I’ve been looking into face mapping of late and although it’s something that has been talked about for a long time, it’s relatively new to me. I think it is a fascinating way to gain insight into what your body is actually telling you. If you’ve ever wondered, why am I getting pimples in this area? Or why won’t my skin clear? This practice may help shed some light on how to improve and perfect your skin.
Taking center stage at many clinics, face mapping aims to explain how certain parts of your face are connected to other areas of your body. Put simply, blemishes in different zones are believed to correspond with different health issues. So through face mapping, you can address the problem of blemishes and not only reduce these, but also treat the actual cause.
After researching this, I wanted to share with you what each facial zone is related to and hopefully it will help you understand your skin a little more. I’d love to know… is facial mapping something you have tried before? Is there a particular zone you find relates to your skin?
Face Mapping – Blemishes and What They Mean
ZONES 1 & 3: DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Chocolate and blemishes are a synonymous combination. However, generally consuming high amounts of fat within your diet can lead you to breakout across your forehead. Cleanse your diet with antioxidant-rich green tea and increase your water intake to clear this area (6 – 8 glasses per day!).
ZONE 2: LIVER
Alcohol and dairy are said to be the main causes for blemishes in this area, reactions to food allergies can also show up here in the form of pimples. If you are concerned you may have a food intolerance or allergy, consult your doctor. Otherwise, reduce your alcohol and dairy intake to see if that makes a difference and clears your skin.
ZONES 4, 6, 8 & 10: KIDNEYS
Blemishes close to your ear and even dark circles around the eyes can be caused by dehydration. Stay well hydrated throughout the day by drinking a minimum of six to eight glasses of water and avoid coffee, tea and salt where possible. If you don’t enjoy drinking lots of water, try herbal tea such as lemongrass and ginger – it’s a delicious way to stay hydrated.
ZONE 7: HEART
This skin area is full of dilated pores, so ensure your make-up brushes and anything that you bring close to your face are kept clean. High blood pressure can also be a factor causing blemishes in this area. To clear pimples from the inside-out, replace bad fats with more fruits, vegetables, nuts and Omega-rich fish such as salmon. If you have any further heart-related concerns, be sure to consult your doctor.
ZONES 5 & 9: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
If you live in a bustling city where air quality isn’t good and pollution is high, or you are a smoker, you may find that you are prone to acne along the tops of your cheeks. To help improve your skin, lung health and overall well being, firstly – quit smoking! Or if it’s your city, increase your exposure to fresh air with long and regular walks in a park or by the ocean… it can do wonders for your complexion and is guaranteed to make you feel great!
ZONE 11 & 13: HORMONES
For many women, this zone is a key indicator of stress and hormonal imbalances, particularly around a certain time of the month. While there is little that can prevent these changes and resulting skin concerns, eating clean with plenty of exercise will only help and can assist to reduce the severity or duration of blemishes.
ZONE 12: STOMACH
If your diet has been loaded with rich and heavy foods (hello pasta carbonara, I’m talking to you!), then consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet. Increasing your daily exercise routine (even just a simple 20 minute walk each day!) will help with digestion and as a result, improve your skin.
ZONE 14: ILLNESS
Blemishes in this area can indicate that your body is trying to fight bacteria, possible a cold or flu. If you begin feeling unwell, try to rest and take it easy. Be sure to drink plenty of water, it will help flush away any germs.