Ever wondered why you are getting breakouts and acne in certain areas of your face? Where your acne is located can explain why you might be getting them. For us at Shine skin and body we use face reading and whilst not an exact science, it does give us a starting point to find out what may be causing your acne. Now this doesn’t apply to every breakout you get ,other random causes may be at fault. (make-up, brushes, your pillowcase or hair products) I’m going to walk you through face reading, do you have a mirror ready?? You will need one….. Let’s get started. Area 1-3 (Upper half) -In the middle of the forehead (1) and normally in an oval shape we look at digestion as this is your bladder/digestive zone. -When right across (1&3) from temple to temple we look at stress 1st. Now for random causes-if you are getting breakouts around your hairline this can be oily hair or your hair products. -(2) This is your liver- between your brows and on your temples. Your liver is responsible for metabolism, hormone production, removing toxins and processing nutrients. Medication, poor diet and alcohol consumption all effect this area. Area 4 Under your eyes is Kidneys. This organ is responsible for regulating hormone production, removing toxins and waste, and regulating blood pressure. A deficiency is normally seen as dark circles or dryness. We have people ask about products to help with dark circles, but unfortunately it is down to drinking water, eating healthy and sleeping. Keeping the area hydrated will help the area look better as well. Area 5 – Side of nose and nostril- lungs as well. the tip of nose- heart. The bridge- spine. Area 7-9 (cheeks) –Cheekbones (7)- pancreas. this is the organ of the digestive system and of the hormone system, so can be related to hormones or food. Also insulin. So diabetics may have a problem in this area. If it is in a straight line it could be your blusher or bronzer- look to see if there is talc in your make-up, if so this could be the cause. -In circles in the middle of your cheeks (8) is the stomach. Normally connected to food intolerance. -The lower part (9) of this area is Lungs. People who smoke can get congestion in this area- from the lungs having toxins, but also from the toxins and chemicals in the smoke. Area 10 (lower half) – Hormones. This is where they go crazy. If it is on your chin it means ovaries, when there are 2 lines of breakouts/congestion/discoloration from corners of mouth down in straight lines it can be ovaries. If you have deep creases from nose to mouth this can show disturbances in stomach and large intestines. If they don’t run past the corner of your mouth it indicates stomach strains. I would like to stress again, this isn’t an exact science and you shouldn’t self diagnose. When used in conjunction with a thorough consultation process it helps us to narrow down possible causes to help give you more clearance with your acne.