Having pimples and suffering from acne during adolescence is considered normal, when we see that it is serious and that you go beyond 3 or 5 pimples we should think that our skin is telling us something. Just as the hair is overshadowed by poor nutrition and abuse through strong chemicals and extreme heat (hair dryer, iron), the skin is a reflection of our body and to notice that it is in poor condition we should think that we are saying something

Therefore, Chinese medicine devise a method to find out what happens to the organism and how it manifests through the skin and is the Facial Map, which makes us understand the skin and pimples, dark circles, acne or spots on the skin. It is a way to learn to know and listen to your body.

Acne is a complex issue and most of the time it is caused by poor diet, stress, hormonal changes or some other type of problem, that is, the problem comes from our lifestyle or our interior.  These can produce unfavorable reactions and worsen acne.

Now! Take note and read carefully, in this article we will provide you with the tools to decipher what your pimples are trying to tell you.

Zone 1 and 2 (Front)

When we notice that there are pimples in the forehead area, there are problems at the level of the digestive system and gallbladder. It usually occurs in people who have a diet high in saturated fat (junk food, canned) and consume little water. Change your diet in order to detoxify your body.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 2 liters of water or 8 glasses of water daily.
  2. Includes high-fiber foods such as cereal (no sugar), wholemeal bread, and oatmeal.
  3. Avoid high-fat foods (sausages, ham, canned, corn oil).
  4. Decrease the consumption of white sugar.
  5. Includes 2 cups of green tea every day, it can be in the morning and in the afternoon. It is not advised at night because it can cause insomnia.
  6. Make sure that the facial or hair products you are wearing are not causing irritation.
  • Zone 3 (Zone between the eyebrows)

This is a reflection of your liver, which is the body responsible for purifying and detoxifying your body of substances that I already use and do not need. If you drink a lot of alcohol and eat high-fat foods, you put a lot more work to your liver.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 2 liters of water or 8 glasses of water daily to detoxify your liver.
  2. Decrease dairy products, change them for products based on soy or almond base.
  3. Decrease the amount of alcohol you consume and if you can … eliminate it from your lifestyle!
  4. Try to reduce the consumption of processed foods.
  5. Remember that if you have any condition you should consult your doctor
  • Zone 4 and 10 (Area next to your ears)

Those pimples that come close to your ear are synonymous with something happening in your kidney.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 2 liters of water every day
  2. Cut down soft drinks and caffeine

  • Zone 5 and 9 (Cheeks)

It is an area related to the respiratory system, but it also usually causes pimples in people who smoke or even have allergies. The pollution also causes you to get pimples.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. If you smoke, stop smoking.
  2. Note if you have food allergies
  3. Also, consider investing in an air purifier for your room.
  4. Change your pillow cases frequently.

  • Zone 6 and 8 (Close to eyes)

Those dark circles and eye bags can be associated with your kidney and be the result of being dehydrated and that you may not be sleeping well. The advice I can give you is, sleep well and

Always stay hydrated.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 8 glasses or 2 liters of water daily.
  2. Decrease caffeine consumption
  3. Substitute refined salt for sea salt
  4. Sleep approximately 8 hours during the night to have a restful sleep.
  5. Decrease the number of high sodium foods after 6 pm, cause insomnia and dehydration of the cell, therefore, your face will look dull and dehydrated if you make this something usual.
  • Zone 7 (Nose)

Did you know that the nose has to do with the heart? A diet based on highly spiced foods high in sodium, produce an alteration in this area of ​​the face, your facial pores will be dilated and undesirable black spots appear in addition to the pimples.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Do aerobic exercise for your heart, if you’re not used to it, start with something moderate, be it walking or jogging and progressively increasing the days and hours of training. We recommend 35 to 40 minutes a day of aerobic physical activity.
  2. Relax and reduce your stress levels and check your blood pressure
  3. Having open pores it is important to have a proper day and night facial routine, place for a few seconds ice wrapped in a cloth and apply to decrease the size of the pores and last but not least clean the brushes well of makeup after use to prevent infections on your face.
  4. Eat less spicy foods
  5. Decrease the consumption of refined salt
  6. You can massage your nose to improve circulation
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  • Zone 12 (Chin)

The outbreaks that come out in this area are related to the stomach.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. It is time to cleanse your system leaving aside junk food, processed foods, fried and high in sugar.
  2. Start taking more water, fruits, vegetables and fiber that is essential for your digestion and fiber also helps remove toxins from your body
  3. Take warm water with lemon on an empty stomach
  4. Take mint tea and green tea.
  • Zone 11 and 13 (Chin area)

This is one of the most common areas during menstruation and the period of ovulation. Hormones and hormonal changes produce an elevation of female hormones, stress also produces elevation of cortisol which is the so-called “stress hormone” Therefore, it is very common for women to get pimples in this area.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 8 glasses or 2 liters of water daily.
  2. Sleep 8 hours during the night
  3. Have a diet high in fruits and green leaves
  4. Take tea of ​​chamomile and green tea, to detoxify and reduce inflammation during these days.
  5. If the pimples in this area persist it is important that you go to see your doctor to analyze if you have any hormonal imbalance
  • Zone 14 (Neck)

Having pimples or inflammation in this area can be interpreted as disease, the most likely thing is that your body is dealing with various bacteria to prevent you from getting sick. You can tell if you have inflammation, acne breakouts or red spots.

What can we do to improve it?

  1. Take 8 glasses or 2 liters of water daily.
  2. Take time to dedicate it to you and rest.
  3. Decrease stress.
  4. Take vitamin C and consume it through fruits to strengthen your immune system.

The important thing before starting any topical treatment to treat acne is to go to a specialist (dermatologist) to make the appropriate diagnosis and then the ideal treatment for you, based on your problem, type of skin and type of acne, since it does not All the products you see in beauty blogs or supermarkets cover your needs or favor you.