How many times have we looked at our pimples and rushed to get it extracted or popped? Regardless of our age and lifestyle, no one likes pimples. They are unwelcome guests who overstay their welcome even when the party is over.
But the next time you attack your pimple with vigour, pause for a moment. Take a good look at it, it’s position and appearance. Would you believe it if we told you that our pimples might be trying to warn us about our bodies? It’s a bit hard to believe, but since all our organs are connected, our skin is often the first responder.
This theory is called face mapping. Using this method, we can determine why we may have those recurring pimples in one particular area, and what can be done to cure the problem by its roots. The results can be long-lasting and healthier too because beauty is not just about our face, but our bodies too.
- Between the Brows:
This type of outbreak is very common for late teenagers and young adults. Irregular sleep schedules and improper food intake are the worst offenders. Junk food such as greasy, fried items, alcohol and smoking can also facilitate a breeding ground for pimple-causing bacteria.
A proper sleep schedule that includes eight to nine hours of sleep, two to three litres of water intake, fresh food and vegetables can really improve your skin. It’s also a good idea to reduce the amount of that rosè that you indulge on. This helps your digestion.
If you have pimples on your forehead, you may have a problem with digestion. Common digestion problems like gas and acidity may also bother you. To combat this, avoid dairy products, like milk, yoghurt, cheese and eggs. You may also need to cut away gluten from your diet. A protein-rich balanced diet, exercise, and a good night’s sleep can help you with your forehead pimples.
If your pimples occur mostly in your cheeks, then you know it’s easy to feel self-conscious. Makeup won’t sit well with you, your face may itch a lot, and you can have hyperpigmentation.
Your body is perhaps telling you that there is too much pollution in the air. Try to purify the air around you with plants, or an air purifier. Change your curtains often and clean your house regularly. If you have pets, wash your clothes and utensils often, and consider getting an air mask during pet play times.
If you have chin pimples, your hormones are to be blamed. Too much testosterone can give rise to pimples, which is why women often spot one or two right before they start their periods. Consult a doctor about this and use milder products because the skin needs special care during this time.
Along with the location, the timing of your pimples can also help you figure out what a pimple you are facing exactly:
- Morning: If a pimple is the first thing in the morning, you have either forgotten to wash your face or have eaten something that didn’t sit well with your stomach while you slept.
- Afternoon: Afternoon pimples are usually hormonal pimples, but your makeup or your moisturizer can also be the culprit.
- Evening: If you find a spot in the evening, especially if you went to the gym or had a long work day, it’s most likely because of pollution. The dust and grime have formed a layer and you need to wash your face.
- Blackhead, clogged pore, congestion: It can be a sign of a liver problem. Do a detox, and drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins.
- Cystic Acne: it can be because of hormones, breastfeeding, excessively oily skin, menopause, food allergies, or even childbirth. Talk to your medical provider as soon as possible
- Frequent Acne: if you have a lot of whiteheads that comes and goes, and if the texture of your skin is bumpy, then it’s possible that your cosmetics are causing you pain. Take a look at the ingredient list.
- Occasional Acne: If your skin was fine and you just had a pimple out of nowhere, it’s highly likely that you are stressing yourself out. Do meditation to calm yourself, keep the face clean and nourished.
Skin, being the largest organ, will be attacked first if anything inside us goes wrong. This is why it can help us if we paid more attention to our pimples and listen to them, instead of waging a war against them with harsh ingredients in our skincare products. Prevention, after all, is better than cure.
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Team Daughter Earth