Not long ago I wrote an blog article/video about double cleansing to get rid of tiny bumps on your forehead (if you haven’t seen this blog post yet, check it out!).
Double cleansing with an oil or oil-based cleanser and washcloth has helped A LOT of people completely clear up those tiny raised bumps covering their foreheads, and also smoothing out their skin. (I love double cleansing with oil, and in fact this is my number #1 go-to technique to keep my skin soft, smooth, and bump-free).
But, there are some of you who tried this out and it didn’t get rid of the bumps. Or, it didn’t get rid of it completely.
When I get your emails I’m always nodding my head because I understand the frustration of trying all sorts of things out, and it feels like nothing works.
The reality is not one thing is going to work for everyone. But, the more options I give you and different things to try, hopefully eventually something will click and work. Also, even though breakouts and acne appear on the surface of your skin, a lot of times the cause is coming from something going on from the inside. No matter what you put on your skin or do to it, nothing will help until you start addressing your health by improving your diet and lifestyle.
So today, I want to go over 3 foods I know for sure cause those tiny bumps on your forehead.
If you’ve got tiny bumps covering your forehead, I recommend cutting out all 3 foods today. RIGHT NOW!
3 Foods Causing Tiny Bumps On Your Forehead
All milk products including: milk, cream, yogurt, cheese, sour cream, coffee creamer, ice cream, frozen yogurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese, powdered milk, condensed milk, canned milk syrup, creamy drinks and deserts, etc.
Dairy products are one of the worst foods for breakouts, adult acne, and skin problems.
The reason why dairy can be so bad for those of you with acne-prone skin is because dairy products can be adversely affecting your body and hormones in a myriad of ways. Some of you might have an allergy or sensitivity to dairy, an inability to digest dairy products properly, or the hormones and carbohydrates found in dairy products might be throwing your own hormones levels off balance – all of which could be the root cause of your skin issues.
With taking dairy out of your diet, it’s important to take everything out, every last drop. This includes the drop of cream you put in your tea or coffee. You must cut all of it out (because for many of you, even just a drop or two of milk can cause severe acne and breakouts – so best to eliminate it completely from your diet).
And this includes organic and raw milk products too. It doesn’t matter if it’s organic or not. All milk products have natural occurring hormones in the milk and possibly a high carbohydrate load that can cause hormone fluctuations causing those bumps on your forehead.
Sugars, Sweeteners & Syrups
All foods, sauces, desserts, and snacks made with sweeteners including: sugar, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, malt syrup, etc. Make sure to read the labels on the foods you’re buying at the grocery store. Many times these items like pasta sauces, bottled salad dressings, ketchup, chilli sauces, chips and snack foods all contain sugar (and sometimes a lot of it!).
When it comes to sugar and those small raised bumps on your forehead, it doesn’t matter if it’s a “healthy dessert” or an “organic sweetener” you bought at the health food store, or processed candy or soda. ALL foods and drinks made with sugars and sweeteners could very well be causing those raised bumps all over your forehead.
The reason for this is sugar causes inflammation in the body, and whenever you eat anything with sugar or sweeteners, it raises your blood sugar which can stimulates your body to overproduce pore clogging oil and sebum. If your body is producing too much oil and sebum, it’s going to clog your pores and cause those raised bumps on your forehead.
When it comes to those tiny bumps on your forehead, what I’ve seen over and over again with my coaching clients that have bumpy foreheads is once they cut the sugar out of their diet and ditch the dairy – their foreheads completely clear up. Out of all foods that cause breakouts, these are the two that directly affect the forehead and cause those raised bumps.
Now, many people ask me what about fruit, should you be cutting out high carb fruits like bananas? My response is always to ask first if you are still eating chocolate, sugary cereals, drinking soda, alcohol, or juice? If you’re still eating processed foods, sugary desserts or drinks, I wouldn’t even worry about the fruit. Start with getting rid of junk food, high crab drinks like soda, juices, and alcohol, before even worrying about fruit.
But, if you’re already eating a super healthy diet and haven’t touched anything made with sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, for at least 2-3 months, and your skin is just getting worse – then I would suggest experimenting with reducing quantities of tropical and high glycemic fruits from your diet. Many times it’s reducing portions and quantities of fruit that can make a difference, as opposed to cutting it out completely.
Most people gasp when I tell them they’ve got to let go of their beloved coffee. But it’s true, coffee is the worst for your skin, and could very well be what’s causing those tiny bumps on your forehead.
In fact, I used to have those tiny bumps myself, and it wasn’t only on my forehead, but I’d also get tiny bumps on my chest, shoulders and upper arms. When I got off coffee, the bumps went away. Over the years I’ve re-visited coffee at different times, and whenever I’d start drinking it again, those horrible bumps would come back. And I’ll be honest, it would take a good 2-4 weeks of being off of coffee for my skin to completely clear up, and get smooth again.
Like sugar, the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant. And therefore, for those of you with tiny bumps on your forehead or have adult acne, it’s stimulating your body to overproduce oil and sebum which is clogging up your pores and causing a bumpy texture on your skin.
Getting off of coffee is worth it, especially for clear, smooth, radiant, youthful skin (I find coffee gives people a very grey, dehydrated complexion. If you want your skin to be vibrant and glow again, definitely ditch the coffee).
For best results (super smooth skin), do this…
Check out my blog post & video about my special double cleansing facial cleansing technique to get rid of the bumps on your forehead. I find by doing the double cleansing with an oil or oil-based cleanser, plus omitting these 3 foods (dairy, sugar, and coffee) from your diet – you’ll get the best results.
The double cleansing thoroughly cleanses all buildup on the surface of your skin, and the diet changes will reduce the amount of oil and sebum your body is producing. Together, they’ll keep your pores unclogged and your skin healthy, bright, and smooth.