Why Do We Get Spots?

spots face chart map


I remember reading into this a while back and it was very interesting! Recently, a colleague brought it up and we spent a good hour talking about it. I had found this face chart fromΒ Into the GlossΒ and thought it was surprising as to how accurate this relates to me and possibly everyone. Also I love the illustration and wanted to share it with you. I’m not going to go into the science of this.

I do get spots anywhere on my face ranging from the small to the big deep ones. Looking at this face map and thinking about my spots, I have noticed the following. Whenever I consume a lot of sugar, starchy foods or it’s the time of the month, I always break out on the chin. During my teens, puberty was the biggest factor for all the spots on my T-Zone. Now that puberty ended long ago, stress, alcohol and poor blood circulation are now the factors and I always get those painful spots peeking through in the T-Zone.

It all makes sense now!

Can you relate to this chart?

Image credits: Into the Gloss


  1. Skinny Brokovich
    24th December 2014 / 3:37 pm

    If you are from the Tropics like me.. The sun destroys your skin.. that's why I use high spf sunscreen!!

  2. eLaNaKcL
    24th December 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Ohh…. I often get spot at Tzone area. Must b very stressful πŸ™

  3. Leelo R
    24th December 2014 / 4:38 pm

    This is really helpful and I think it is true. When I have eaten more foods that contain processed sugars then I get spots on my chin :S

  4. Eva H
    24th December 2014 / 6:53 pm

    I used to get a lot on my cheeks, which is why I lie down on my back now!

  5. Michelle Elyse
    24th December 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I've seen lots of these on Pinterest, I can't relate only due to my health conditions being different from where my spots are if I was to look at it from this chart's point of view but it's still interesting though.

    Hugs Michelle

  6. Angeline Lee
    24th December 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the tips πŸ™‚

  7. Belleza Kisses
    24th December 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Oh wow! I tend to get spots on my cheeks. I need to print out this picture and keep it with me! Thank you!

  8. Ace Paragoyo
    24th December 2014 / 11:46 pm

    This is good, thanks for sharing this information.

  9. Russ R.
    25th December 2014 / 3:36 am

    While I think I'm lucky to have gotten good genes from both my parents, I find this chart informative and helpful. It still does help to eat in moderation and to have proper skincare hygiene.

  10. Kim Style
    25th December 2014 / 5:43 am

    I never touch my cheek unlesss when I'm washing them and I'm not using cellhpone.. lol could u believe that? but sometimes I still get spots on my cheek >.< thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  11. Sin Yee
    25th December 2014 / 7:38 am

    Sometimes we just cant get ourselves not to touch our face. Awww… that's why got a lot of spots

  12. OY HZ
    25th December 2014 / 8:04 am

    Agree! I get those on the chin whenever menses are nearing.. Hormonal changes T.T

  13. Fred Hawson
    25th December 2014 / 8:49 am

    Touching the face with dirty hands happens more often than we think. We really have to be conscious to avoid this bad habit.

  14. Esha
    25th December 2014 / 1:18 pm

    That's an informative chart.. I think a dirty pillow cover and cellphone could really cause spots & breakout. πŸ™

  15. Princess Paris Shine
    25th December 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Interesting post.
    Follow x follow plz?

  16. Gillian Ong
    25th December 2014 / 4:28 pm

    somehow i seem to have spots all of a sudden after reading ghtis post! but interesting read ! :p

  17. Sana Sadiq
    25th December 2014 / 4:57 pm

    I'd read those reasons some time ago and I completely agree the reasons you'd mentioned above. Thank you for sharing x

  18. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    25th December 2014 / 5:31 pm

    I get it all over, which basically means I have a bit of the above stated problems. πŸ™

  19. Alissa
    26th December 2014 / 1:16 am

    If only I could get rid of my spots. Oil in your face really is a nuisance but then again, I have dry skin

  20. 26th December 2014 / 5:19 am

    So true! Annoying especially when you're a teenager!

  21. Laura - Alagoz
    26th December 2014 / 8:07 am

    I'm guilty touching my face, but I try to work on it….Thanks for sharing! x

    Pink Frenzy

  22. Louise Banta
    26th December 2014 / 10:36 am

    This is indeed quite accurate since I've been having spots in my chin. I guess it's because of hormonal imbalance… it's actually my illness. Now it explains it. Been wondering for a couple of months for it. Thanks for sharing!

  23. 26th December 2014 / 11:52 am

    Why the bacteria from Cellphone? I never touched my face with it. hehe

  24. Vanessa
    26th December 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I always wondered what can cause spots to my chin because I regularly clean my face but now I find out this is due to processing sugar cause I love eating sweets in bulk quantities lol!

  25. Eliz Obih-Frank
    26th December 2014 / 2:15 pm

    The information on the cheeks was fascinating and true. I wonder how name more people get acne from endlessly putting dirty phones next to their faces.

  26. beautyqueenuk
    26th December 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Interesting graphic, I only ever get spots on my chin if I get them x

  27. Franc
    26th December 2014 / 6:11 pm

    I can relate to some items in the chart. This could help you rid of habits that causes spots.

  28. Kristina Maggiora
    27th December 2014 / 7:34 pm

    My oh my! This is very informative πŸ™‚ thanks for the post!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  29. Arra A.
    28th December 2014 / 8:30 am

    This is really a great help! Thanks for sharing!

    Style Reader

  30. Anna B.
    28th December 2014 / 9:54 pm

    I always get spots when I don't take off my makeup properly. Stress is also a major spot trigger for me.
    |The Twenty Sumtin Sumtin

  31. Kylie wenn
    29th December 2014 / 5:00 am

    Oh!~ Now that we know the cause of the spots, we can try to get rid of it.. πŸ™‚

  32. Kelly McKenny
    29th December 2014 / 8:20 am

    It does seem to make sense – I better stay away from processed sugar, my jawline is my worst area for it!

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