If you’re being plagued by recurring beauty issues but not sure why or what they mean, then you’ve come to the right place. SkinBase has turned detective in order to get to the bottom of beauty mysteries which have been puzzling a number of us for a while. In this blog we explore the likely causes of five common beauty issues you might have…

1. If you are suffering from acne…

Acne can often suggest that it’s time to give certain organs in your body a little extra care and attention. If you have breakouts that last for ages and never seem to clear up then it could be linked to food allergies, or suggest that you’re not drinking enough water or upsetting your digestive system by eating too much junk food.

Breakouts on certain areas of your face can mean certain things – to learn more, check out our previous blog which was all about ‘face mapping‘. And in another blog, we explored different types of acne, its causes and treatment in more depth. Why not have a read and see what you can do to help kick acne to the curb, once and for all!

2. If your nails are yellow, brittle or thick…

Chemicals like soaps and nail polish removers can have a big impact on the health of your nails and hands. To help fix this, we would recommend wearing rubber gloves (time to dig out the marigolds darling!), to wash your dishes and swap to using nail polish remover without acetone. Brittle, thick or discoloured nails can also mean that you might not be getting enough goodness from your diet, particularly in the iron and protein department – so try upping the intake of protein and iron rich foods and hopefully you’ll notice a difference in no time!

3. If you have excessive hair loss…

If your hair is thinning at a fast rate (usually about 100 hairs a day), there could be a number of causes from diabetes to antidepressants or even the birth control you use. If you lead a healthy lifestyle and look after your hair but still notice lots of strands coming out when you brush it, then it might be worth visiting your doctor to try and get to the bottom of the issue. If you’re on birth control or anti-depressants, the doctor might suggest trying a different brand of medication to see if that improves the situation.

4. If you have excessive hair growth…

On the other hand, you might have the opposite problem to above and instead your hair is growing too fast (lucky you!). However, fast hair growth all over your body may be due to a medical condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which means you have a major hormonal imbalance, so it might be worth consulting your doctor if this is the case.

5. If you have small red bumps on the backs of your arms…

Yep, you know the ones. If these annoying little lumps affect you, it might be that you are suffering from a stubborn rash known as Keratosis pilaris which is only treatable with prescription creams and lasers. Another cause could be that you are not getting enough omega-3 oils in your diet, so try loading up on omega-3-rich foods like olive oil, salmon and avocados for a few weeks to see if the condition improves.

It’s important to listen to the needs of your body, that way it might be easier to find a quick fix and avoid numerous visits to the doctor. Also, all of the above explanations are simply possibilities of what your body could be going through. If you have any of the above symptoms, as with all medical issues, it does not mean that you 100% have one of these conditions.

Do you have any of your own beauty mysteries to share and what you have done to try and solve them?

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  • We referred to Keratosis Pilaris above, and if you are a sufferer, or think you are, no doubt you want to learn more about the condition. We’ve scoured the internet and there are lots of helpful tools out there, but this blog from our favs over at All Women Stalk is one of the best!

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