Are your breakouts trying to tell you something? There is an Eastern tradition called face mapping that combines dermatology with ancient Chinese medicine and explains that there is a correlation between the acne in certain areas of your face and your organs. You can learn about your health by looking at where you most often break out. Your skin is your largest organ so it makes sense that it would connect the dots in your health to view how healthy or unhealthy your other organs are. If you frequently get the same type of acne, discovering its cause can help you get rid of it for good.
Here are the five most common areas where you get acne on your face and how to clear it up:
- Forehead. If you frequently get breakouts across your forehead, you might be under a lot of stress or are not getting enough sleep. Use relaxation tips such as yoga or meditation and make sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night to see your forehead acne clear.
- Above your eyebrows. The area above your eyebrows is affected by your immune system. So you might break out in this year before, during or after you’re sick. If you aren’t feeling sick yet, but notice a breakout in this area, take it as a sign to slow down and boost your immune system. Eat healthy, drink tea and water, get lots of sleep and relax to avoid getting sick.
- Between your eyebrows. If you frequently break out in between your eyebrows, it might mean you are eating very unhealthy. It is normally caused by an overindulgence of junk foods or a food allergy. Get tested for food allergies to rule out any first. Next, clean up your diet and cut back on sugar, dairy, junk food and rich foods and alcohol. This should clear up any acne here.
- Cheeks. If you get acne on your cheeks, you need to check up on your respiratory system. If you smoke or live in a polluted area this can cause cheek acne. Quit smoking for your health and consider moving to a different area or getting an inhaler if the pollution is really bad or bothering you a lot.
- Sides of your chin. If you get acne on the sides of your chin, this means your hormones may be out of whack. Breakouts on your chin may happen when you are on your period.
Do you get acne in these areas? Did you ever know what it was connected to?