After the success of my first post on Chinese face mapping (you can read this post here) I decided to research further into what skin mapping for acne could be telling you about any potential underlying health problems. If you need to swot up on the different types of acne you can check out this post here.
Whilst researching, I discovered one really interesting study on acne types and skin texture and what it could be telling you and I also have my own thoughts which I wanted to share with you, based on my experience and fight against acne.
Skin mapping for acne: What’s your skin telling you?
Uneven skin tone, rough bumpy surface covered in tiny whiteheads. They’re very small and don’t hurt and are commonly found on the oiliest areas of the skin like the T-zone. What does this mean? I found this sort of acne type to be extremely common with those struggling with excess androgens and a sluggish digestive system. Make sure you take a good quality probiotic, reduce your sugar intake and do whatever it takes to go to the loo at least once a day!
Lots of blackheads and clogged pores all over the face which tend to develop into red, inflamed spots. What does this mean? I’ve found that the reason behind this type of acne is down to your body trying to purge out toxins through the skin. Perhaps your liver and digestion aren’t working efficiently so a quality probiotic and an antioxidant such as Milk Thistle would be beneficial in this instance. You can read my tips for gently cleansing your liver here.
Deep, painful red spots that can sometimes take on a bluey/purpley hue. There aren’t many blackheads or clogged pores (unless your acne is cause by more that one root cause) and this type of acne is often found on the chin, neck and jaw line and can be found on all skin types, even those with really dry skin. What does this mean? This type of acne is nearly always down to a hormone imbalance which could mean your liver is unable to efficiently metabolise and remove excess hormones. This type of acne is often associated with women who have recently come off the pill, have PCOS or are going through pregnancy/post pregnancy.
Anada’s Study: Support Healing From Within
Anada’s study is from her eBook Diagnose Your Acne which is a useful resource to help you work through the underlying factors that are contributing to your acne.
Ananda specialises in skin health and the management of chronic skin conditions in infants, children and adults. Ananda has been a naturopath for 16 years and for the last 7 years has focused on working with people to help them overcome and manage long-term skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Has skin mapping for acne helped you with the root cause of your skin problems? Let me know in the comments below!
Peace, Love & Clear Skin