Breakouts in this area can suggest problems with your digestive system (you could have a hard time breaking down certain foods), imbalances in your gut or a troubled liver. Too much sugar, refined starches, alcohol and the build-up of toxins (external and internal) in your body could be the problem.
If you are a worry wort, have a quick temper, are permanently stressed (when those cortisol levels go through the roof), and get poor or very little sleep, this can also lead to breakouts on your forehead.
If you feel any of this applies to you and you need help on what to do, check out the details on gut health, sleeping problems and stress here
Also, make sure food triggers
are not a problem. The forehead is where you are more likely to manifest acne as a result of food allergies (like dairy) so pay particular attention to this if you are allergy prone.
A few things you can do. Cut out sugars, refined starches and alcohol. To reduce inflammation caused by an imbalanced gut, add probiotics to your diet and take a zinc supplement. Avoid fizzy drinks and slug back lots of water to flush out the toxins. Try starting the day with lemon water or dandelion tea to help support the liver. Also get lots of exercise to sweat out the bad stuff. And find a way to reduce your stress levels so you can sleep better.
Protect your skin from external toxins (AKA polluted air) by using products which include that wonderful free radical fighter, Vitamin E. We recommend the Nivea Clear & Perfect and IQ Dermaquench ranges both of which contain powerful anti-oxidants to protect your skin.
And don't forget to check the less obvious causes like a fringe, hair products and headgear coming into close contact with the forehead.
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