Name one thing that occurs at some stage in almost everybody’s life. Before you torment yourselves for the answer, let me tell you, it is acne. Yes, haven’t you ever ducked into a corner of the room and popped a zit when no one’s looking? We thought it was puberty once, some hormonal imbalance next, and probably fatty food after that. However, thanks to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there’s something more to a breakout. It is not only those donuts you binged on or your crazy hormones that are causing these ugly little pop outs. Chinese medicine says that the location of the acne on the face screams out what is happening inside a specific organ in the body.
Though Chinese medicine is not along the lines of mainstream medicine and there’s no solid proof for their theories, they have been in practice for ages and have been quite successful in their approach. If you find a particular region of your body gettingmore zits than the others, you need to read this first. This will help you to treat the problem from within.
1. Forehead (Digestive System)
Acne on the forehead indicates a hampered digestive system. When your body finds it difficult to break down and assimilate food substances, a disturbed gastrointestinal environment is created. Eating wholesome meals and properly chewing your food makes it easier for the stomach to break the food down for further digestion. Also, avoid carbonated drinks and cut down on your overall sugar intake, specifically refined sugar. Make sure you are sufficiently hydrated so that the toxins in the body can be eliminated.
2. Temples (Facial Hygiene)
Acne on the temples points toward your poor hygiene habits. Girls with bangs, see to it that you wash them regularly because this could be causing those painful pimples on your temples. Also, remove the makeup at all costs before you go to bed and clean your brushes regularly with mild antiseptics to ensure overall facial skin hygiene. Try and avoid eating bad fats that processed foods are often sources of. Incorporate lots of melons and gourds in your diet to cool your system on the whole.
3. Between The Brows (Liver)
4. Nose (Heart)
One of the most annoying things is a pimple on the nose. It is awful to wake up and find that there’s a breakout here. Pimples on your nose are ugly and cause cosmetic problems. Their occurrence on this area calls for revamping certain dietary and lifestyle habits. The nose signifies the heart zone and doing heart-friendly activities is what you are supposed to do if a pimple consistently shows up in this area. Consume less salt and regulate your blood pressure. Indulge in cardiovascular exercises like walking and running to avoid pimples on your nose. Also, try sticking to a vegetarian diet until you bounce back to having healthy-looking skin, specifically until a pimple stops popping on the nose.
5. Cheeks (Respiratory System)
6. Chin (Hormonal Imbalance)
Skin is often referred to as the “window” that allows you to peep inwards and find out if any abnormalities are lurking inside your body. Even after following a health and fitness regime prescribed by a qualified medical personnel, I couldn’t control my cheek acne. After learning about the TCM’s take on energy meridians and face acne mapping technique, I realized that I was required to breathe in more fresh air to keep my respiratory tract clean. Consequentially, I got rid of my pimples on the cheek. Did this help you find out why you get pimples on the same areas over and over again? Write back to me in the comments section and tell me what’s causing your acne and how you are planning on treating it.