how you can put a stop to them once and for all.

1. Forehead
Spots on the forehead tend to indicate a stressed bladder or digestive system. To help ease this, try increasing your intake or water, green tea and fibre-rich foods that help dispel toxins and excess waste.

Contact spots are also common in this area where grease from the hair can creep onto the face, so try and keep your hair up and out of the way if you’re exercising or between hair washes.

2. Between The Brows
Spots between the eyebrows are thought to be linked to the liver, so they can often crop up the morning after a night out!

They can also be a result of over-indulging in rich or processed food, so try cutting back on foods high in refined sugar, salt and stick to fresh, home cooked meals. Reducing your alcohol intake will not only help see off between brow blemishes, but will also help to brighten your skin. Alcohol is a diuretic which not only causes dehydration but also depletes vital skin nutrients, giving your skin the classic ‘grey’ hue the next day.

3. Cheeks
Typically, the cheeks and nose are related to the lungs, so you may be prone to spots here if you regularly suffer with colds or chest infections.

But if you’re cold-free and have a healthy respiratory system, your phone could be the blemish culprit… The average phone screen supposedly harbours more bacteria than a toilet seat, so make sure you wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe every few days, to avoid spot-causing bacteria transferring to your skin. If you suffer from small spots and redness on the cheeks, it could be a sign of Rosacea.

4. Chin & Jawline
Spots on the chin and along the jawline are often linked to hormonal issues.

They often crop up at the same time of the month or may be linked to contraception, new medication, illness or pregnancy. It is notoriously difficult to treat hormonal acne with topical products alone, you need to take a more holistic approach to restore any imbalances.