Face Mapping: What Your Pimples Might Be Trying To Tell You

The location of your acne can tell you a lot about your body

Breakouts are stressful, and most of the time unexpected. They show up right before an important event like a date, a meeting or a presentation, and no amount of covering up or makeup can make you feel better about them. Most often, you’ve found a way around it, and if you are prone to breakouts more than others, you have accepted it as a way of life. It’s important to remember that our skin is affected by a variety of factors, including our health, our environment, and the food we eat among others. In the theory called “face mapping”, it is believed that the location of the acne could give us insight into what could be causing it. Below are some ideas behind what could be causing your acne based on where your breakout happens:

  1. Forehead

    Digestive issuesA breakout in the forehead area is usually linked to a digestive system difficulty, and could indicate that your stomach is having a hard time breaking down certain foods. It may also indicate liver problems, an erratic sleep schedule, and stress. There are some bitter herbs available on the market that can be taken before food intake to help break down the food better. Natural digestive enzymes like bromelain and papaya could also be eaten before a meal to break down food better. If you suspect it could be liver issues, try eating extra garlic and onions, and also try incorporating dandelion tea into your diet. One of the best and most effective remedies is also to drink hot water with lemon as soon as you wake up in the morning.

  2. Between The Eyebrows Junk food intake

    When pimples come up between your eyebrows, it is usually linked to greasy and fatty food intake. Moreover, it could also be due to drinking too much alcohol the day before. A healthy diet is one of the best ways to stay away from the risk of a breakout, and drinking in moderation, especially if you are prone to acne, can help you keep your skin healthy and clear.

  3.  Chin 

    Hormonal fluctuations

    Chin pimples might be more common when a woman is on her period as they are caused by a fluctuation in hormone levels. Try giving your skin extra attention and care a few days before your period. You could also eat foods that naturally regulate your hormone cycle. Try not to rest your hand too much on your chin when you’re bored or tired as this can transfer oils from your fingers onto your face, and inevitably lead to more acne.

  4.  Cheeks 

    Polluted air

    If you have spent a long time out in the city, or sat in traffic too long, you are prone to breaking out on your cheeks. Polluted air of any sort is the culprit that causes pimples on your cheeks. Moreover,  it could also be caused by allergies that affect the respiratory system. If you think you are safe at home, you might want to think again because the air inside out homes can be the same or even worse than polluted air in the city. Try adding indoor plants to your house to renew the environment and clear the air of any pollutants. If you use your phone often, it could also lead to more acne because germs may be transferred to your face when you hold your phone against it, and how many of us really clean our phone screens often? Always wash your face and skin before you go to bed every night to get rid of any contaminants and pollutants. Sometimes, too much sugar can also cause a breakout, so try cutting back on the sugar for a few days to see if it makes a difference for your skin.