What your facial acne is trying to tell you

What your facial acne is trying to tell you

What your facial acne is trying to tell you

Breakouts more than often have a tendency to appear when you least expect them. Sometimes it can almost seem like pimples can sense when an important day or event is coming up. Although breakouts are best known for being your enemy, they actually might be trying to tell you something about your body and overall health. First understood through Chinese medicines along with the knowledge of leading dermatologists, ‘face mapping’ your breakouts is an excellent way to keep up to date with your body. Check out our face mapping list below to find out what your breakouts mean for you.

Forehead Acne 

Forehead acne is associated with your digestive system and can mean a diet change should be considered. Ditch the soda completely and load up on water to flush out the toxins along with opting for fresh fruits and vegetables to improve digestion. Reducing your intake of dairy will also help here as well as 20-30 minutes a day of light exercise. Sleeping early while aiming for at least 8 hours of sleep will also relax your liver overnight, ensuring that your body will be energised for the following day.

From your brows to your nose. 

Acne around your temples and between your brows point to dehydration and hygiene. Make sure you’re thoroughly taking off your makeup while cleansing the skin of oils, sweat and dirt. Also, look after your kidneys by keeping cool during hot weather with cool foods like cucumber or watermelon. Eating lighter foods like butter or cheese can also help you out, but bare in mind, that too much of anything is always a bad idea.

If your breakouts appear on your nose, it could be due to your heart and blood pressure. This is where you’ll need to take into account of your vitamin levels. You can reduce your nose acne by cutting out pungent foods that involve garlic and other heavy spices, while looking for ways to boost your Vitamin B levels; start by eating healthy fats like avocado, nuts and fish and by getting more fresh air.

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Cheeks. 

Cheek acne can be linked to your respiratory system as well as your diet. If you do not smoke or have allergies, then cheek acne could be related to your body overheating, eating cooling foods is also required here. The amount of junk food you eat may also be involved in cheek acne as well as overeating. Dirty or unclean pillows may also be a culprit here if you tend to sleep on either side of your face where the acne appears.

Chin and jawline.

Chin and jawline acne are most likely associated with hormones and your period. My time of the month breakout tends to occur one week before my period, like a signal, letting my body know of what’s to come. Try boosting your fibre intake and drinking herbal teas in order to soothe these sorts of breakouts. Chin and jawline acne can also tell you when you are ovulating and on which side! Also, as hard as it is to resist binging on chocolate and chips during your period, you’ll be saving your skin a lot of damage if you instead reach for fresh, green salad.

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Ceyda Erem

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