Face Mapping 101

September 1, 2017
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Face Mapping 101 will help to unlock the mysteries your blemished skin. 

Face Mapping, originating in Chinese medicine is a type of skin analysis that links the location of acne breakouts with inner health conditions.

number written on a blonde haired womans face

Ever wondered why you constantly get pimples on certain areas of your face? Believe it or not it’s your skin trying to tell you that there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

Think of your face as a map, with different zones. The numbers represent the areas that are associated with different areas of your body that need more attention. With this ‘map’ as your guide, you can quickly address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them for recurring.

Zones 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System

Breakouts in these areas can indicate poor diet, food intolerances, insufficient water and possible bladder infections. Improve your diet by avoiding processed foods, eating more “whole foods” and drink more water to aid elimination. To help cleanse your body squeeze juice of a lemon into your morning glass of water.

Zone 2: Liver

Breakouts in this area is linked to the Liver. This area can also indicate a food allergy. Eating a lot of rich foods, eating late or a possible lactose intolerance could be possible causes for breakouts in this area. Try cutting back on alcohol, dairy and greasy foods.

Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys

Breakout in these areas are linked to the Kidneys. Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means soft drink, coffee and/or alcohol. Drink plenty of water!

Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system

Breakouts in these areas are linked to the Respiratory system. Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here. Double your water intake, eat more cooling foods like watermelon, cucumbers and apples and cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys

Breakouts in these areas are linked to the Kidneys. 

Anything around your eyes, including dark circles is a sign of dehydration, due to over consumption of caffeine and/or alcohol. Again be sure to drink plenty of water. You could also try to cut down on salty foods to solve problems in this area.

Zone 7: Heart

Breakouts in this area is linked to the Heart.

This could be from heightened blood pressure, so get that checked out. Cut down on spicy foods and red meat and drink organic teas. If you don’t have any issues with blood pressure, check out your make-up/skin care products and make sure they aren’t past their expiration dates because our pores are very prone to clogging in this area which could also lead to more breakouts.

Zone 12: Stomach

Breakouts in this area is linked to the Stomach. 

Consider doing a detox to help with digestion. Drink some herbal tea, and  adding more fiber to your diet will also help. Start taking a fish oil supplement on a daily basis and try to exercise on a regular basis.

Zone 11 & 13: Hormones

Breakouts in these areas are linked to your Hormones.

Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with drinking more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance.

Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side). Hello Aunt Flo! This is the main area that breakouts will pop up when your hormones are going crazy.

Zone 14: Illness

Breakouts in this area can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take some time to relax, drink plenty of fluids and take a much need break.

Of course, not everyone believes in face mapping – and the mainstream medical community would more than likely disagree that your face can predict anything about your overall health.

Try correcting your diet and increasing your water intake for a period of 30 days, you will definitely notice an improvement. 

After all you’ve got nothing to lose other that your acne.

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