As your body’s largest organ—and biggest defender—your skin sure can take a hit. But, sometimes, the repercussions of protecting your insides can get bumpy (pun intended), resulting in a variety of irritations more commonly known as breakouts. Whether it be one lone pimple or a family of zits, it’s safe to say that at one point or another, we have all experienced the occasional bout of acne. And, while dirt and debris can play a key role in clogged pores and blemished skin, they aren’t necessarily the only culprit. Our complexions are like a mirror that reflects what’s going on inside our bodies—from poor diet to hormonal fluctuations to allergies—so, with a better understanding of why we are experiencing breakouts in certain areas of our face, we can start to read and understand why breakouts are happening in the first.