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Did you know that different parts of your face are connected to different organs inside of your body? Therefore, where your breakouts are located, can be reflective of what may be going on internally.

Pimples are annoying: they hurt, itch, look gross, and show up at the worst times! It can be so tempting to pick at those pesky pimples, but you may be able to stop breakouts with face mapping: a method to decode the overall health of your body, stemming from traditional Chinese medicine. What’s your skin telling you?

The Location 

Hairline →  Oil build up

Tip: Clogged pores from makeup and dirty hair can be determining factors to pimple growth in the hairline. Be sure to thoroughly remove makeup and wash hair regularly to prevent product build up.

Forehead →  Digestive System + Stress

Tip: Are you getting your 6-8 hours of sleep? Give your body the sleep it needs to rejuvenate! Also, try increasing your water intake and see if that helps any! Hot tea with lemon in the morning can also help with cleansing your body.

Between the Brows →  Liver + Stomach

Tip: Pimples in this area can be caused by dehydration, drinking alcohol, or eating greasy, processed foods. Stick to healthy foods and water as much as possible!

Nose →  Heart + Blood Circulation

Tip: Consider checking your blood pressure! Eat a clean, heart-healthy diet and try implementing a stress relief activity like yoga.

Cheeks →  Respiratory System + Liver

Tip: This could be due to air pollution. Consider getting an air purifier for your office or home. Causes can also be due to bacteria build up. Be sure to wash things that touch your face regularly like your cell phone, pillowcase, and makeup brushes. Pimples here can also be linked to too much sugar in your diet. Try removing sugar for a few days and see if that helps!

Chin & Jaw → Hormones + Gut Health

Tip: Notice pimples showing up here days before your menstrual cycle? Pay extra attention to your skin routine around that time of the month, while also eating foods that regulate your natural hormonal balance. Try adding fiber-rich foods to your diet!

 

 

 

 

 

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