That little tingle on your chin is about to blow up into a dime-sized, cherry-red bump. You’re about to lose it! We’ve all been there. Cleaning, moisturizing, and medicating are all easy-to-follow steps, but sometimes the outside forces can’t beat forces within. Whether it be your hormones or your gut, research indicates that skin is a representation of what’s going on inside your body. Face mapping, or connecting the location of your face acne to the the organ that needs support, is a great way to prevent breakouts. So let’s get down to the different types of acne and how to treat it!

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Acne on the forehead: 

Face mapping experts say that acne on the forehead indicates something  going on with the digestive system or simple dehydration. The best way to treat this type of acne is to drink plenty of water, stay away from caffeine, and fix that digestive system! Either by increasing your fiber or beginning a probiotic supplement.

Acne on the T-zone:

The T-zone stretches from  your eyebrows all the way down your nose and to your chin. This acne can be caused by a plethora of things, but mostly sebum, or the excess wax substance that clogs pores. Sebum is formed when your face has too much bacteria on it. And for the record, NO, washing your face more does not help this issue. On the contrary, over washing causes dryness, causing more acne.

If your skin is oily, wash it and then lightly moisturize. If that doesn’t seem to help, and harsh chemicals are just causing too much damage, a topical probiotic may be the way to go. This will help stabilize the bacteria on your face and has been shown to reduce sebum, and therefore reduce acne!

Acne on the cheeks:

Now this one is a little crazy, but acne on the cheeks is typically caused by one of two things: digestive problems or mouth issues. MOUTH ISSUES?? Like, what? It turns out that people who tend to…erm… skip brushing their teeth experience increased acne on the cheeks. But that’s not all! Over-brushing your teeth or using too much mouth product can actually cause an imbalance in the bacteria of your mouth. This imbalance can cause acne on your cheeks. C-R-A-Z-Y. Your mouth’s microbiome can be balanced by not brushing your teeth too much or too little, and sticking to a probiotics regiment. Mixing probiotics with your mouth wash or dipping your tooth brush in probiotics can prevent cheek acne. Now that’s something to smile about.


Starting to see the connection? Your outsides are closely related to your insides. Taking care of your insides with healthy habits and supplements like probiotics will give you the healthy skin you’re after. If you struggle with acne, use face mapping to find your problem spot and get to work on the better balance in your microbiome. Your body, inside and out, will thank you.