What The Location Of Acne Tells You About Your Health

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Most people assume that pimples are simply a fact of life. But did you know that the location of facial acne can tell you a lot about how your zits originated and – more importantly – how to prevent them?

Take charge of your health and your facial skin by noting acne patterns using the following location guide.


If you frequently get zits around your lips, your diet is most likely to blame. From acidic foods to greasy indulgences, residue can linger and lead to clogged pores.

To avoid mouth acne: Wash your hands before and after every meal and make sure you wipe away excess food particles from your lips and mouth area with a facial cleansing wipe.


Forehead acne in and around the T-zone (where your nose meets your forehead) can point to stress due to the body’s natural production and release of hormones –namely adrenaline. You might have an excellent poker face when stressed, but the proof will be left on your skin once the “fight or flight” emotions take effect.

To avoid forehead acne: Know your stress triggers and prepare your skin care routine in advance by taking extra precaution with a leave-on treatment.


Zits that form on the nose can sometimes be attributed to high blood pressure. Thankfully, they’re an easy fix with a few dietary changes.

To avoid acne on your nose: Cut down on high-sodium/processed foods and reduce your meat intake. Increase your consumption of foods with anti-inflammatory properties such as salmon or hemp seeds. Vitamins B and C are also crucial.


When you consider how many things come in contact with your face over the course of 24 hours, it’s no wonder dirt is one of the top acne causes. From pillowcases to cell phones, headphones, and your own two hands, your cheeks can be a breeding ground for pore-clogging bacteria.

To avoid acne on your cheeks: Be mindful of how often you touch your face and try to avoid doing so. Regularly wash bedding and clothing accessories that may come in contact with your face like hoodies or scarves. Regularly sanitize your cell phone with antibacterial wipes.


Pimples on chin areas can be indicative of hormonal imbalances like above average testosterone. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may also be the culprit.

To avoid acne on your chin: Have your hormone levels checked by a professional while doing your part to regulate them with sufficient Omega-3 intake.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

For a full consultation of acne patterns and effective methods of treatment, contact the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic. Dr. Parvin Mani and her team can provide additional suggestions for combating unsightly pimples and keeping them away for good.