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what your acne is telling you

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
i thought this was worth sharing, what your acne is telling you.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Interesting! Thanks for sharing.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    This is interesting luvmylocs

    1& 2: typically clear- i drink lots of water and stay clear of as much process foods as possible.

    3: is clear, now, i cut back on alcohol alot!

    6:I get pipmles here every month. my cholestorol and blood pressure is great. and i dont wear makeup.

    14: i do get breakouts here. that makes me nervous. what is my uvula is sick? :sad1:
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Mine doesnt' really tell me anything, lol. It just says if i get zits here I must have allergies. I'm assuming if my allergies flare up so will my zits.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Mine says, "Wash your damn face more often, you slob!"
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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    when i was getting acne it usually tells me im not dating for awhile
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Just fyi, the stuff in that article doesn't hold up scientifically. The idea that each area of your face (or palms, or soles) is directly linked to other organs is bogus. And you know there's a problem when someone claims that only the zits by your chin are caused by hormones!
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    So strange!

    I'm having a very minor breakout, can't really see it but can feel it, in zone 11/12.

    Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

    I'm ovulating any day now!!
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    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Have a little more faith, Eilonwy. I bet if you move your furniture around the Chi in your house will clear up your skin in no time.
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Just fyi, the stuff in that article doesn't hold up scientifically. The idea that each area of your face (or palms, or soles) is directly linked to other organs is bogus. And you know there's a problem when someone claims that only the zits by your chin are caused by hormones!

    I agree. Yet, I get a chin zit when I ovulate and another right before my period starts. It alternates sides each month. This has been going on for years and when I got pregnant I thought, "Of course, no chin zit! How did I not know!"
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    OBB wrote: »
    when i was getting acne it usually tells me im not dating for awhile

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Such nonsense. Everyone knows pimples come from masturbating.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    what about your bacne. What does that tell you? Take a shower? :tongue5:

    what about under your head, not your chin but under, does that count as chin?

    SHE NEEDS TO DO MY RESEARCH.

    what about the area between 1 and 2 and above 3?

    I only get zits there, I don't get zits in ANY of the places she put numbers.

    Maybe I really am an alien.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Just fyi, the stuff in that article doesn't hold up scientifically. The idea that each area of your face (or palms, or soles) is directly linked to other organs is bogus. And you know there's a problem when someone claims that only the zits by your chin are caused by hormones!

    i think like reflexology and acupuncture this diagram and explanation is tied more to eastern philosophy of holistic health. obviously, some reject that kind of stuff. i personally don't need everything to be "scientifically" proven for me to consider it for my own health and/or well being.

    others here have commented on the phenomenon of acne sort of moving down your face (it's more forehead as a teen and by the time you're in your 30's and beyond it's in the lower region of the face. to me). this provides a different perspective on that same thought.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    So I've had on and off acne issues and usually flare up(sometimes minor, sometimes major enough to scar noticeably) but since I've been using ziana regularly, my skin has been doing really well. I'm not sure if it's good to use long term though. It's an antibiotic and retinoid gel.

    I'm not good at multi step face care routines. All I do is wash with psf or my aveeno cleaner, dry and put this on before bed and I didn't break out for a month straight. Skin is smoother and clearer as well. In the morning i just wash and use oil of olay 15.
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    I've got #14 right now and low and behold a sinus infection! Thank you for sharing!!! :)


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  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    I only break out if I get lazy for a while with washing (the - WASH YOUR FACE reaction), if I'm super stressed (I expect to break out next week with how my week's been going), or if I haven't changed the sheets in the last month (usually on my right side, which I sleep on the most).

    It's usually the last two.

    I do wash my sheets, I swear, I just forget to put the fresh ones on!
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Just fyi, the stuff in that article doesn't hold up scientifically.
    i personally don't need everything to be "scientifically" proven for me to consider it for my own health and/or well being.
    I figured, and that's why I commented only in regards to science :)
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    TG I don't have any acne.

    If you did, they'd probably have something at Acme to cure it.
  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    TG I don't have any acne.

    If you did, they'd probably have something at Acme to cure it.

    How can you tell?
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    OBB wrote: »
    TG I don't have any acne.

    If you did, they'd probably have something at Acme to cure it.

    How can you tell?


    Experience.
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    That was helpful. IME holistic health philosophies work well for me. I believe that everything is connected. Western medicine generally cures symptoms instead of focusing on causation and prevention. It also seems as if many supporters of Western medicine believe their way is only the right way. I find that silly.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    ^^^ i'm with you!!! ;-)
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    If you did, they'd probably have something at Acme to cure it.
    I was thinking the same thing.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Western medicine generally cures symptoms instead of focusing on causation and prevention.
    Woah, that couldn't be further from the truth. It's just that the terrible American healthcare system means most people can only afford to treat symptoms.
    It also seems as if many supporters of Western medicine believe their way is only the right way. I find that silly.
    Well, I don't believe that. There's no single "correct" cultural approach to medicine, and there's room for scientific medicine to be combined with aspects of traditional medicine. On top of that, medical science is like any other science -- it's always developing and improving. That includes researching the effectiveness of traditional medicine. For example, here's the National Institutes of Health, which is part of our government, has to say on acupuncture:

    Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. American practices of acupuncture use medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea and other countries. In the United States, the best-known type involves putting hair-thin, metallic needles in your skin.

    Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain. Researchers don't fully understand how acupuncture works. It might aid the activity of your body's pain-killing chemicals. It also might affect how you release chemicals that regulate blood pressure and flow.

    (Sorry for all the edits, I was trying to make it less disjointed.)
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Well Elinowy, I'll agree to disagree :-)
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  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    I don't like the expression "Western" medicine. To me, it's just medicine. I understand people feel it is arrogant to put one's culture above others, and if we were still using the medicine from the Middle Ages, I'd join the choir. But no culture has a monopoly on the scientific method, regardless of its roots in modern European history. If you are Korean and develop a cure doing the research and can produce universally verifiable evidence, we don't call that Korean medicine.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Dedachan wrote: »
    I don't like the expression "Western" medicine. To me, it's just medicine.
    While the underlying biology is the same, illnesses may be categorized/conceptualized differently, and manifest differently, from one culture to another. This is especially true of mental illnesses. Plus, the practice of medicine works differently from one culture to another. Western medicine currently takes a sort of conveyor belt approach to patients, which can be helpful in terms of preventing mistakes, but often feels dehumanizing.
  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Dedachan wrote: »
    I don't like the expression "Western" medicine. To me, it's just medicine.
    While the underlying biology is the same, illnesses may be categorized/conceptualized differently, and manifest differently, from one culture to another. This is especially true of mental illnesses. Plus, the practice of medicine works differently from one culture to another. Western medicine currently takes a sort of conveyor belt approach to patients, which can be helpful in terms of preventing mistakes, but often feels dehumanizing.

    While the "medical model" definitely needs an overhaul In terms of treating people holistically (treating whole person not referring to holistic medicine) the scientific method and evidence based medicine should be practiced by all.

    How people disagree with the value of the scientific method makes me think people just don't really understand what it means.

    Just piggybacking not directing tis at you
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  • kayraekayrae Posts: 8Registered Users
    It would seem I have been dual ovulating for a decade on a constant basis. I have to be close to running out soon then right?
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Nej wrote: »
    Just piggybacking not directing tis at you
    I'm not sure what this means :lol: But I wasn't at all saying anything against science and the scientific method. I meant that evidence based, scientific medicine fits into different cultures in different ways; there's more than one way to apply it.

    Anyway, another reason that the Western model of medicine isn't appropriate for all cultures is that it revolves around the biology of ethnically European men. There's generally inadequate research into the health problems and treatments affect women and/or other ethnicities. So, medical research produced in the west isn't necessarily adequate for non-western cultures. It's not even adequate for western cultures.
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