What does the location of your breakouts say about your health?

Personally, I have never really had any bad breakouts (with the exception of one when I was 14) but like everyone, I’ve had a few pimples pop up here and there. I learned not too long ago that pimples that appear in certain areas of your face can actually say a lot about your health. This can be helpful for identifying health problems as well as helping you to prevent or minimise breakouts. I personally believe that your body gives indicators of your health in many forms, and this is one of them.

I’ll briefly inform you on what acne in each location can signify.

Upper forehead:

Breakouts in this area of the face suggest poor digestion. In order to prevent pimples in this area, you can consume food and drinks which are high in antioxidants such as berries.

Lower forehead:

Pimples in this area may be due to stress, bad circulation and lack of sleep. You can find ways to de-stress and ensure that you get enough sleep at night to prevent these pimples.


Pimples around the eyebrows may be caused by ingesting too much alcohol and by diets that are high in fat.


High blood pressure and stress may lead to pimples popping up in this area. Be sure to de-stress when you can. Yoga is great for this.


Consuming too much salt and caffeine may cause pimples on your ears. Be sure to drink enough water to prevent these and cut back on your salt and caffeine intake.

Right cheek:

Pimples in this area may be due to smoking or allergies.

Sides of the chin:

The menstrual cycle in women or a hormonal imbalance may cause pimples in this area. Stress may also be another factor to consider.

Around the mouth and chin:

This area is associated with the small intestine and stomach. Pimples may appear in this area if you eat too much fast food.

Allow me to go all preachy Vegan on you for a second here. The hormones found in dairy and meat are a huge contributor to acne and breakouts. I believe that your skin is a good representation of what you put into your body. Eat clean (no hormones, no flesh, no murder) and your skin will reflect this.

With that being said, I just want to stress how important it is to be comfortable in your own skin (breakout or no breakout).

Hope this post was informative 🙂


14 thoughts on “What does the location of your breakouts say about your health?

    1. If you don’t rinse your skin off AFTER washing your hair, the conditioner could be causing this as it clogs your pores.


  1. I think this really informed me a lot about my health. And luckily I only get breakouts on my chin, so I guess I can’t really do much about that but wait.

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