Face Up To Your Acne

Acne can be a real pain but you can turn it into a positive if you look at it from a different angle. Proponents of face mapping believe that by looking at exactly where on the face the main breakouts occur, you can diagnose possible problems in different areas in the body. Each facial zone has a corresponding body part. Take a read through and see if it makes sense to you.

Outbreaks on your forehead are generally believed to be as a result of toxic overload caused by too little hydration and digestive issues. Increase the amount of fresh water that you drink, up your fiber intake and consider taking a pro-biotic supplement to help improve digestion.

The nose is a common spot for blackheads and this is thought to indicate cardiac issues. High blood pressure tends to present in a nose that looks swollen. Make your diet more heart friendly by cutting down cholesterol and salt.

If the skin between your eyes is flaky or red, it is thought to show that there potentially problems with your liver. Watch what you eat, leave off the rich, fatty foods and avoid eating after eight in the evening. The main thing to do if your body is overloaded with toxins is to cut down on these in your diet as a whole. Drugs and alcohol are major liver enemies.

The lungs are thought to correspond to the upper cheek. Acne here tends to indicate that you live in a pretty polluted area or are a smoker – passive or active.

Breakouts on the lower part of the cheek, however, point to poor dental health. Be sure to brush and floss twice daily in order to cut back on dental issues.

Acne in the ears can be pretty sore – the lesion causes a large buildup of pressure under the skin and this, in turn, presses on the nerves. Acne here is thought to indicate problems with kidney function so a detox may be in order. Again, increase the water and cut back on salt.

Acne that appears on the side of the chin is a pretty good indicator that the hormones are not properly balanced. A lot of women get outbreaks here shortly before their period.

Acne on the chin may indicate a problem in the small intestines – most likely a food intolerance or allergy, or simply not following a proper diet. The best bet here is to write down everything you eat and any symptoms you feel, like lethargy, etc. for about a month. This will help to identify potential allergies and highlight weak spots in your diet.

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