Are you prone to breaking out in spots in one particular problem area of your face? Fed up with buying numerous different products in the hope of finding a miracle cure?
I for one am one of those people that will go out and spend lots of money on the latest different creams, lotions and potions in the hope of improving my skin. The latest beauty trend could eliminate this by teaching us to simply understand what it is that our bodies are trying to tell us when we have a break out so that we can make an educated decision when we choose our skin care products. Getting to the root of the problem and understanding our bodies and our skin will mean that we can rectify the issue by changing our habits, lifestyle and diets to maintain a healthy body rather than just blindly covering up the problem with lots of different beauty products.
The idea behind face mapping comes from Chinese medicine practitioners and reflexologists that believe that different zones on your face represent certain internal areas in your body. By looking at which area is affected and what this indicates we can then change our lifestyles to improve our internal health as well as the external health of our skin.
When analysing the skin during face mapping, the face is divided into 14 zones.
Zones 1 and 3 are the left and right side of the forehead and are related to the bladder and digestive system. If you get spots in this region it is advised that you pay close attention to your diet and make sure that you are eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water.
Zone 2 is the area on your forehead between your eyebrows, this area is said to relate to your liver. If zone 2 is your problem area it could mean that you are consuming too much alcohol, eating too much rich food or are possibly being affected by an allergy or food intolerance.
Zones 4 and 10 relate to your left and right ear areas, this area relates to your kidneys. If you have breakouts in this area then you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water, it may also help to cut out caffeine and alcohol.
Zones 5 and 9 are on the left and right cheeks, problem skin on your cheeks is related to your respiratory lung area. People who smoke or have allergies could be particularly susceptible to problem skin in this area.
Zones 6 and 8 are the areas around your eyes and are also related to your kidneys, dark circles can be improved by drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and flush out toxins.
Zone 7 is your nose and can be linked to your heart. If you have a red nose it could indicate high blood pressure, any bad skin below your nose and above your lip could be eased by changing your chapstick, lipstick or toothbrush.
Zones 11 and 13 are either side of your jaw line, if you have problems here then it can indicate dental problems.
Zone 12 is on your chin, if you tend to get spots here it could be due to hormonal imbalance or stress. Zone 12 is said to relate to both sexual health and also the small intestine. Problems in the centre of your chin could be due to digestive problems or food allergies.
Zone 14 can be found on your neck and chest, if you tend to get any flushing or redness here then it could be caused by allergies.
The popular Dermalogica Skin Care range have bought out their own face mapping service where a trained expert will analyse your skin, give you the results and suggest what kinds of skin care products would suit you best. This will enable you to make informed decisions about the skin care products that you buy and make changes to your lifestyle to compliment them.
Face mapping analysis allows each individual to have a personalised guide to use when choosing and applying skin care products, it can also indicate any underlying health problems.
Face mapping could hold the answers to aid us in feeling healthy in our bodies and our minds as well as keeping us glowing on the outside.
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