Not Sure Why You’re Breaking Out? Face Mapping Can Help Determine the Cause

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What if we told you that new pimple that just popped up out of nowhere isn’t as random as you thought? According to face mapping, an ancient Chinese technique, breakouts can correlate with a specific organ or something internal in the body (like hormones) or, can be triggered by something as simple as your hair-care routine.

To decode your breakouts and determine the initial cause of the issue, you first need to look at the specific area of the face where the new pimple popped up. Is it on your cheek? On your forehead? Or do you only get acne on your chin? These types of breakouts all mean different things.

“Face mapping plays off the idea that energy flows along pathways between organs, and different zones of the face will correlate to specific organs,” board-certified dermatologist Jessie Cheung, MD, of Cheung Aesthetics and Wellness in Chicago told POPSUGAR. “Pimples, redness, or dryness on the face are thus attributed to internal organ imbalances.”

Ahead, learn more about pinpointing the problem based on the location of your breakout.

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