Why You Keep Getting the Same Pimple Over and Over Again
Have you ever wondered why every two weeks you always seem to get a breakout on your cheeks or forehead — like, in the exact same spot? Well, the truth is that dirt isn't the only thing causing pimples. There are other factors that have nothing to do with your skin care regimen: Things like your hairstyling products, waxing schedule and hormones can initiate a breakout. And you can often pinpoint the problem by the location of the pimples.
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The ancient art of Chinese face-mapping connected areas of the complexion with internal issues (for example, a pimple between the brows could have been a sign of an ailing liver) but we're not taking things that far. But those same blackheads between your arches could mean you need to rethink your brow waxing appointments.
We spoke with Kerry Wall, the brand manager and esthetician for The Organic Pharmacy in NYC, to get a better look at acne culprits (and solutions) based on where it's happening. That way, when hormone-induced pimples pop up on your chin every month, you'll have a plan of attack prepared.