Acne Mapping Tells How Unhealthy You Are Inside


By Daisy Rose Ann V. Tercenio |

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples, also known as “zits.” This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin (such as cysts).

Acne has several causes,  could be due to hormonal imbalance, stress, type of skin care or lack of skin care. Commonly, we believe acne breakouts are because of dirt and oily skin but there is more than that. Did you know that acne mapping can pin point which organ inside your body functions poorly,  pimples can actually indicate what is happening inside your body.

Pimples are not just because of external factors but mainly, they are manifestations of a poor health. Now you will have a better understanding of the dos and don’ts when it comes to your pimples.

Now grab a mirror and check these spots.


  1. Upper Forehead – Digestive system

Acne outbreaks on the upper forehead mean poor digestion as this spot is reflective of the large intestine and the bladder.

Over eating, and drinking too much are some possible causes of poor digestion. Smoking, stress, too much intake of salty and spicy food, alcohol, caffeine and stomach diseases can also be reflected on acne mapping.

When there is indigestion, a person may suffer from bloating, belching and gas, nausea and vomiting, acidic taste, growling stomach, abdominal pain and burning in the stomach or upper abdomen. These symptoms may increase in times of stress.


The remedy to poor digestion is to always remember to eat properly and chew your food well. Take more antioxidant drinks. Avoid foods that contain high amount of acids, such as citrus fruits and tomatoes. Quit alcohol consumption as it irritates the stomach lining. Smokers should restrain from smoking or at least not before nor after eating. If stress triggers your indigestion, you might want to re-evaluate and change your lifestyle.

Learn methods in managing stress. Learn to exercise and relax. Just don’t forget to refrain doing exercise while your stomach is full or else, you are making things worse.  Also, wait for at least three hours after your last meal of the day before going to bed.


  1. Lower forehead – Mind and Spirit

If you have pimples popping up on your lower forehead you must be stressed, restless or sleepless as lower forehead is associated with the mind and spirit.

Outbreaks on this zone are due to irregular sleeping patterns, over thinking, preoccupation, depression, anxiety and bad blood circulation.

You need to sleep because the body’s natural antibody system helps fight out bacteria at night and you are missing that every time you pull an all-nighter.

I say it is still best for you to enjoy recreation. Give yourself a break. Don’t be consumed by stress. Have night walks with your dog, go to a spa, take a long bath or watch movies with friends. Also, sleep early to get a full eight hours of Z’s.


“Every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after midnight.”



  1. Nose- Heart

Nose is linked to the heart. Pimples on the nose indicate the problems of the cardiovascular system. The heart may lack vitamin B and protein. If pimples attack your nose, you must be constantly worried and move very little. You have a very passive way of life.

Outbreak here is caused by problems with blood pressure and stress. So avoid getting angry and try to control unhelpful and intense emotions.

Sudden appearance of big, swollen pimples here may also be associated with changes in reproduction system or the ovaries. Remember as well that the nose is part of the “T zone” in the middle of your face, along with the brow, that generates most oil. And because they’re naturally oily, cleanse them more often.


  1. Eyebrows- Liver

Eyebrows area is reflective of the liver. Outbreak on this zone is caused by diet high in fat and or too much consumption of alcohol that causes the liver to be overloaded.

The liver is the other primary organ responsible for detoxification. It filters and detoxifies cholesterol, fats, hormones, drugs, caffeine, alcohol and other toxic bi-products in the body. When the liver is overloaded with too much hormone such as androgens or estrogens and too much of the toxins mentioned earlier, it can result to skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.

You can help your liver by reducing intake of alcohol, coffee, fried food and drugs. Eat more leafy green vegetables, antioxidants and liver-specific herbs. Also, remember that eyebrows are part of the “T zone” on  your face so like the nose, cleanse it more often, especially if you have bangs. Your hair accumulation of dirt and bacteria can cause pimples on your eyebrows.


  1. Ears- Kidney

The skin on the ear is no different than the skin from the rest of the face. It responds to the same hormonal situations so it is not unusual at all for acne pimples to grow on ears.

When you get pimples on your ears, that’s when your kidneys are not well taken care of. Outbreak on this area is caused by lack of water, too much salt and caffeine. Keep regular control of your blood sugar level. Monitor your blood level. Do not smoke. Smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys and when less blood reaches the kidney, it impairs their ability to function properly.

Eat healthy and keep your weight in check. Maintain a healthy fluid intake. Traditional wisdom suggests that we drink 1.5 to 2 liters per day. Drink more water, cut down sodium and caffeine.


  1. Right side of the cheek – Lungs

The right side of the cheek corresponds to the lungs.  Outbreaks on this zone are caused by allergies, respiratory stress and smoking. You might want to take care of your lungs and limit smoking or avoid smoking areas.

If you live in a polluted city, practice proper hygiene;  get more fresh air. The lung is strongest between 7 to 9am. This is the best time for aerobic exercise.

Eat less sugar. Avoid fast food and junk food. Clean cellphones with rubbing alcohol. Change pillow cases frequently if you sleep on this side of your face.


  1. Mouth area or the center of the chin – Stomach and Lower Intestine

Outbreaks on this zone are caused by too much fast food. Try eating fresh food with high fibers such as vegetables, fruits and whole grain food. Eat less spicy and fried food. Pimples on lips and shoulders mean problems with digestive system. It could be indigestion, intestinal colic or constipation. You can try massaging your abdominal area in a clockwise motion. You might also want to try changing your toothpaste.

  1. Sides of the Chin- Reproductive Organs and the Kidney

Outbreaks on this area are often associated with menstrual cycle in women or some level of hormonal imbalance or the kidneys working overtime. This is mostly because of you putting yourself through extreme amount of stress.

That’s why relax. Take a rest.

Spend some time for meditation and recreation. Listen to music. Get 20 minutes of exercises each day. Also, reduce the habit of eating before bed. Eat healthy and timely meals and go to sleep early.

Check your toothpaste, mouthwash and lipsticks. If pimples breakout around your jawline, it can also be a reflection of poor dental hygiene.