Alright guys, it’s time to buckle down ‘cause today we’re talking about one of skincare’s greatest enemies: Acne.
While most of our blemishes are caused by clogged pores, hormonal imbalances, oil buildup and so many more annoying reasons, sometimes those little red buggers are also indicators for underlying health issues. The study of where your acne is located in relation to your health is called ‘face mapping’, and it is deeply rooted in ancient Ayurveda teaching and Chinese medicine (and therefore totally trustworthy). By connecting a specific area of our face to an organ or body part, it becomes possible to identify problems and make the necessary changes to our diet or lifestyle.
So, if you’ve been plagued with acne-ridden skin lately, you might want to consider whether or not to switch up certain habits in your daily life. Now, if your pimples are popping up…
1. Above the Brows
Oh dear, have you been stressed much? This area is closely linked to the gallbladder and liver. If you’re getting breakouts here, ditch the processed food and drinks and stick with the good ole H2O. Reduce the amount of fat in your diet, and try to get a good 8 hours of sleep, BB.
2. Between the Brows
Have you been taking care of yourself lately? Because breakouts in this area generally mean you’ve been drinking, smoking and eating too many rich foods. Indicators of high stress, and an unhealthy diet. No more late night snacking for you, kiddo. Try sleeping early and adding more exercise into your daily routine!
You probably love food that’s heavy in flavor, but that could very well be the reason why you’re getting zits on your nose! The nose is connected to your lungs and heart, so cut back a bit on spicy and salty foods, and replace them with fresh fruits and veggies!
The cheeks are linked to the liver and lungs, so if you are frequently walking around or driving with your windows down, you need to be extra careful when cleansing your face. Do some breathing exercises, wash your pillows, avoid work that is too physically strenuous and cut back on sugar.
5. Mouth Area
This area is an indicator for the digestive organs, such as the intestines and liver. Breakouts in this area could also mean you need to step up your dental hygiene. You won’t go wrong once you start ingesting more fiber, fruits, and veggies.
Breakouts on the chin are the biggest and most obvious indicator of hormonal imbalance. If a regular sleep schedule and healthy diet isn’t helping alleviate acne growth, then consider seeking expert help with a gynecologist on regulating your hormones.