Have you ever heard of the term "face mapping" while getting a facial? If not, you're not alone. While face mapping has been used for centuries in China, as a way to help distinguish underlining health issues, it's only just recently become a popular tool here in the United States. The method divides the face into zones that are linked to certain organ or systems. The conditions in each zone can then alert a trained professional to any imbalances in the corresponding system. With face mapping, you’ll never look at a pimple the same way again!
The first zone to consider in face mapping is the forehead. Linked to the digestive system, acne on your forehead can mean you might suffer from a digestive imbalance. A diet high in unhealthy fats could be the reason for a localized breakout in this area. To balance, reduce the levels of unhealthy fats in your diet and stay hydrated.
2. Between Your Eyes
The zone between your eyes is linked to the liver. Breakouts in this zone are attributed to a food intolerance or allergy. The most common food triggers are dairy and alcohol. Think you might have a food intolerance? Talk to your doctor about getting screened.
3. Ears and Eyes
Do you have spots around your ears or dark circles around your eyes? This could point to signs of dehydration thanks to kidney issues. Try drinking plenty of water throughout the day and avoid salty foods. If you're prone to kidney infections, make sure you see your doctor to rule out any serious conditions.
With face mapping, the nose is directly related to health of your heart. Suffering from large, dilated pores? It could be a sign that you may have high blood pressure. To support a healthy heart, switch "bad fats" for healthy fats like omega-3s, and eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. If you have a history of heart disease in your family, make sure you get regular health checkups.
5. Upper Cheeks
The upper cheeks are linked to the respiratory system. For smokers, dehydration and acne are common issues found on their upper cheeks. To battle this, quit smoking. These issues can also be seen in people who live in an area with poor air quality. Fresh air and light exercise can help allow more oxygen into your system.
Even women who don’t experience regular breakouts can be prone to breakouts on their jawline around their time of the month. You can thank your hormones for this as the jawline zone reflects any fluctuations in your hormone levels. While there isn't much you can do to prevent this lovely surprise every month, taking proper care of your skin and eating anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce the severity and length of the breakouts.
Feasting on a dairy rich, low fiber diet and experiencing breakouts on your chin is a clear sign that you could be suffering from a nutritional imbalance. With the chin corresponding to the stomach, breakouts here will let you know that you're not getting the right balance of nutrients. Switch to a balanced diet that's high in fiber to help detox your system.
After reading about the different zones and what they reveal are you going to try face mapping? If you've already been mapped by a professional, how has what they revealed helped you to maintain the health of your skin and body?