When we get a sudden breakout, the blemishes are usually concentrated in one area on your face. This is very telling of your lifestyle, whether it be stress or eating too much sugar. There are many causes for breakouts, but if you know why you breakout in certain areas of your face, you can take preventative measures to stop them. Get rid of breakouts before they appear so you don’t have to hide your face away!
Forehead & Temples
Breakouts in this area mean your bladder and digestive system are troubled.
To get rid of forehead acne, start going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. If you can’t fall asleep, it is still important to relax so your liver can rest for the upcoming day. Drink lots of water to release toxins, while also drinking less soda and carbonated beverages. Exercising outside for at least twenty minutes will also help. Eat healthy foods and chew slowly to improve digestion. Add more cooling foods like melon, cucumber, and gourds to your diet. Your acne may be connected to a certain food, like dairy, so keep a food diary to log what you eat and how your skin appears. Lastly, keep your hats and headbands clean and try switching your shampoo brand.
Between The Brows
The area between your brows is related to the liver.
Try to exercise regularly and get better sleep. Avoid alcohol and smoking as much as possible. Stick to lighter foods and stay away from heavier items like cheese and butter. Nix the late night snacking.
Acne on your nose could mean a heightened blood pressure.
Eat less salt, meat, and pungent foods like spices and garlic, and keep your food at room temperature. Get more fresh air and exercise daily. You can also massage the area around your nose for better circulation. Lastly, make sure you are getting enough of vitamin B.
Right & Left Cheek
Acne on your cheeks is tied to respiratory distress.
First of all, avoid junk and fast food, sugary food, mango, taro root, wine, and seafood. Change your pillow case regularly if you sleep on your right side, clean your phone often, and check your dental health on the right side.
To heal left cheek acne, maintain a normal daily routine, don’t overeat, eat more cooling foods such as gourds, winter melons, and green beans, and try to keep up a positive attitude. Schedule your difficult work for the morning when you liver is weakest, and if you have to work in the afternoon, rest your eyes every hour for five minutes. Change your pillow case regularly if you sleep on your left side, clean your phone often, and check your dental health on the left side.
Lip, Chin & Jaw
Acne in this area could mean hormonal imbalance or issues with your dental health.
Eat more fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay away from spicy and fried foods. Try changing your chapstick and toothpaste, and try not to eat before bed. Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. You can also get your hormones checked for imbalances. Massage your abdomen area for relaxation.
Kate Wilke is a 200-RYT yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She teaches and works with clients in Nashville, TN. She believes in self-care in the form of colorful, healthy cooking, daily walks with her dog, and a glass of red wine. Follow her on Instagram — @meditatekate