Are you listening to your skin?
Do you ever notice that your breakouts are always in the same area, such as your chin or forehead? Well this is not a coincidence. Sure it is a part of growing up and if you are eating unhealthy then it is bound to happen But most of the time it is because we don’t really understand our skin. Our skin is a big part of what makes us feel confident and beautiful and so this can be hard if we are constantly battling breakouts.
However, we have face (skin) mapping which can help you. Face mapping traditionally comes from ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. If there was any problems with your organs or immune and respiratory system, this would show in the form of breakouts, dryness and redness. Face mapping allows us to understand if there is an imbalance in the body and helps us to rectify this.
Forehead: bladder and intestines – If you have breakouts on your forehead then your body is not doing very well at breaking down certain foods. This could also relate to IBS or urinary tract infections.
- Change the sleep cycle and ideally go to bed before 10pm and wake up around 6am. This is ideal for your liver.
- Drink plenty of water as this will flush out any toxins.
- Eliminate alcohol, sugar and carbonated beverages.
- Chewing food well will help improve digestion.
- Practice light exercise every day for 30 minutes, ideally yoga.
Ears and temples: kidneys – this could be due to dehydration. When the kidneys are involved, it indicates that there is a level or stress or aging and so you have to nourish the kidneys with hydration.
- Drink plenty of water with a squeeze of lemon or lime
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
- Eliminate caffeinated drinks
- Eliminate processed foods, such as fast and junk food
- Eating cooling foods with high water retention is great, such as cucumber and watermelon
Between the brows: liver and stomach – having breakouts between the brows means that there is too much boozing. Acne in this area can be as a result of eating too late, eating heavy and fatty foods. Flaky or dry skin is linked to dehydration and overworked kidneys. This means that the liver is working too hard to remove toxins from consumption.
- Exercise, but avoid overexerting yourself.
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
- Avoid late night snacks
- Cut back on dairy and red meat
Nose and upper cheek: heart and cardiovascular system – This could be due to blood pressure and cholesterol. As well as air pollution which affects circulation. Having high blood pressure can cause mayhem for this area of the face.
- Increase cayenne, garlic and mushrooms in your diet
- Increase the amount of green tea that you drink
- Eat less meat and salt
- Get more exercise in the fresh air everyday
- Massaging the area around your nose can improve circulation
Right cheek: lungs and respiratory system – having breakout on your right cheek is related to sinuses and allergies. The skin will be damaged through pollution, smoking and asthma.
- Your lung meridian is strongest between 7-9am and so this is the ideal time to exercise
- Drink lots of fruit and vegetable juices including dark leafy greens, kale, cucumber and celery.
- Drink lots of water with lemon
- Avoid fast and junk food
- Get more fresh air
- Stop smoking
- Clean your cell phone regularly
Left cheek: liver and stomach – similar to the right cheek, exposure to air pollution and smoke can cause inflammation in the mouth or tooth sockets. Breakouts on the left cheek could mean that you have a dental problem. It is important to get your teeth looked at every 6 months.
- Maintain a daily teeth cleaning routine
- Eat more cooling foods such as cucumber, melons and green beans
- Don’t overeat on junk food
- Make sure to get an early and good nights sleep (7-8 hours sleep)
- Clean cell phone regularly
Mouth and lip area: endocrine system – breakouts in this area can be due to stress or menstrual problems - where there is a hormonal imbalance.
- Eat more fibre, including fruit and vegetables in your diet
- Avoid spicy foods
- Massage the abdominal area in a clockwise motion
Jawline and chin: stomach, kidney and reproductive organs – This is linked to the digestive system. Eating too much sugar and fatty foods, mixed with caffeine and alcohol consumption. It is important to try and maintain a balanced diet eating fruits and vegetables.
- Stop eating late night snacks
- Eat plenty of fibre including fruits and vegetables
- Reduce as much stress as you can
- Get 20 minutes of exercise everyday
- Ensure you sleep 7-8 hours each night
- Avoid processed sugars
Neck: thyroid – this is linked to cholesterol and eating the wrong foods and so your hormones are not balanced.
- Get fresh air
- Eat grass fed meat
- Drink a lot of water
- Get your hormones checked for imbalances
- Take omega-3 supplements to get regulate hormones