Acne Face Map: What’s Your Face Trying to Tell You?

Acne face map: what's your face trying to tell you?

Have you ever wondered why you usually get break-outs only on specific parts of your face? In this article, you are going to learn what the location of your pimples are telling you utilizing an acne face map.

Maybe you’re always getting acne on your chin and jawline around your period, or maybe you find yourself breaking out constantly on your temples, forehead, and neck but that chin of yours is clear.

Your skin’s break-out patterns are unique–and these patterns can help you figure out the root causes behind your acne!

Facemapping is a tool that allows you to read your skin’s patterns and follow the “clues” to see what organ systems (lymphatic, liver/gallbladder, gastrointestinal, hormonal, etc.) are out of balance and need support.

Facemapping is a centuries-old technique of diagnosing health issues by reading the face, rooted in traditional forms of medicine like Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Similar to pulse and tongue diagnosis (also used in those forms of medicine), facemapping was a holistic tool that allowed traditional doctors to interpret the body’s patterns and determine which organs needed to be addressed.

Over the years I’ve been working with patients with acne, I’ve found facemapping to be an invaluable tool for helping us figure out the root causes of someone’s acne and how to best heal their skin holistically.

Based on the patterns I’ve seen in my clinical practice, I’ve come up with my own detailed acne face map and I am going to walk you through how I use it to deduce patterns.

Let’s chat about some of these common patterns!

Acne face map: what's your face trying to tell you?

#8: Chin acne (in yellow)

Acne along the chin typically relates to reproductive hormone imbalances (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone).

You might find that this acne flares more around these two times in your menstrual cycle:

  • Around ovulation: often due to an imbalance in testosterone levels
  • Right before your period: often due to imbalances in estrogen/progesterone levels

If you find that you have acne on your chin all the time (I see you nodding behind that screen!), then it’s more likely that blood sugar imbalances and insulin spikes are driving your chin acne.

#6: Sides of mouth from nose to chin and jawline (in red)

Do you break out along the skin folds that run from sides of your nose along the sides of your mouth down to your jawline? I’ve found acne in this area to be associated with poor elimination from the colon.

Often people with acne here are constipated or have irregular bowel movements.  Lacking bowel regularity means that the body is having a hard time eliminating toxins and excess estrogens through the stool due to poor gut health.

#9: Along sides of neck and under ears (in light green)

Acne in these locations says that there’s lymphatic congestion going on. You have major lymph channels that run along the side of your neck under your ears, and when these become stagnated, lymph isn’t moving as well and your body tries to get the waste out the easiest way it can: through your skin.

Improve lymphatic circulation to help heal this type of acne: hydrate, move your body, and use lymphatic herbs as necessary.

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