Consequently there's been lots of dust and things in the air and it has played havoc with my skin. Turns out I have a dust allergy, I break out on my cheeks, right in the allergy zone, I've been breaking out since we started packing.
I read an amazing article by Beauty Gypsy which is here please, please go and check it out, as it is wonderful.
|Picture credit Beauty Gypsy|
The point to the facial map is that where on the face your spots/acne are, can indicate what is causing them! For example, I was getting a breakout, on zone 9 and 10 which according to the facial map:
'Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!' -Beauty Gypsy
You have to go and check it out, it's a wonderful little resource, definitely pretty accurate for me anyway. I started taking some anti allergy tablets and it cleared up my cheeks within days. Check it out!