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.
Face Mapping, originating in Chinese medicine is a type of skin analysis that will unlock the mysteries of your blemished skin.
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 elimiation. 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 alcohol. Again be sure to drink more 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 and make sure it’s not past it’s expiration date because our pores a 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 a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion. Drink some herbal tea, get more fiber in your diet. 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 a break, relax,drink plenty of fluids and take a much need break.