FACE MAPPING: What Your Acne Is Trying To Tell About Your Health

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There is an array of self-proclaimed beauty products out there aimed at evicting breakouts. But getting rid of acne isn’t always as simple as starting a new skincare regimen or using a killer spot treatment. Sometimes, acne is triggered by an internal problem that will only clear up after that problem is resolved. This stubborn acne might actually reveal you a lot about what’s going on in your body.

According to some alternative medicine practices, the area where your acne shows up can give you important hints about your internal well-being. The practice called “face-mapping” is used for the same. Face mapping is a popular method in ancient Chinese medicine & Ayurveda practice that focuses on the location of skin diseases on your face to detect its underlying cause.

We’ve charted out a list of 7 acne hot zones that could be signalling you about your health. Please take note that having a pimple or two in one of these areas doesn’t eventually mean you have a serious health issue, but if you have long-lasting acne that you can’t crush no matter how hard you try, it might be worth asking a professional to look into the internal link.

Also read- Homemade Recipes To Treat Acne

1. Forehead

Acne on the forehead can be triggered by a plethora of issues, including indigestion, small intestine problems, liver issues, stress, dry scalp, irregular sleep cycle, deficient diet or reaction to hair products.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Get a sound sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to remove toxins from your body.
  • Stay away from foods and drinks containing high amount of sugar.
  • Avoid caffeinated and fizzy drinks.
  • Drink green tea as it is loaded with antioxidants that counteract toxins.
  • See if your hair or facial products are inducing breakouts.

2. Nose

Breakouts on the nose are generally rare but if they happen to you for a prolonged period of time, then you should check for any of the following situations- constipation, gastrointestinal problem, bloating, poor blood supply, indigestion, and deficient diet.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Take Vitamin B supplements after consulting your doctor.
  • Avoid highly seasoned and oily foods
  • Massage the nose area to improve blood circulation.

3. Temples/ Between Brows/ Eyebrows

Breakouts in the area surrounding your eyes is triggered due to gallbladder issues, improper blood circulation, processed foods, high fat diet or alcohol.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Ensure that your water intake is sufficient and timely.
  • If you eat high fat food items, make sure to strike a balance by incorporating green leafy vegetables, whole grains & pulses in your diet.

4. Cheeks

Acne breakouts on the cheek can be really nightmarish and ugly. They might be triggered due to liver problems, lung issues, high levels of stress, stomach problems or overeating. They can also be caused by unclean makeup brushes, dirty mobile phone or dirty pillowcases.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Keep your skin clean and avoid oily moisturizers.
  • Eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet
  • Change pillowcases frequently

 5. Mouth/Lip Area

Acne around your lip area, upper lip or mouth is triggered by overeating fried or spicy foods, constipation or indigestion. It might also be induced by reaction to some toothpaste.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Incorporate high fibrous fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. 

6. Chin

Breakouts around the chin area can be triggered due to kidney problems, gynaecological problems or hormonal issues. Too much hand to skin contact can also cause tiny acne.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Take omega-3 capsules to restore hormonal imbalance.
  • Clean your hands before touching your face.
  • Drink plenty of water at regular intervals.

7. Ears

Ears are linked to kidneys and hence any acne there can signal an issue in kidneys. If your kidneys aren’t receiving sufficient nutrients and vitamins, then prolonged acne can surface around the ears. It could also signal improper functioning of the kidneys.

Precautionary Steps-

  • Avoid excess intake of salt and caffeine.
  • Stay well-hydrated.




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