Acne continues to be one of the skin conditions we are asked most about here at SkinBase. It seems we all fall victim to acne from time to time and it’s good to know we’re not alone – celebrities are not immune to breakouts which can play havoc with self confidence.

We love sharing tips from fellow bloggers and Lauren Conrad is definitely one of our favs as she regularly shares helpful beauty insights which really do resonate with SkinBase followers.

One of her previous blog posts focused on skin mapping, something which we have become fascinated with in recent years and have written about in previous blogs – after-all, if it’s good enough for LC…

For those of you who aren’t aware of face mapping, essentially it combines modern dermatology with ancient Chinese medicine and the idea that there’s a correlation between your internal organs and different zones of your face. We wanted to share an overview with you and hopefully it will help shed some light on what your breakouts are trying to tell you and which body parts and organs need that little bit more TLC.

Face mapping makes a lot of sense when you consider the fact you’re your skin is an organ too (the largest organ in your body, don’t you know!). Not only is it an interesting topic, but you can actually achieve clearer skin by educating yourself about face mapping. It is easier to prevent acne and breakouts, once you’ve identified what’s causing it in the first place. There are some causes of acne which are unavoidable (time of the month ring a bell??) but with some simple diet and lifestyle changes, you can definitely help to clear up your skin.

So, without further ado, here are what your breakouts are telling you in five different zones of your face…


Your cheeks are linked to your respiratory system. Smoking or breathing polluted air can cause breakouts here.

Above the brow

The area above the brow is affected by your immune system. Breakouts here tend to happen right before, after, or during a cold or flu. If you notice a breakout in this zone, slow down for a couple days, drink plenty of water and eat foods which help to keep skin clear.

Between brows

Breakouts between the brows can be caused by overindulgence of unhealthy foods or a food allergy. Cutting back on sugar, dairy, rich foods, and alcohol can help clear up skin in this zone.

Side of chin

Hormones have a big part to play when it comes to pimples either side of your chin. Breakouts here occur around the time of your period and happen on one side or another depending on which ovary is ovulating that month.


Breakouts across the forehead are often triggered by stress or sleep deprivation. Make sure you try to get 7 to 9 hours of beauty sleep every night to help keep your forehead clear.


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