The causes of acne/irritation

Do you have a mirror ready?? You will need one…..

I get asked a lot about what may be causing breakouts/irritations in peoples skin. There are many reasons for them, and finding out the reason is the best way to help start clearing them up. A tried and tested method is Chinese Diagnosis. Now this doesn’t apply to anyone- random other causes may be at fault, but it gives us a starting base. Below are the general explanations

Area 1 and 3 – Can be caused a lot by stress, but can also be bladder and gall bladder. When you have problems around the hairline though this could also come down to your hair products, or not cleansing throughly around your hairline

Area 2 – Is your liver. This can also be the case for your temples as well. Your liver is responsible for metabolism, hormone production, removes toxins and processes nutrients.   Medication, poor diet, alcohol all effect this area. Buit can also be caused by waxing. 

Area 6 and 8 – Under your eyes is Kidneys. This organ is responsible for the maintenance of acid  base balance, hormone production, removing water based waste, and regulating blood pressure. 

Area 5 and 9 – Lungs (closer to nose) and stomach(further out) Stomach could be food intolerences or digestion. Cheekbones- pancreas. this is the organ of the digestive system and of the hormone system. Also insulin. So diabetics may have a problem in this area. Is also effected by cigarette smoke.

Area 7 – Side of nose and nostril- lungs as well. the tip of nose- heart. The bridge- spine.

Area 10 – Kidneys as well. This organ is responsible for the maintenance of acid  base balance, hormone production, removing water based waste, and regulating blood pressure. 

Area 11, 12 and 13– Hormones. This is where they go crazy. If it is on your chin it means ovaries, when there are 2 lines of breakouts/congestion/discolouration from corners of mouth down in straight lines the only cause is your 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.

For a bit of fun-

Vertical wrinkles  above the lip  means tension and strains in sexual terms

Horizontal lines indication a sexual weakness in men, or menstrual difficulties in women

 

This isn’t an exact science. It just gives us somewhere to start looking for the cause. If you suffer from Acne come in and see me for an extraction facial, i would love to help you clear it up.