What is your acne REALLY telling you? Guide reveals the health reasons behind your pesky pimples - and how to fix them fast

  • Where you're getting breakouts on your face says a lot about your general health
  • Nose acne can be attributed to the heart and blame your hormones for chin dots
  • Some even suggest that pimples around your mouth are related to the stomach
  • There are easy ways to fix the issues so long as you take proper care of your body

Unexpected acne breakouts can be directly linked to specific organs and can be fixed by paying closer attention to your lungs, heart, stomach and digestive issues.

Whether you're finding spots along your cheeks, on the chin or on your forehead, these can be erased without harsh chemicals by washing your pillow more often, not holding your phone to your face and even by increasing your vitamin B.

During the festive season in particular, alcohol, stress, greasy foods and a general lack of sleep will only enhance these problems, so it's best to adopt your healthiest practices over the holiday period.

What's your body trying to tell you? Parts of your face are linked to particular organs that could be causing your acne to flare up

What's your body trying to tell you? Parts of your face are linked to particular organs that could be causing your acne to flare up

CHEEKS 

According to traditional Chinese medicine acne on your cheeks is related to your respiratory system, namely your lungs.

Aerobic exercises are generally a great way to strengthen them, as well as practising meditation techniques that slow down your breath.  

'Another reason that cheeks can be prone to acne is due to friction from your pillow, mobile phone or wearing a helmet,' Bed Threads reported.

Skinstitut expert Zoe Devine suggests incorporating Canadian Willow Herb into your skincare routine because it has an anti-inflammatory response to the spots that are already present. 

According to traditional Chinese medicine acne on your cheeks is related to your respiratory system, namely your lungs

 According to traditional Chinese medicine acne on your cheeks is related to your respiratory system, namely your lungs

FOREHEAD

Breakouts above your eyebrows can translate to issues with your stomach and bladder, meaning you'll need to balance your gut to get rid of them.

According to Skincare by Alana the spots tend to present themselves in hard clusters or more cystic-like acne that doesn't have a whitehead. 

Reducing the amount of processed foods you eat and fats in your diet will help, as will eating fermented foods and drinking more water.

If you have any food intolerances these pimples could be an indication that you need to be more mindful of them. 

'If you're getting acne specifically along your hairline, the ingredients in your shampoo, conditioner, or other hair care products could be clogging and irritating your pores,' Alana added.

NOSE 

General redness and dots around the centre of your face could be connected to heart-related blockages.

If you have high cholesterol it might be manifesting itself in the form of oily skin, which if not treated with a regular cleanser, toner and moisturiser, will block your pores.  

'A good tip is to up your vitamin B intake as well as swap spicy and salty foods for fruits, veggies and nuts,' they wrote.

Resident skin expert at Belameres, Carina Gross, told FEMAIL hyaluronic acid can treat these kind of pimples on the surface, which can be found in products like The Ordinary. 

How to avoid pimples over the holiday season:

Ultraceuticals Education Coach, Sarah Shephard

Ultraceuticals Education Coach, Sarah Shephard

The key causes of unwanted pimples during the festive season are greasy finger foods, alcohol, stress and sleeping with makeup on.  

'You are what you eat so be careful with what you consume over the silly season,' Ultraceuticals Education Coach Ms Shephard warned.

'The festive period tends to be full of snacky finger foods and excess alcohol and sadly all these things build up and manifest on the skin.' 

Drinking plenty of water before, during and after you have a few glasses of wine will go a long way in saving your skin from pesky red dots. 

Choosing fresh salad and crudités instead of hot chips and party pies will also help you to swerve the dreaded pimple on Christmas day. 

CHIN 

For those who usually suffer from a few blind pimples around the time their period is due, they normally rear their heads on your chin.

This is because stress and imbalanced hormones play a large role in why you get acne in this area.

Peppermint tea has been known to help, as has washing your pillow - preferably silk - once a week and ensuring you're removing all of your makeup at the end of the day. 

Australian skin expert Melanie Grant, who has worked on famous faces like Lara Worthington said if you must squeeze a spot, ensure it's 'ready' first. 

The best way to do so, she explained to FEMAIL, is to look for a surface that appears white with a 'translucent look to the skin on top'.

'Then, with clean hands, sterilise a fine sewing needle with a flame or alcohol,' she continued.

'Be sure to let the needle cool if using a flame, then gently pierce the head of the pimple with the needle to create an opening, this prevents breaking the skin open further than is necessary.

'Next, separate a tissue into two, and wrap your index fingers with each part. It's important to first press downwards, roll both fingers in, then push up, as this ensures you don't spread the sebum further under the skin. Stop squeezing once blood appears.'

The final step is to apply witch hazel or an antibacterial drying spot treatment.

Peppermint tea has been known to help, as has washing your pillow - preferably silk - once a week (pictured) and ensuring you're removing all of your makeup at the end of the day

Peppermint tea has been known to help, as has washing your pillow - preferably silk - once a week (pictured) and ensuring you're removing all of your makeup at the end of the day

MOUTH

Sometimes known as the most painful place to get flare ups, your mouth is directly linked to your stomach and digestive organs.

Diet can play a huge part in ridding these pesky pimples so look to adding more fibre, fruits and vegetables into your everyday meals.  

Try to answer your mobile phone by placing headphones in your ears, rather than putting the device to your face, as the oils on it could be interacting with the skin around your mouth. 

 

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