Breakouts that keep coming back are often caused by internal issues that have not been addressed. Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine can provide helpful insights about them, especially when breakouts come back to the same part of the face.

These healing systems have mapped the different parts of the face to specific internal organs. The T-zone, for example, is associated with the liver. So if you have recurring breakouts in the T-zone, you might want to give your liver some support.

The main areas that are mapped are: forehead (toxicity), T-zone (liver), eyes (kidneys), upper cheeks (lungs), lower cheeks (mouth), nose (heart) and chin (small intestine).

Dermatologist Dr. Michael Shapiro explains how this “face-mapping” is being integrated into western medicine in the article: What Your Acne Is Trying to Tell You About Your Health.

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