Do you know what causes pimples? As far as I knew, I thought it came from stress, menstrual cycle and eating greasy foods. But for years I have had acne, and it is more frustrating now that I am in my 30s and still dealing with it from time to time. It is really annoying, and I thought once I hit this age that I would be done with this nonsense.
I guess there is a rhyme and reason for each pimple and where it is located. This knowledge can help you fix the issue and prevent them from happening in the future.
The International Dermal Institute created face mapping, a skin analysis system that divides your face into 14 areas that you can individually analyze and treat.
Forehead – The forehead is connected to your digestion. If you are breaking out on your forehead then you can improve your elimination by drinking more water and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It could also indicate that you may suffer from a food intolerance like wheat or gluten.
Middle of Forehead – The area on your forehead that is between the eyebrows is connected to your liver. If you are breaking out in this area it could be related to congestion from the consumption of alcohol and dairy and you could possibly be lactose intolerant. Avoid eating late at night and try cutting back on dairy and cocktails.
Ears – The ears are connected to the kidneys. If they ever feel hot or swollen, you can reduce the inflammation by cutting down on caffeine.
Cheeks – If you are having issues with acne on your cheeks, it may indicate a respiratory issue. If you are a smoker or have allergies, you may notice some fine, broken capillaries or clogged pores. It can clear up if you quit smoking and begin an antihistamine regimen. If that is not a problem for you, you may need to get your teeth checked. It can sometimes indicate a deeper issue like gingivitis. Or, something easy, like not flossing or brushing enough.
Eyes – Dark Circles. Just like the ears, they are connected to the kidneys. To help lighten those dark circles you can just start drinking a lot more water and cleaning up your diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes).
Nose – Your nose indicates how your blood pressure is doing. If your nose is red or inflamed, it could indicate that your blood pressure is higher than normal.
Chin – Chin breakouts are from your hormones and you will tend to break out there before and after your period.
Mouth – If you break out around the corners of your mouth, it is because it is connected to your ovaries and will often have you breaking out during menstruation.
Neck and Temples – Connected to our two adrenal glands that are located above out kidneys and secretes vital hormones. When you break out in those areas, it is related to stress. If your glands our not functioning normally, you could feel sluggish, tired and even stressed more than usual and that could cause you to break out.
Back and Chest – If you only break out on your back and chest and not your face, it could be from your clothing, or perfumes. But if you break out there and on your face, it could be lung issues. Try to get some fresh air, and breathe deeply a few times a day.