What Your Acne is Trying to Tell You About Your Body

It’s happened to all of us: getting that same annoying breakout in the exact same place on our face over and over. Worst of all? Even the best of products never seem to work because these stubborn zits just don’t want to leave!

Well according to face mapping, an ancient Chinese skin practice, the location of the acne on your face is actually determined by internal factors, not external. This means that certain imbalances in your body are causing your skin to freak out and flare up with pimples, redness, and clogged pores. Once you solve the problem from the inside out, you should see a signifcant reduction in the appearance and frequency of your acne.

#1 Forehead/Between the Eyebrows: Acne in this area of the face generally signals digestive issues and/or stress. Your stomach may be having a difficult time digesting the food you’re eating. This may be caused by digestive issues (which in that case, digestive supplements may help) or because you are eating too much greasy, processed, fried foods. This was my problem throughout my teen years. I was super stressed and turned to junk food which caused major acne on my forehead that never seemed to go away, no matter how hard I tried. Once I limited my junk food intake and started eating healthier whole foods like fruits and vegetables, I never saw forehead zits again. Even to this day!

#2 Cheeks: If you commonly get acne on your cheeks, respiratory issues may be to blame. Living in a congested city with tons of pollution, allergies, or even a stuffy room with low circulation could all be culprits. Consider adding fresh oxygen to your home by adding a few plants. And if that’s not your thing, try a humidifier to ease your breathing day and night.

#3 Nose: Acne on the nose generally denotes cardiovascular issues. If you often drink heavy amounts of alcohol, consume spicy foods, or have trouble regulating your blood pressure, you may be prone to acne on the nose. Whether you are aware of potential high blood pressure issues or not, it is important to maintain a healthy diet, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, limiting spicy foods, and incorporating tons of fruits and veggies to keep your heart healthy, and thus nose acne at bay.

#4 Chin: Every month, females far and wide get the dreaded chin pimple, and you guessed it: it’s hormones. During our monthly cycle, our hormones are pretty much all over the place. This hormonal imbalance manifests itself as acne breakouts on the chin. While there isn’t too much we can do to fix this, except wait it out until our cycle is over, knowing why you constantly break out there is important. Knowledge (and concealer!) is power!

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