BEAUTY&STYLE Published November18, 2014 By Staff Writer

What Your Acne Reveals About Your Health

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Thanks to technological advances and research breakthroughs, there are more and more health discoveries that can help us understand our bodies and our wellbeing, allowing us to take the necessary measures to prevent illness. One of these discoveries is the affirmation that acne is more than just a skin and aesthetic problem.

Ancient Chinese medicine has long practiced face mapping, which identifies health problems based on the location of one's pimples. Technological and research advances have brought us back to this "ancient" practice, acknowledging that acne is a reflection of the status of our health.

Cheeks

Cheek pimples are often caused by pollution and dirt. Meanwhile, it can also be an indication of respiratory allergies or even too much sugar in your diet.

Between the Eyebrows

This area of the face is part of the T-Zone, the part that gets the oiliest. Sudden pop-ups of acne in this area can be attributed to eating greasy, fatty foods, and the build-up can be very quick if you are not mindful. The best way to prevent this is to stay away from too much oily food. Too much alcohol consumption can also trigger pimples in this facial area.

Chin

Nobody likes chin acne- they usually develop into giant pus-filled entities that take days to subside. Chin acne often sprouts during that time of the month when your hormones are out of whack. Hormonal imbalances are not something you have full control over, but a few lifestyle choice changes can significantly make or break the prevention of further acne during a vulnerable time like a hormonal imbalance peak.

Forehead

Forehead pimples are associated with digestive system processes. Having forehead pimples could be a mirror telling you that you may be having some difficulty digesting certain kinds of food. Acne in this area could also be a sign of liver problems, also known s having too many toxins, erratic sleeping patterns, or stress. 

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