Is that pimple that keeps popping up trying to tell you something? Acne breakouts might be your body’s way of trying to tell you about a problem happening inside your body. A face map is a great way to start understanding what’s going on inside.
Face mapping comes from ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic and is based on the idea that external issues (acne) can come from internal organs. The location of acne on your skin may determine the reason for it. This can also dictate the best way to get rid of it.
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Forehead and Nose
Also known as the T Zone, this is a very common area for acne breakouts. It is the area of the face with the most sebaceous glands which produce oil. As hormone levels fluctuate more oil is produced. This leads to an increase in acne breakouts. Having a fringe across your forehead can also cause T Zone breakouts. Certain hair products can block facial pores.
To handle T Zone breakouts always cleanse in the morning and at night. Try to use a non- comedogenic (non-clogging) product to clear excess sebum and dead skin. If cleansing isn’t enough, get a Microdermabrasion mini-course to unclog pores and reset your skin. Also focus on getting more sleep, drinking more water and managing stress levels.
When using face mapping for acne on the cheeks – it may not be very reliable as it can be caused by genetics. Try to be conscious of everyday habits that may be causing acne on the cheeks. Perhaps you make a lot of phone calls with the phone pressed to your cheek. Do you touch your face often? Pillow cases also need to be washed regularly. Stick to a consistent acne skincare routine but don’t go overboard. Use gentle products like the SkinBase Essentials set. Cheeks are sensitive and easily irritated. Remember that persistent acne on one side of your face tends to be due to controllable issues. Check your phone and pillowcase.
Acne in this area is often triggered by hormones. Hormones can overstimulate oil glands and cause clogged pores. This is especially common for men during their teenage years. Women often experience acne breakouts during their menstrual cycle. The best way to treat chin and jawline acne is to maintain a consistent skincare routine. Make sure you include active ingredients to treat the acne – such as salicylic acid. If you struggle or don’t see any changes, see a professional for a consultation. You may benefit from the SkinBase IPL or MD treatments. Both can be very effective at clearing existing acne and stopping future breakouts.
Face-mapping can help as a guide to any underlying health issues. See a professional for a targeted plan. Find your nearest SkinBase therapist for treatment.