Why do I have nose acne?
(If you haven’t read the introduction to facemapping, please grab that here. It explains my obsession with facemapping in more detail, and why the following article is so important and hopefully, extremely helpful for you!)
My experience with nose acne was during middle school:
It was around late middle school that I started getting huge nose zits.
They were so gross and annoying. Huge white heads all over my nose, and if you popped them, they just ended up bleeding like crazy. UGH. (Feel my pain?)
There was also just no covering a big nose zit – makeup is a bit more evolved now (this was 15+ years ago now), but when I was growing up make up wasn’t that high tech, so I’d just have to go to school feeling like a total and utter fool all day every day. It sucked.
Facemapping for Nose Acne:
Nose problems are often associated with your heart. There are a few stories that I’ve heard on how indicative the skin on your nose is. I’ve even heard about a few cases where doctors were able to tell that a patient had high blood pressure just by looking at her nose!
Middle school was a period of extreme stress for me. My parents were getting a divorce, I was just starting high school – I can almost guarantee you that my blood pressure and heart were under a lot of stress.
I’ve read so many articles about the nose and it’s ability to diagnose disease – and I find it so, so interesting. I don’t know how verified this story is so don’t quote me, but I always think of the Former US President Bill Clinton; he had quadruple bypass surgery to heal significant heart disease. After this surgery – he dramatically changed his lifestyle and what he ate, lost a ton of weight, etc. – and his face completely changed; his once bright-red nose went back to a normal skin tone.
What you can do to start to heal your nose acne from the inside-out.
- Add in 5 vegetables to your diet today. Veggies automatically lower the inflammation in your body, which is great for your heart. Click here for 7 foods for glowing skin + some veggie ideas.
- Start taking a fish oil supplement. If you’re a vegetarian, grab a flaxseed oil supplement. These supplements contain essential fatty acids that are key for heart health. Here is a list of some more vitamins for acne as well.
- Try the supplement coenzyme Q10. This is a powerful antioxidant that’s produced in the body. Studies have shown that it supports eye and heart health, and it can even help regulate your blood pressure.
- Trim the fat, ya’ll: Remove alcohol, fatty foods and sweets. I know – this is such simplified advice, but it’s important!
Which action step will you take? Leave a comment below.
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