Face mapping is an Ayurvedic [an ancient Indian system of natural healing] tradition where each zone of the face is an outward reflection of an internal organ system. The ancient art of face mapping can help you identify the cause of your breakout & blemishes by splitting the face into several sections such as forehead, chin and nose and understanding the different ‘zones’.
Zones 1 & 3: The Digestive System
High amounts of fat within your diet can lead you to breakout across your forehead. Symptoms include constipation or poor absorption of nutrients – side effects of overindulging in comfort foods. Focus on improving your diet, cut back on sugar, and work out daily. Cleanse your diet with antioxidant-rich green tea and up your water intake to clear this area.
Zone 2: Liver
Alcohol and dairy are said to be the main causes for spots in this area as well as reactions to food allergies. Consult your doctor first if you are worried about intolerance but otherwise. Lines in this area can relate to stress on the liver and stomach and hint at a need to relax and slow down.
Zones 4, 6, 8 and 10: Kidneys
Dark, baggy, puffy skin under the eyes indicates a sluggish kidney or bladder due to stress or lack of sleep, so try and replenish kidney adrenals with an early night and plenty of water. Spots close to your ear and even dark circles around the eyes can be caused by dehydration. Make sure you keep well hydrated throughout the day by drinking, at least, eight glasses of water a day and avoiding coffee, tea and salt whenever possible.
This area where the side of the eye meets the corner of the cheekbone relates to gall bladder function. Problems here could relate to the way your body metabolizes fats/oils.
Zone 7: Heart
This area is skin is full of dilated pores so make sure your make-up brushes and anything that you bring close to your face are kept clean. Try to reduce for an internal solution to clearing spots in this area. Replace ‘bad’ fats with more fruits, vegetables, nuts and Omega-rich fish and consult your doctor if you have any further heart-related concerns.
Zones 5, 9 & 12: Stomach, Lungs & Colon
Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes the lungs and colon as yin-yang organs that work in harmony, so keep both in balance for good health and get plenty of fresh air. If you’re a smoker you may find that you are more prone to acne along the tops of your cheeks. However, like most people, increasing your exposure to fresh air with long and regular walks can do wonders for your complexion. For improved digestion add more fibre to your diet, boost your intake of fruit and vegetables and drink herbal teas (especially those that contain peppermint or spearmint).
Zone 11 & 13: Hormones
The chin and jawline are common spots for breakouts (especially around period time), so it’s hardly surprising that these areas are linked to stress and hormone levels, including fertility and menstrual issues. 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 to do that can prevent these changes, eating clean with plenty of exercise will do more good than bad for your complexion.
Zone 14: Illness
Spots here can indicate that your body is trying to fight off bacteria. Take it easy if you begin feeling unwell and drink plenty of water to give your body some time to relax. Some experts believe breakouts in this area indicate when we ovulate (and on which side) while repeated breakouts could relate to ovarian cysts.
Face Mapping system of analysis provide a much more accurate diagnosis of your skins condition, it can actually help to detect them before they surface. Whats more, your therapist can guide you using a personalized Face Map showing you where problems is and what products to use on those specific zones.