Previously we told you about the acne face map & Today we explain that what our body acne telling us and how to treat body acne with the help of acne body mapping? We had done lots of discussion about acne on this blog. We had also discussed how face mapping can tell you about your health problems. You can know your health problem by location of acne on various “zones”. These zones relate to the corresponded internal organs of our body. As face mapping can tell us what our facial pimples mean, Acne body mapping tells us the same by locating acne on different body parts. After knowing the internal imbalances in your system, you can work on the reason and avoid or treat acne.
For this, simply think your body as an acne map and blemishes as X’s on that landscape. Acne spots in different zones related to different problems. It looks really Interesting to understand the signals from your body internal organs. You surely want to try this and here is the acne body map and the procedure below to decode the breakouts.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 1: Hormones
If you see acne on the neck, they might be the indication that your hormones (adrenal glands) are in overdrive. They may be because of extra sugar intake or due to stress. Try to avoid that greasy or oily hair frequently touches that area and also try not to wear shirts with tight collars.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 2 & 3: Stress
Overstressed might be the reason behind the shoulder acne. They are vulnerable and sensitive. There might be other reasons link your handbag strap or some other office or laptop bag, creating some friction against the skin.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 4: Digestive System
Are you mostly wearing clothes made from polyester or nylon? These fabrics are not considered ads breathable clothes. Had you recently got any treatment for fungal infections?
If all the above is not the case with you then the acne on the chest might point towards your digestive troubles. It can be a poor diet, having excessive spice food, bad eating habits or regularly drinking too many cold beverages.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 5 & 6: Vitamin Levels
You can easily get keratosis pilaris on the arms since skin is coarser in this area. This can appear as small spots and give goose-bumpy appearance. Keratosis Pilaris is formed as a result of overproduction of dead cells in the hair follicle or can be caused by poor circulation. Try to treat it with moisturizers containing salicylic acid and regular exfoliation. If still the problem persists, it might be a sign that how efficiently your body is utilizing and receiving vitamins from your diet.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 7: Blood Sugar Levels
Stomach acne is a rarer complaint because of very few oil glands in this area. High blood sugar or tight fitted clothes might be the reason for cropping up zits in this area.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 8: Hygiene or STDs
It is difficult as well as utterly painful to clear this because the high moistness factor of these areas. Pelvic or crotch acne could crop up because of ingrown hairs from shaving or waxing. That again, the poor personal hygiene that might play a major role. If you feel that it cannot be because of hygiene, it could be the symptom of an STD or warts (especially in case if the spots feel itchy, ooze and don’t show any improvement sign after 2-3 days).
Acne Body Mapping Zone 9 & 10: Skin Sensitivities or Allergies
Acne on the upper legs and thigh usually a result of reaction with shower gels, body lotions, laundry detergent, fabric softener. On the lower legs, the additional reason may be because of ingrown hair post- waxing or shaving. The best treatment of this is a body wash that contains salicylic acid (BHA) or glycolic acid (AHA). Also, apply a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 11 & 12: Nervous and Digestive Systems
This is the most common area for acne. Acne on this body area usually includes allergies, excessive sweating and not taking showers after exercise. It can also be from friction from athletic gear, tight clothes, and backpack straps. Sometimes people get irritated because of the body or hair care products. If you think that none of the above is true for you, then carefully examine that whether your diet is loaded with high calorie and fried foods? Not getting enough sleep might be the reason.
Acne Body Mapping Zone 13 & 14: Digestive System
Usually the answer comes only to the three reasons for acne in this area. First might that your underwear is dirty or not breathable; it can be too tight also. Excessively dry skin and poor digestion or diet might be the other reason. Last reason that you intake too many soft drinks and also too much spicy food. For treatment, try wearing loose and soft cotton clothes and keeping everything clean. Also, start evaluating your diet and avoid the junk and fried food.
So the next time, when you break out on the shoulders, back or any other body area, try to look to acne body mapping.