If you haven’t heard of face mapping, you’re going to want to take note! The location of your breakouts isn’t random, it can actually tell you a lot about your health and what’s going on inside your body. When something’s off internally, it always surfaces externally and for those with problem skin, it emerges in the form of pimples.
The thing is, the location of acne means something. And knowing what it means can help you get your health back on track and banish your blemishes for good. When I first started getting pimples, I had no idea about face mapping, but now I look to it every time I get a breakout to figure out what’s wrong in my body. Whether it’s stress, poor eating habits, polluted air, or too much caffeine, face mapping helps me figure out what to cut out and what to add to my diet and lifestyle.
There are many culprits of acne, so it’s important to get to the root of the cause. Cleansing your body from the inside out and eating clean is one of the best ways to clear up your skin.
If you’re wondering how to know what causes your acne, check out this face map of acne to see what’s really going on with your health! We’re talking all about pimples and what acne says about your body so you can make the necessary changes!
Breakouts on Forehead
If you constantly get breakouts on your forehead, this is usually due to digestive issues, liver problems, stress or poor sleep habits. It could also be linked to a poor diet that’s too high in fat. Make sure you’re getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night and eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables. To rid your body of toxins, drink water with lemon or dandelion tea to flush your system.
You can also try taking a yoga class or exercise more frequently to release stress. Working out on a regular basis will also help you sleep better! And if you notice your body has a hard time breaking down certain foods, cut them out, or try taking digestive enzymes to help break them down.
Breakouts on Temples/Eye Brows
There are quite a few culprits of pimples in your temple/eye brow area. The two main ones are processed foods and alcohol, which go hand in hand for a night out with the girls. If you succumbed to fast food after a night out drinking, don’t be surprised if you breakout around your eyebrows or temples the next day.
Pimples in this area can also signal issues with your circulation and gall bladder. Exercise regularly to get your circulation on track, and stay away from fatty, processed foods that could be doing harm to your gall bladder.
Breakouts on Nose
Breakouts on your nose are indicative of poor diet, constipation, bloating and poor blood circulation. Up your intake of good fats like avocados, as well as fruits, greens and nuts, and cut out spicy foods, meat and salt. Eating a healthy diet and having a consistent workout regime will help your system run smoothly and help your blood circulation as well.
Breakouts on Left Cheek
If you have acne on both your cheeks, it’s not necessarily coming from the same place internally. Although breakouts on your cheeks can come from polluted air and allergies, the left and right cheek signal different internal health issues.
If you notice breakouts on your left cheek, this is connected to your stomach and overeating. Try to eat smaller portions rather than massive portions we’re used to getting at restaurants. Your left cheek is also connected to your liver so cut down on alcohol and fatty foods.
Breakouts on Right Cheek
Your right cheek, on the other hand, is linked to your lungs, and can be indicative of high stress levels and high sugar intake. To strengthen your lungs, try breathing and aerobic exercises in the morning and take a yoga class morning or night. If you eat a lot of sugary foods, cut back on junk food and sugar as well as drinks like wine, soda, and juice. Do what you can to reduce stress, whether that means working less, exercising more or taking time to yourself to decompress.
Breakouts on Mouth Area
Your mouth area is associated with your digestive organs such as your intestines and liver. Breakouts in this area can be due to constipation and eating spicy or fried foods. Add more fiber, fruits and vegetables into your diet in order to get into healthier eating habits and eliminate your acne.
Breakouts on Chin
Acne on your chin is linked to hormonal issues, stress, and kidney imbalance. We’re also constantly touching and resting our chin on our hands, so it can surface from the oils from your hands as well. If you’re noticing breakouts on your chin, get your hormone levels checked and pay extra attention to your skin care regime in the days leading up to your period.
Breakouts on Ears
Have you ever noticed pimples along your ears? Ear breakouts are associated with your kidneys. Try upping your water intake (you should be drinking 8 glasses a day) and cutting down on caffeine and salt. You can also add more legumes to your diet as they promote healthy kidneys.
There you have it: Face mapping 101. If you’ve been struggling with acne and not sure what the culprit is, use this map to figure out how you can help your skin from the inside out!