Many of the spots you get on your ears are those under the skin, lumpy type, almost cystic and can be painful. Your ears are linked to your kidneys, so if you are not up on your water intake, or have too much salt and caffeine in your diet, this could explain why you are suffering in this area.
Remember, your body generally needs around 8 large glasses of water a day, but throw in a few extra for good measure, especially during the warmer seasons. Cut back on food with a high salt content and try caffeine free tea’s and decaf coffee’s. Cranberry juice and legumes are great for promoting healthy kidneys!
Side of the Chin
This area is related to your hormones, so any sudden changes or a hormonal imbalance, can cause breakouts here. These tend to appear a few days before you are due to start a period, and clear up once your period is over. It can be tempting to pick them but don’t! I find they are the quickest to clear up so it’s better to put up with them for a few days than be left with a nasty scar. Also, if you are not getting a lot of sleep or find yourself stressed out, you are likely to breakout here too. The average person needs roughly 6.5 to 8 hours of sleep a night, are you getting yours?
Your chin is linked to your small intestine, so a poor diet or food allergies could cause you to break out in this area. Look at your diet; are there any specific food groups, such as dairy, that when you eat, you suffer an uncomfortable digestion or breakout in this area? It could be worth keeping a food diary and a record of your experiences to see which foods trigger the symptoms and outbreaks. Do you eat many oily foods too? The oils from these foods can make quite a mess on your face when eating, so make sure you clean around your mouth properly after eating to stop any build up on the surface. Daily pro biotic drinks, fruits and vegetables, fish and seeds will all help maintain a healthy intestine.
Neck and Chest
Breakouts here are usually caused by stress. I have found that by practicing stress relieving activities, such as yoga, meditation and certain writing methods, I have been able to take control, de-stress and reduce breakouts in this area. Remember, the clothes you wear and the products you wash them in can irritate your skin and cause breakouts here too, as well as perfumes and body sprays. Asparagus, almonds and tuna also have stress relieving properties.
Note, this hub has been designed as a guide. It will not ring true for every acne sufferer but it can be used as an aid in starting to understand what your acne is telling you about your body. There are many external, sometimes uncontrollable factors that cause acne and there is never a perfect solution. By taking good care of our bodies and leading a healthy, active lifestyle, we can start to make the changes and improve our skins condition.
Under the Eyes
The top of the eye and directly below the eyes is the kidney zone. Puffiness and fluid retention in this area is a sign the body is holding on to too much fluid (watery and swollen with a blue tinge) or is mucus congested (fatty and swollen with a yellow tinge).
Salt intake should be monitored, as should excessive sugary drinks such as fruit juice and soft drink. To reduce mucus congestion, reduce fat and dairy consumption. Blue circles or white under the eyes indicates tiredness or even exhaustion. A yellow tinge shows the liver and gallbladder are working too hard.Dry, flaky or red skin in the creases above the eye shows liver stress.
The Jaw and under the jaw line
Often a hormonal influence, particularly if worsens in accordance with monthly cycles. Cysts rather than pimples may indicate lymphatic toxicity, which may result from medications, environmental toxins or a highly processed and sugar rich diet.
Lymph Nodes – Mental symptoms: stress. Internal symptoms: bacteria. If your body has been invaded by bacteria, this is a sign your lymph nodes will give, which means they are trying to get rid of the invasion. Do yoga and meditate.