Face Mapping: What Your Acne Is Telling You
Did you know that your breakouts are not random coincidences? There is a famous theory called “face mapping.” You can learn a lot about your overall health based on where breakouts pop up on your face, so it’s time to listen to your spots! Depending on whether it’s your forehead, nose, brows, or cheeks, each area gives an insight into the underlying cause. Hormones, diet, poor hygiene, stress, or an issue with an internal organ are all factors that could trigger acne in a particular spot. Are you ready to decode your pimples?
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Zone #1: The Forehead
Pimples here are often linked to the digestive system and may indicate that you’re having a hard time breaking down certain foods. When a pimple arises in this location, it might be a wake-up call that you are overeating sugar or processed foods. Forehead acne can also be flared up by stress and irregular sleep schedules. Try spending a few minutes relaxing to de-stress and get some sleep. Also, drink some lemon water to help yourself digest better!
Zone #2: Nose
Your nose is connected to your lungs and heart. This is a very common place for pimples and blackheads to show up because the oil glands in this area are larger. Possible causes of nose acne may occur from stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hot foods. To combat breakouts in this area, you can resolve emotional issues or try cutting back on spicy foods, salt, and meat.
Zone #3: Cheeks
Breakouts on the cheeks are related to the respiratory system. Pimples can quickly arise by touching your face, holding your phone (that is prone to bacteria build-up) against your cheek, friction from the pillow you sleep on or not washing your makeup brushes monthly.
Zone #4: Chin
Did these pimples show up around your time of the month? Hormones, menstruation, or pregnancy cause chin acne. These fluctuations often result in inflammation, excessive oil production, and clogged skin cells. Although there is little that can be done to prevent the few blemishes that show up once a month, plenty of exercises and clean, healthy eating is a step in the right direction.
Zone #5: Brows
Acne around the brows is linked to your gallbladder and liver. If you’re getting breakouts in this location, try eating less processed or junk food and reduce the amount of fat in your diet. Pimples come out to play when there is an overindulgence of unhealthy foods, alcohol, or a food allergy. If you cut down on sugar, fatty foods, and late-night snacks, this can be avoided. Stick with healthy choices as much as you can!
Acne is a serious concern for many people. Overall, it is so important to understand why you may be breaking out. We hope this step-by-step breakdown will open your eyes to each zone and their specific causes!