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Posted on December 8, 2014

What are your breakouts telling you?


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Your skin is a very good indicator of what’s going on inside your body. Usually, when someone has breakouts on repeated areas, it could be a sign that something more is happening internally.

While genes have a huge impact on whether or not someone is or will be prone to acne, there’s no harm in learning a bit about face mapping and finding out what your spots could be trying to tell you.

Forehead acne

Breakouts around the forehead could mean that you don’t get enough sleep, you eat a lot of sugary foods and are generally under a lot of stress.

Suggestions: Go to bed earlier and try to find a regular sleeping pattern. If you can, do some light exercise (about 20 – 30 minutes a day) to help you have a sounder sleep. Practice some meditation to help you feel calmer and cut down on sugar foods.

Between the brows

This could mean that you consume more alcohol than you should and that you have a few too many late night snacks – uh oh!

Suggestions: Cut down on the booze and smoke – you’ve probably been told that a million times before! Avoid late night snacks and include lighter foods in your diet.

Left cheek

Acne on your lower left cheek could be a sign of poor dental health, while left cheek acne in general could mean that you sleep on that side of your face a lot.

Suggestions: Be sure to take good care of your teeth and floss regularly. Practice good hygiene by changing your pillows and duvet covers every few days.  It’s also a good idea to avoid overeating – particularly junk food.

acne means

Right cheek

Again, acne on your lower right cheek could be a sign of poor dental health. Break outs on your right cheek in general could mean you sleep on that side of your face.

Suggestions: Be sure to take good care of your teeth and floss regularly. Practice good hygiene by changing your pillows and duvet covers every few days.  Make sure you clean your mobile phone as well, all those late night calls could play a role in this too.


This could mean that you eat a lot of processed foods and not enough fruit and vegetables.

Suggestions: Avoid eating too much junk food and try to eat more foods that have a high water content. i.e. cucumbers and celery. It’s also a good idea to practice better hygiene by not having your hair in your face.


Lip acne could be a sign that you eat a lot of spicy foods and not enough fiber. It could also be an indication that you’re using the wrong toothpaste too!

Suggestions: Cut down on the Mexican and get some more fiber into your system! Also,  switch your toothpaste and try using something without fluoride for a while. This might or mightn’t make a difference, but sure give it a try!

Chin and jaw line

Breakouts around this area of your face are usually linked to hormones.

Suggestions: Take more omega-3’s to help regulate your hormones, and if you can, get checked out for any hormone imbalances. Avoid eating before going to bed and try to reduce stress as much as possible.

It is important to remember that this is just a general guideline and it may not be the case for everyone. While diet changes and topical treatments won’t help you get rid of acne completely, they can help you regulate it! No matter what you think is causing your breakouts, be sure to drink a lot of water!

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Posted on October 24, 2014

Dream Dots for Spots

product review


I was kindly sent this product for review and I must say, I was pretty impressed with the results.

Anyone who is prone to outbreaks can be very skeptical of products that claim to work overnight. Like any normal person, I dismiss such claims and continue on my quest to find the ‘perfect’ spot product to help me get rid of those little buggers.

Of course, Dream Dots for Spots was no different.

After one night of using this product I saw very little improvement (I was even starting to think it made my skin worse). Since I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about this product, I decided to give it another go and I have to say, I’m very glad I did.

Before I get into the nitty gritty of it all, I think it’s a good idea to show you how this product actually works:

dream dots for spots


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As you can see, it is very simple and it doesn’t take much time to apply at all. One packet comes with 24 patches inside and it costs €14.95. You can also get a double packet of 48 patches which costs €30.00.

According to their website, Dream Dots isn’t just a sticker –

It’s a unique super absorbent hydro matrix patch device. It targets spots and breakouts overnight using no harsh ingredients, yet gives dramatically effective results. With a 100% waterproof, breathable, satin-smooth, wafer-thin surface, it acts seamlessly as a second skin, conforming to any contour of the face. On contact with the spot, the patented core locks in and absorbs the spot exudate. A moist healing environment is formed, maintaining ideal pH balance, temperature and hydration levels while sealing in repair factors, which leads to faster healing. Pain is reduced as nerve endings are cushioned and protected in this moist condition. The patch swells and turns white overnight as it absorbs exudate giving a visible reduction in redness and inflammation when removed in the morning.

From my experience of using Dream Dots, I have to say that it is a product that needs to be used over a couple of nights to get the best results. It didn’t do anything for me overnight – not a lot of products do, but after day 2 I started to see some amount of improvement!

Overall, this is definitely a product I’ll be keeping near by. I especially like the fact that it isn’t a cream so you can get away with wearing it during the day by simply hiding it under your hair – or weave – whichever works best for you!

Now for some pros and cons of Dream Dots for Spots:


  • Easy to apply
  • Quite effective after 2-3 days
  • Great packaging
  • Super portable – you can hide it in your wallet
  • You can pretty much wear it anywhere
  • Available to purchase online


  • Can be sore when removing
  • Slightly overpriced

I wouldn’t say it would work for severe acne sufferers but it definitely gets the job done for the odd spot or two – you know, the ones that usually appear before a big day? Yup, those exact ones! So if you’re prone to sneaky spot outbreaks then this product is worth giving a try!

If you want to learn more about the science behind Dream Dots you can find all the deets here. For those of you who have already used it, I’d love to know how you got on! Feel free to share your thoughts down below 🙂

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