Acne, skin breakouts and dry skin are common skin conditions these days. However, these skin conditions can reveal health issues with certain organs in the body.

In other words, it is an old technique, also known as face mapping, which practitioners used to find out potential health issues with certain organs in the body and address them on time. Face mapping is a simple way to find out whether you suffer from some health issues and how to prevent them.


When it comes to the location of acne, it can help us determine the causes of acne related to our diet and lifestyle habits.

• Acne on the neckline, chin and jaw can be caused by Candida infection, hormonal imbalances, excessive consumption of starchy foods or processed foods.
• Acne of the T-zone can be caused by stress, excessive consumption of alcohol, poor circulation and drinking coffee.
• Acne on the cheeks can be caused by smoking, buildup of bacteria and touching the face often.

After we mentioned the potential causes of the acne based on their location, it is time to find out what kind of health issues they can reveal. The location of acne can reveal health issues with certain organs, because some parts of the face are related to certain organs in the body.

Here is how to find out whether you suffer from some health issues based on the location of your acne:

• Acne on the lower and upper forehead – small intestine and bladder issues

This location indicates that you are consuming a lot of starchy and processed food, and low-fiber foods, as well. Heavy drinking and stress can be other causes of dehydration, poor blood circulation and buildup of toxic chemicals.

In case you suffer from acne on your forehead, you should drink consume 10 – 12 glasses of water per day to detox your body and avoid consuming processed foods and alcohol. After a workout, always take a shower, too.

• Acne on the area between the eyebrows – liver issues

This location indicates that you are smoking or drinking excessively or consuming too much meat. It may also indicate food allergies. As a result of this, the function of the liver is decreased. Therefore, cut down cigarettes and alcohol and include more healthy foods in your diet.

In addition, consume more fresh fruits and vegetables, do regular physical exercises and get enough sleep.

• Acne on the area around the eyes and eyebrows – kidney issues

The root causes of acne breakout in the area of the eyes and the eyebrows are malnutrition and dehydration. Other causes include excessive smoking, weak heart, excessive consumption of alcohol and poor blood circulation.

Therefore, if you experience acne on this area, make sure you drink a lot of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol.

• Acne on the upper part of the cheeks – lung issues

Air pollution is the root cause of acne breakouts on the upper part of the cheeks. Therefore, quit smoking in case you smoke and go outside only when necessary.

• Acne on the cheeks – liver and lung issues

The poor dental hygiene is the main cause of acne breakouts on the cheeks. Therefore, in order to treat and prevent them, you should brush your teeth on a regular basis. Moreover, avoid consuming sugary foods and beverages.

The Chinese medical practitioners think that the right cheek is related to the lungs, whereas the left cheek is related to the liver.

• Acne on the neck and jaw – hormonal issues

This location of acne indicates hormonal imbalances. These hormonal imbalances may be caused by menstrual cycles, puberty, menopause or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hormonal changes can be also caused by stress, lack of sleep and a diet rich in sugar and high-glycemic carbohydrate foods. Therefore, include more healthy foods in your diet, but avoid or limit the intake of salt and caffeine.

• Acne on the chin and mouth – stomach issues

If you experience acne breakouts on the chin and mouth, you should avoid fatty and sugary foods and cut down alcohol. Both the chin and mouth indicate stomach issues. In addition, you should include more fermented foods to your diet.

• Acne on the nose – heart issues

Acne breakouts on the nose reveal that you use too much salt. The Chinese medical practitioners think that the nose is related to the heart. So, this location of acne indicates heart issues and high blood pressure.

Therefore, start consuming more fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, but avoid salt, spicy foods and meat. Moreover, do exercises or other physical activities on a regular basis.

• Acne on the ears – kidney issues

Ears are related to the kidneys, which is shown in Tinnitus, a type of ringing in the ears that is caused by poor function of the kidneys. In addition, kidney dysfunction can lead to high blood pressure.

The acne on the ears may also reveal that we are not consuming enough water. Certain medications and OTC drugs, such as water pills, alcohol and coffee can cause dehydration, which may have side effects on the overall health, including high levels of blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, chronic fatigue, food allergies and digestive disorders.