What Your Face is Telling You? {Facial Mapping}

I had a pimple on my chin, turn out this lines up with me being a walking tidal wave of hormones lately. So of course I googled it….

Weird Things I’ve Been Googling
{Facial Mapping}


Short Story: Red patches, dry skin, acne all take up residence on our faces. There are ancient Chinese beliefs that the location of these imperfections and muscle tone can act as a map to imbalances in our bodies.

Source: Divine Glowing Health

Long Story:
Our body’s organs do not act in isolation; everything is related by nerves, lymph systems, hormones, etc. Our sensitive facial skin can represent what has, is or may happen internally.

It is believed you can read someone’s life on his or her face, as we lose our youth ‘our jing’ in different ways and in different locations of our face. 

It is believed you can view current ailments or imbalances of the body (thyroid, fertility, etc.).  Even our emotional state can be read on our face. 

It is believed you can see markers of possible health disorders (blood pressure, cardiac problems, jaundice, etc.)

It is hard to find studies on facial mapping, though there is lots of information available on it. Studies may not be done as acne and imperfections can also be affected by allergies, environmental stress, hygiene, skin products, etc. However, it is a practice that is still running strong in alternative medicine practices. Dr.Oz even had a show on it

I’ve tracked my own acne and it’s been true in my cases with what was skewed in my body. I even had that missing eyebrow thing the doc on the Dr.Oz show mentioned – and thyroid issues….interesting!!


So, you know where your imperfections are, what they could mean, so what should you do? I found this very interesting on how to treat acne on different region of the face (used with permission from Skinacea)

Acne Map Remedies

Facial Region Solution
Forehead
Acne
  • Go to bed early (10pm) and wake up early (6am). Even if you can’t fall asleep, it’s good to relax so your liver can rest and be ready for work the next day
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins
  • Drink less soda and carbonated beverages
  • 20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, especially outdoors
  • Practice relaxation techniques to worry less
  • Get enough sleep with a regular sleep schedule
  • Eat healthy foods, chewing thoroughly to improve your digestion
  • Reduce refined sugar in your diet
  • Keep a daily food diary to see if your acne is related to certain food groups (like dairy)
  • Practice better hygiene (i.e. washing bangs and hair, cleaning hats)
  • Check if shampoos, conditioners, and hair products are irritating skin
Temples
Zits
  • Eat less processed food, junk food, and fast food
  • Reduce the amount of unhealthy fat in your diet (healthy fats from avocado and fish are okay)
  • Eat cooling foods like bitter melon, cucumbers, and gourds
  • Practice better hygiene, especially during the summer and if you wear makeup and/or sweat a lot
Between the Brows
Pimples
  • Exercise, but avoid overly strenuous exercise
  • Get more sleep
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat lighter foods and foods that are less “rich” (like butter and cheese)
  • Avoid late night snacks
Nose
Pimples
  • Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic, etc)
  • Eat less meat
  • Eat less salt
  • Eat warm temperature foods (not too cold or hot)
  • Get more fresh air
  • Exercise everyday (like going for a walk)
  • Massage the area around your nose for better circulation
  • Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin B
Left Cheek
Acne
  • Maintain a normal daily routine
  • Try to keep a positive mood
  • Eat more cooling foods such as gourds, winter melons, and green beans
  • Don’t overeat, especially junk food
  • Try to decompress and relax
  • The liver is the strongest from 1-3 AM. This is when you should be sleeping
  • The liver is weakest at 1-5 PM, so schedule difficult work for the morning
  • If you have to work in the afternoon, rest your eyes for 5 minutes every hour
  • Practice proper hygiene, especially if you live in a polluted city
  • Check laundry detergent for any irritating ingredients
  • Change pillow cases frequently if you sleep on this side of your face
  • Clean cell phones with rubbing alcohol
  • Lower left cheek acne could represent poor dental health, so keep your gums and teeth healthy by flossing and brushing regularly
Right Cheek
Acne
  • Avoid fast food and junk food
  • Avoid mango, taro root, wine, and seafood or other foods you may be sensitive to
  • Eat less sugar
  • Get more fresh air
  • The lung is strongest at 7-9 AM. This is the best time for aerobic exercise
  • Practice proper hygiene, especially if you live in a polluted city
  • Check laundry detergent for any irritating ingredients
  • Change pillow cases frequently if you sleep on this side of your face
  • Clean cell phones with rubbing alcohol
  • Lower left cheek acne could represent poor dental health, so keep your gums and teeth healthy by flossing and brushing regularly
Lip Area
Zits
  • Eat more fiber
  • Include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet
  • Eat less spicy and fried foods
  • Massage abdominal area in a clockwise motion
  • Change your toothpaste and/or chapstick
Chin and Jaw
Acne
  • Reduce the habit of eating before bed
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Get more rest
  • Get your hormones checked for imbalances
  • Get 20 minutes of exercise each day
  • Sleep early and wake up early, getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night
  • Reduce stress as much as possible (yoga, meditating, listening to music, writing in a journal, etc.)
  • Massage your body for relaxation, particularly the abdomen
  • Practice proper hygiene
  • Check toothpaste, mouthwash, and chapsticks
  • Drink spearmint tea
  • Take omega-3s to help regulate hormones

So what do you think about facial mapping?
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