Have you ever wondered, if your pimples could talk, they could tell you what’s happening inside your body? Well, acne face mapping is one such technique that does a similar job. It can help you find out the cause of the breakouts.
Face mapping is an ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese technique that links specific acne spots on the face to health problems affecting organs or systems elsewhere in the body.
This technique helps to treat mild acne by yourself with home remedies or by making a few changes in your lifestyle and eating habits.
Is face mapping for acne accurate?
There is no scientific evidence for the idea of face mapping for acne, but Ayurveda and Chinese medicine are using it as an ancient technique to trace the root cause of acne. But none of them supports cheek or ear pimples due to kidney or liver disease.
Here are four types of acne for which you can use this acne face map technique and treat the root cause with home remedies and other required treatments.
Acne around your hairline
Hairline acne or “pomade acne” is mainly caused by hair products, as they trap natural oils or sebum in the scalp. Another cause of hairline acne can be an irritating hair product chemical.
If you get persistent hairline acne then you should try another safe hair product. Try not to choose oil-based products for your scalp. Wash your face after shampoo to reduce hairline acne.
Acne on your Cheeks
There may be traces of dirt and bacteria on your hands which keep transferring from hands to our phones, pillows and then face while using these items, which again causes acne. Here are few tips to prevent cheek acne:
- Don’t touch your face again and again
- Change your pillow covers frequently
- Frequently wash your hands or use a disinfectant
- Clean your smartphone regularly with disinfectant*
- Don’t bring your phone with you to the bathroom
Acne on your jawline
This is the place where acne face mapping is absolutely accurate. The most common cause of jawline acne is hormonal fluctuations. Hormonal fluctuations are result of disruption in the endocrine system in which you may have excess androgens. Excess androgen overstimulates the oil glands and clog pores.
Hormonal surge due to menstruation also cause jawline or hormonal acne.
There are many more causes of hormonal imbalance like diet, lifestyle, sleeping habits. If you are having jawline acne then try to understand your cause of acne or DM me to help you out it is totally free.
Few of the following changes can help you to combat hormonal acne:
- Avoid processed food
- Don’t consume skimmed milk
- Avoid Sweets
- Daily one hour exercise
Acne on your forehead and nose
If you have breakouts around the T-zone area then you can blame the excess oil and stress. Many people wake up in the morning with a greasy T-zone and a few of them can have acne. Few home remedies and oil clearing cleansers can eliminate the maximum chance of T-zone acne.
Try meditating if you are under any stress or a good brisk walking which is also a good stressbuster.
How do you get rid of hormonal acne
Hormonal acne is the most stubborn acne and you need to treat hormonal imbalance to treat your acne. Modification in your daily routine and eating habits to balance your hormones is a great idea to start.
You may also need few medication and topical treatment to minimise acne and scars. An ideal therapy for hormonal acne includes:
- One hour of physical activity
- Sipping herbal or green tea
- Weight loss
- A good sleep
- Plenty of water
- Retinols to improve skin texture
- Oral contraveptive pill or an ayurvedic regime to balance hormones.
What does acne on jawline mean
Persisting acne on the jawline, chin or upper neck points towards the hormonal imbalance, that is in women of childbearing age group but older women can also have hormonal issues and acne.
Do an analysis based on your symptoms to know if you actually have a hormonal imbalance and treat the root cause to vanish acne and get clear skin.
You can also DM me for a free hormonal symptom analysis.
How do you address hormonal acne
If you have reoccurring acne on your jawline, chin or upper neck then you could have a hormonal imbalance. You need to analyse if you have any of the following symptoms :
- Thinning of hairs
You can also consult a dermatologist or your healthcare provider to do a symptom check and diagnostic evaluation for acne.
I hope this acne face map is good enough for you to differentiate between acne types. It will be very helpful for you to choose a treatment option, like going with home remedies, over the counter products or consulting a dermatologist.
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