There are countless skincare products that promise to banish blemishes, but getting rid of acne isn’t always that simple. Sometimes internal health issues are behind what triggers acne, and the location of the pimples actually presents a clue as to what’s causing it.
“According to alternative Chinese medicine, the meaning of pimple locations can give you important clues about your health. The Ayurvedic practice, called face mapping, connects a flare-up point on the face helping to to diagnose and treat internal diseases,” says saludmóvil’s™ integrative medicine expert, Dr. Joseph Mosquera. Dermatologists in the U.S. now commonly use this method as well, mapping out acne hot zones and what they could indicate about your health.
We’ve broken down the different zones on the face, and tell you what breaking out in various places says about your health, and what you can do about it.
The Meaning Of Pimple Locations
Zone 1 & 2 : Upper and Lower Forehead
Connected to: Habits
The majority of forehead blemishes may be bacterial and can indicate that we have poor lifestyle habits. “The forehead pimples may be caused by eating an unhealthy diet, not getting enough sleep, or poor hygiene,” says Dr. Mosquera. The habit of people touching their T-zones, as shown in one study, may also be a likely cause of this forehead acne.
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