Just about everyone experiences acne breakouts and other skin problems at some point in their lives.
Acne has long been the scourge of teenagers, but for many men and women, these frequent breakouts and skin eruptions continue long into adulthood.
If you are troubled by frequent breakouts and other skin problems, you might think that your problems are the same as everyone else’s but that is definitely not the case.
Every case of acne and every pimple problem is different, and it is important to look at your own skin before deciding on a solution.
Identifying the parts of your face where those frequent breakouts are taking place can tell you a great deal about the cause of those skin problems.
Even more importantly, mapping out where those skin eruptions are taking place can help you identify the products, and the skin care techniques, which are likely to be the most effective.
What is Face Mapping
The process of identifying the parts of your face where breakouts are most likely to occur has a name – face mapping.
While face mapping, you take a close look at every part of your face, from your forehead and your checks to your nose, jaw and chin line.
Once you have your face mapped out, you can start to get a handle on your frequent acne breakouts and skin eruptions.
Every part of your face is different, and there are unique causes associated with breakouts in each section of that face.
Frequent forehead blemishes can have a number of causes, some of them related to your lifestyle and even what you wear. If you wear a hat on a regular basis, the friction created by the brim could trigger the release of additional oil – and that oil could trigger frequent acne breakouts.
Leave-in treatments for your hair, like conditioners and hot oil preparations, could also migrate to your forehead and clog your pores, leaving you more susceptible to frequent acne breakouts.
Changing the way you resolve those breakouts and reclaim your beautiful complexion.
For acne breakouts on your cheeks, start with the things that touch those cheeks on a regular basis, including your makeup brushes and your smartphone.
Keeping your makeup tools clean, and sanitizing your phone on a regular basis, can help you avoid the contamination that triggers breakouts on this part of your face.
Of course, cheek breakouts can also be caused by overactive oil glands and hormones. Even so, keeping everything that touches your cheeks clean can reduce the risk of acne breakouts and pimple eruptions.
Blemishes on the jaw are quite common in puberty when young hormones start to work overtime.
If you see an increase in skin blemishes in your early teen years, you can probably put it down to an increase in hormonal activity, and the problem should resolve itself over time.
If, on the other hand, those blemishes along your jawline persist long after puberty, it is time to start looking for another cause.
This part of the face has the highest concentration of oil glands, and those glands go into overdrive when you are stressed.
Reducing your stress level and looking for new ways to relax could help you reduce those frequent breakouts, so you can enjoy clean and clear skin and a beautiful complexion.
Your nose is right in the middle of your face, and it is the first thing many people see when they look at you.
Acne breakouts on the nose are all too common, and they can be devastating to your appearance and your self-esteem.
An overproduction of oil around your nose can make acne breakouts more likely, and that oil production is often triggered by the foods you eat.
Swapping out fatty meats and spicy foods for alternatives like nuts, fish, and flaxseed could improve the condition of your skin – and the frequency of those breakouts.
Chin Line Breakouts
The area around your chin is also home to a high concentration of oil glands, and in puberty, those glands start secreting even more oil.
As a result, many teenagers find that most of their acne breakouts occur in this part of their face.
Over time, the frequency and severity of these chin line breakouts should decrease, but if they do not, it is time to look at other possible causes.
If your teen years are long behind you and you are still experiencing breakouts along your chin line, you could have an overgrowth of yeast on this part of your face.
Blemishes along the chin line are often caused by yeast overgrowth and addressing that overgrowth could help you resolve the issue.
Your face is not one entity – it is a combination of many different areas.
The skin on your nose is very different from the skin on your chin and forehead, and face mapping helps you identify those differences.
Once you know which parts of your face are most prone to acne breakouts, you can start working on a plan of attack – one that will leave your skin looking clear, fresh and free of pimples and other blemishes.
Jenni Jacobsen graduated from The Ohio State University in June 2011 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and in May 2015 with her master’s degree in social work. Throughout her college career, she took English courses, worked as a freelance writer, and assisted other students in writing papers.
Jenni Jacobsen recently began pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology through Northcentral University and is becoming a subject-matter expert in the area of addiction. More about me Full Bio.