Facemapping 101: What is Your Skin Telling You?

Not all breakouts are created equal. To prevent or minimize  the occurrence of breakouts, ts important to understand WHY we may be getting them.

 

Facemapping is a form of skin analysis that helps us to understand the causes of spots or breakouts.

 

According to Chinese medicine, our skin is reflection of what it happening internally – in this case,  breakouts can be a sign of serious issues that can be going on on the inside that need our attention.

 

Using this concept, the face is broken down into several sections including cheeks, forehead, nose, jawline, etc. When breakouts occur in specific areas, it could be a sign of poor diet hormone imbalance, or respiratory issues.

Forehead

Causes:

-Poor diet

– Not enough sleep

– Irregular sleeping schedule

– Stress

– Digestive issues

– Wearing bangs

– Dirty hats

If you find yourself getting forehead breakouts on a regular basis, start with getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night, drinking more water and eating more leafy greens.

Between the eyes and nose

Causes:

– Poor diet – imbalance in the kidney, stomach or spleen

– Constipation

– Poor circulation

– High blood pressure

– Allergies

If pimples are making an appearance between your eyebrows or nose area, up your fruit and vegetable intake – focusing on foods that are high in fibre such as apples, oranges, raspberries, carrots and broccoli.

Cheeks

Causes:

– Dirty pillowcases or cellphones

– Too much sugar

– Stress

– Lung/respiratory issues

– Smoking

If you breakout around your cheeks, the solution could be as simple as being sure to change  pillowcases often/keep them clean and being mindful of the dirt and oil on our cell phones (ew!). It could also be related to too much sugar, stress, stress or lung/respiratory issues so be mindful if you’re a smoker.

Jawline

Causes:

– Hormonal imbalances/fluctuations

– Kidney issues

This will make sense to alot of us females in that many can tell when their period is about to start based on that tell tale pimple they get when that time of the month is approaching.

Although facemapping is not an absolute, knowing that what is happening internally can affect our skin, it can certainly point you in the direction of a healthier lifestyle.

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