Acne Face Map: Understanding Pimples & Their Locations on Your Face

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Let’s face it: there are skin breakouts that seem to appear and reappear in just one area of your face. Stubborn pimples on your chin? Recurring blackheads on your forehead? Pesky zits on your eyebrows? Before you slather your face with tons of anti-acne treatments, know that these pimples and their locations on your face could be telling you something. You might not know it, but it could be your insides that are causing you skin problems. Good thing, there’s a way to understand these pimples and what they could be telling you – straight into your face. It’s called acne face map.

Acne Face Map

Acne face mapping is an ancient medical technique that uses the location of acne in the face to assess what’s happening inside your body. It banks on the idea that the body gets rid of toxins and releases stresses through its largest organ: the skin.

When this happens, acne manifests in specific areas of the face, each zone indicating something.

  1. Bumps in the forehead
    Pimples that are stubbornly concentrated on the forehead tell you two things: stress and oil. Stress exacerbates acne and acne is an offshoot of excessive oil production. Driven by stress is sleep deprivation which is also a major culprit for stubborn bumps on the forehead. Likewise, there are claims that forehead acne may have something to do with digestive issues and the body’s ability to break down certain foods. Think poor diet, irregular bowel movement, and digestion difficulty. All these could be causing your flare-ups.

    What to do: Increase water intake and lessen caffeine and soda consumption. Easier said than done, but try to stay away from stress and improve your sleeping habits. Keep hair neatly tied to avoid strands (that could carry dirt and oil) from touching your forehead. Most importantly, do not touch your face to avoid spreading oil and dirt to your pores.
  2. Flare-ups in the brow area
    Off all places, the brows. Yes, oddly enough, flare-ups can line your eyebrows —  and for a certain reason. It is said that zits in the brow area could mean any of the following:  you’re eating too much rich foods, you’re smoking too much, or drinking too much. Chinese medicine on the other hand, relates this to gallbladder and liver issues.

    What to do:  Junk foods are called junk precisely because of that, they’re junk. Ditch them from your diet if you can. Cut down on processed foods too, and lessen your intake of anything fatty (read: butter, cheese). Avoid midnight snacks and cultivate a healthy sleeping habit. Drinking and smoking should be minimized if not totally avoided.
  3. Zits on the cheeks
    Blushing cheeks be gone, as zits are all over them? You have two things to check: the too much sugar in your diet or bacteria causing inflammation to your skin. Or both. Dermatologists believe cheek acne is a sign of excessive sugar consumption, especially if acnes appear on the right cheek. This can also mean you have to check on objects that frequently come into contact with your cheeks (cell phones, pillow cases, bed sheets) as these can be breeding grounds for bacteria that are causing inflammation to your skin.

    What to do: Part ways with too much sugar for now, if you want to say bye bye to cheek acne. As phones that come into contact with your skin accumulate dirt and oil, make sure you clean and disinfect them regularly. Change pillowcases and bed sheets at least once a week. 
  4. Breakouts on jaw and chin
    When breakouts just won’t leave your chin and jawline, there’s usually one thing to blame: fluctuations in hormones. For women, too much androgens stimulate oil glands, causing excess sebum production that can clog pores. This usually occurs 7-10 days before menstruation. Eating high-carb foods and dairies with added hormones can also alter your hormonal balance, leading to skin inflammation around the chin and jawline area.

    What to do: Lessen your consumption of processed foods and dairies. Check your food labels and make sure the ingredients do not include added hormones. There are topical gels for hormonal acne but if breakouts persist, consult your dermatologist.
  5. Pimples on the nose
    We hate bursting your bubble, but pimples on the nose have nothing to do with being in love. It only means your skin is excessively oily. Remember that this area of your face (the T-zone) has more oil glands than the other parts of your face. It is therefore more prone to pore clogging, leading to acne. In Chinese face mapping, nose acne is also linked to liver and kidney issues.

    What to do: Check your vitamin B levels. Make sure you have adequate vitamin B intake as this helps alleviate skin flare-ups. Cut back on meat, spicy foods, and salt. Increase your fruits, nuts, and veggie consumption. And because nose acne is linked to liver and kidney, it won’t hurt to visit your doctor and check if you have liver dysfunction.

Acne face map can be very telling of what’s happening to your body – your skin specifically. It can be a gateway into cracking the root cause of your skin problem, but the solution doesn’t end there. In truth, having a clear, healthy skin is all about having a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, and the right skincare supplement.

Start by using Lactezin, your trusted anti-acne skincare medicine that nourishes your skin from within. Lactezin is powered by three skin-boosting ingredients: Lactoferrin that helps fight pimple-causing bacteria, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate that keeps the skin cells healthy from the inside, and Zinc that helps heal the skin and improve its appearance. Take 2 tablets of Lactezin everyday and see results in as early as two weeks.

Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc is the generic name of Lactezin.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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