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Acne Face Mapping

Reveal the true cause of your breakouts

Face mapping divides the face into different zones to determine the underlying causes for acne and breakouts. Our beauty experts have defined eight of the most common places for acne to appear and the causes and solutions associated with each area of the face.


Hairline location

Possible Cause:

Found naturally in your hair, oil can seep from your hairline down onto your face.


Cleanse, exfoliate and treat skin with ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Switch to a clarifying shampoo to deeply cleanse hair and wash hair more frequently.


Forehead location

Possible Cause:

Your skin can become deyhdrated by not consuming an adequate amount of water.


Drink plenty of water, avoid consuming soda and try drinking antioxidant-packed green tea.


Nose location

Possible Cause:
Makeup residue

Since the nose has the highest concentration of dilated pores, it's easy for makeup and dirt to get trapped here.


Try a clay mask to soak up excess oils and purify clogged pores.

In-Between Brows

In-Between Brows location

Possible Cause:
Ingrown hairs

Waxing or shaving can irritate the hair follicle and cause it to become infected.


Use a gentle cleanser or exfoliant with salicylic acid and apply a spot treatment to target troublesome blemishes if the area is not infected.


Cheeks location

Possible Cause:
Dirty sheets

Bacteria accumulates on your pillowcase and comes in direct contact with your face.


Wash your pillowcases often and remember to use a gentle makeup remover to take off all makeup before you go to bed.

Chin & Jawline

Chin & Jawline location

Possible Cause:
Touching your face

At any given time, the surface of your hands have a lot of bacteria and can be transferred easily if you constantly touch your face.


Try not to rest your head on your hands during the day, cleanse your face on a daily basis and wash your hands regularly.


Chest location

Possible Cause:
High-intensity exercise

Constant rubbing of clothing combined with sweat can irritate the hair follicles on the chest and cause breakouts.


Always shower after working out or change into a dry set of clothing. You can also use quick cleansing wipes for an instant refresh.


Back location

Possible Cause:
Product residue

Since your hair hangs down onto your back, it's easy for residue from your shampoo or conditioner to rub off on the skin.


Keep the skin on your neck and upper back clean of irritants by tilting your head forward when you rinse your hair.

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