Skin problems have long been a source of annoyance for many people. With all the miracle products out there, people are dead set on getting rid of skin problems as fast as possible.

However, we believe it is time to start considering the reason why these skin problems surface in the first place. One of the most common areas of the face that is prone to skin problems is the forehead. Are you prone to forehead skin problems such as forehead acne, forehead rash or forehead redness? Your problem could be linked to a struggling digestive system.

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There is an ancient Chinese practice called “face reading,” which is based on the idea that you can gain clues about a person's health by simply “reading” his face. Face reading tells us that forehead skin problems are usually linked to problems in the digestive system. Some of these problems are listed below.

Mild dehydration

Our bodies require proper hydration to get rid of waste. Waste accumulates every day when our bodies take in food, water, and oxygen.

Water plays a vital role as it helps the body flush all the waste out. As such, not drinking enough water could lead to toxicity building up in your system and result to forehead acne. To solve this, simply ensure that you are properly hydrated.

Too much fatty, greasy foods

Breaking out on your forehead? Fast food could be the culprit. Too much fatty, greasy foods take a toll on your digestive system as it tends to slow down the digestive process. This, in turn, could be what’s causing your forehead skin problems.

To solve this, try to avoid fast food and processed snacks and desserts as they are the main culprits of forehead skin problems of this type.

Alcohol Overconsumption of alcohol could trigger digestive problems. This stress on the digestive system could be what’s causing forehead skin problems. Photo: Republica / Pixabay

Too much alcohol

Consuming alcohol in copious amounts can impair the movement of your intestines. This, in turn, leads to diarrhea or constipation. These two result in digestive stress and could possibly lead to forehead skin problems. To solve this, drink in moderation.

Lack of sleep

In a 2013 study, researchers reported that there was a link between sleep disturbances and digestive system inflammation. This puts you at risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrom or IBS, while the chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract could lead to Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. Lack of sleep causes digestive stress, which in turn leads to forehead skin problems. In addition to causing digestive stress, lack of sleep also makes you crave fatty, sugary foods as it sends your hormones into disorder. Having too much fatty, sugary foods could also lead to forehead skin problems as they slow down your digestive system. To solve this, simply ensure that you are getting enough sleep.