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If skin could speak

Skin analysis isnt just about aesthetics, your skin can tell you a lot about your health in general. There is a theory called “face mapping” that suggests the location of your spots could present clues about what’s causing it. It is an ancient practice rooted in Ayurveda teaching and Chinese medicine that treats your face as a roadmap to pinpoint underlying issues in other parts of your body. Face mapping connects a specific area of your face to an organ or body part, which allows you to make the necessary changes to your skincare regime, diet or lifestyle to make it go away. 

Our bodies are connected with all sorts of different pathways that help our bodies function. Organs work together to make sure we stay healthy, happy, and that certain processes are working. So it would make sense that if one part of the body is hurting, this problem may show up someplace else. This is the theory behind Chinese Face Mapping and the skin is the biggest organ in or on our bodies afterall.

The face is split into several sections such as forehead, chin and nose and understanding the different 'zones'. 

Forehead

Connected to:  nervous system and digestive system.

Meaning stress and internal stagnation are probably causing breakouts here. Poor food choices, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and reduced sleep may cause breakouts on the forehead. Focus on consuming more raw foods, chewing more thoroughly, taking probiotics, eating digestive enzymes with meals, drinking plenty of water, removing alcohol, and getting enough sleep. Yoga may also be useful to reduce stress.

Between Eyebrows 

Connected to: Liver (right side) or Spleen (left side)

Its obvious that anxiety causes lines and wrinkles, but understanding the line pattern can help you understand where you might be holding stress and which of your organs may consequently be most at risk. If you have a vertical line between your eyebrows on the right side, it indicates you're repressing emotions — especially anger — in your liver. A line on the left side indicates that emotions are likely penned up in the spleen.

Eyes

Connected to: joint problems, intestinal issues, thyroid problems

Eyes can be particularly telling: Small irises point to joint problems and an increased whiteness in the iris can indicate that joints are in a degenerative state. A spotty iris can mean poor nutrient absorption in the intestine. If you observe a light ring around the iris, cut back on your sugar and salt intake as this indicates that you have an excess of both. A yellowish color in the eye can indicate a weak liver.

Under Eyes (tear troughs)

Connected to: kidney function

Puffiness and swollen lower eyelids indicate impaired kidney function. Increasing your intake of water and staying hydrated will help, as will adding more spices to your food and making sure you chew properly before swallowing food. 

Cheeks 

Connected to: metabolism, low absorption of nutrients, lung issues

Patchiness or discoloration on the cheeks can indicate poor metabolism and low absorption of nutrients (folic acid and iron). Cheeks are also linked to lung function, so pay attention to the quality of your breathing. 

Other possible causes of breakouts on the cheeks may be dirty mobile phones, pillows or touching your face a lot. Make sure you clean your phone regularly, change pillowcases weeky and keep your hands away from your face!

Nose

Connected to: the heart or blood

Breakouts on the nose indicates a problem with the irculatory system, so if you find yourself breakout out there, it might indicate a blood pressure issue. Up the amounts of essential fatty acids in your diet (avocado, flax, olive oil), and avoid alcohol, coffee and spicy foods.

Lower Lip

Connected to: Intestines, digestion

The lower lip can provide key insights into the functioning of your intestines. Browns spots can mean you may be suffering from indigestion and poor enzyme function, as well as a possibility of parasites or worms in the lower intestine. 

 

Pale lips are often the first sign of anemia, so increase your intake of leafy greens and other iron-rich foods. If you’re noticing a distinct bluish tinge on your lips, . Discoloration on the lower lip could indicate a possible disorder in the intestines, while discolorations on the edges of your lips may indicate a kidney issue.

Tongue

Connected to: toxin buildup, lung issues

Your tongue is the first place many internal disorders will show up, so you'll want to inspect it regularly. Circular white residue in the middle or the back of the tongue indicates a build up of toxins in the intestines or colon, meaning it might be time for a detox.

Frothiness or abrasions at the edges of your tongue indicate a possible issue with the lungs, meaning aerobic exercise and meditation are especially important for you. If you find the outer edge of your tongue looking ridged or uneven, that would indicate poor absorption of nutrients into your blood stream. This could be happening because you’re eating too many processed foods.

Chin

Connected to: Hormones

The chin area is the most likely place for hormonal imbalances to show. Stress will make themselves known here, which means you're more likely to break out there around your menstrual cycle. Reducing stress as much as possible, getting adequate sleep and exercising will help heal blemishes around this area.

Of course getting to the root of the problem will help prevent further issues but there are also a number of skin treatments available that will help to remove signs of acne, breakouts and uneven skin tone once if they are already there. Book a free consultation with one of our skin specialists to find out the best ways to care for your skin with a good at home skincare routine and complimentary treatments to ensure health inside and out. 

 

Sources: mindbodygreen 

 

 

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Written by Skin Health Spa, on 06/05/2016

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