• Is Your Face Trying to Tell You Something? {And, What It’s Saying}

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    Ever wonder why you’re breaking out on a certain area of your face? Hoboken nutritionist Sabrina Sarabella shares the different parts of your face that will tell you what each area of your face {and any disruptions to it} mean!

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    While there are a ton of tests in the world to tell us different things about our body — we often forget that the largest organ in our body can tell us a ton about our skin. In fact, your face call tell you a lot of things about your health, too. Here are a few things to note about your skin {be it clear or not} — and what to eat/do about it.

     

    Forehead

    The top of the head has a connection to the digestive system and bladder. If you tend to break out in this area you may need increase water consumption and eat more whole foods. Incorporating yoga and exercises to help improve digestion can also help. This is also an area where little bumps can appear due to a dairy intolerance.

    If this is happening to you, try removing dairy and see what happens! 

    Middle of the Forehead

    This area is connected to the liver —  which is the detoxing organ of your body. If you find yourself breaking out in this area it could indicate that you drank too much alcohol, had too many fried foods, or possibly have a food allergy. If this is problem area for you then look to reduce use of alcohol and fast foods with high fat.

    Increase consumption of foods that help support the liver such as garlic, lemons, cabbage, and dandelion.

    Cheeks

    The cheeks often give insight into the lungs and any sort of respiratory distress. Smokers or people who suffer from allergies tend to have broken capillaries or congestion in this area. It can also be linked to low absorption of nutrients and a slow metabolism. Pimples in this area can be linked to dirty cell phones {ew!!!} or touching your face with your hands too much. Be sure to always keep your hands clean and off of your face, try to use an ear piece when using a cell phone. You may also look into using a toner on your face in this area to help keep your skin clean and clear.

    Increase consumption of foods that help support the lungs — such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili peppers and pomegranates.

    Eyes

    Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes can relate back to kidney and adrenal issues. Be sure that you are properly supporting your adrenals by controlling stress levels, taking down time and keeping blood sugar stable throughout the day by eating small meals. Investing in a good eye cream will also help to cover up dark circles too.

    Nose

    Reddening around the nose can be related to high blood pressure and also the early stages of rosacea. Breakouts in this area can indicate and internal flair up or inflammation.

    If the nose is your problem area then increase the amounts of essential fatty acids in your diet, such as wild salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts.

    Chin

    Breakouts here can indicate a hormonal imbalance and also increased amount of stress. The chin also links to the small intestine so food allergies can also show up in this area of the body. If you notice that breakouts occur at your time of the month in this area, start to pay extra attention to your skin at this time.

    Reduce any foods that are high in hormones like dairy or meats and eat foods that help to regulate hormones. It is also important to reduce stress and get plenty of sleep to help keep this area blemish free.

    Neck

    Adrenal stress can also show up on the neck, and flushing is very common. Address your adrenals by controlling stress levels with proper diet balanced with cortisol lowering activities like yoga or leisure walking.

     

    Want to learn more about your body and tips to eating and living in a healthy way? Visit SabrinaSarabella.com!


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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