Breaking the Code of Breakouts: What Does Your Acne Mean?

Episode 107 · November 15th, 2018 · 10 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

All breakouts aren’t created equal.

In fact, the location of a cluster of acne can tell you a lot about your body. Forehead breakouts mean something different than chin breakouts, for example.

Nutrition expert Susan Ciminelli returns to map out the causes behind our acne breakouts.

Forehead Acne:
The forehead is one of the most common places for acne. But no one likes rocking a tiara of zits.

To understand forehead breakouts, Susan says to look to the small intestine.

“Your digestive system is not on autopilot,” she says. “Just because there’s food in your stomach does not mean that you’re going to digest your food.”

Anxiety, eating too quickly, and eating right before bed can all cause stress to the digestive enzymes in your system.

Since your digestive and nervous systems are not running optimally, neither is your skin. Remember that the next time you eat a snack before bed.

The Rub on Rosacea
“Rosacea comes from overly acidic blood,” Susan explains. “The typical American diet is very high in acid, like sugar, meat, and all kinds of processed foods.

But there are other reasons to avoid a highly acidic diet. An acidic environment facilitates bacterial growth and depresses the immune system.

“Brown rice is a neutralizer for your gut. And fermented foods can really help with rosacea,” Susan suggests.

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