Face mapping has been used to track acne and health problems for hundreds of years in China. This Chinese ancient medicine uses holistic treatments to address the cause and the source of your acne – rather than simply trying to cover it up.
It may seem unbelievable, but Chinese face mapping can really help you take control of your skin and your overall health. Most Chinese medicinal systems are designed to help you understand the correlation and interconnection between internal organs – like the heart, liver, and kidneys – and external organs like the skin. So, what do you need to know about Chinese face mapping for acne? Find out now!
What is Face Mapping for Acne?
Essentially, Chinese face mapping is used to break down each part of the skin on the face, and help you determine what dysfunctions or health problems may be causing your acne.
Pimples on the jaw, for example, usually indicate hormonal issues – such as a recently-started or recently-concluded menstrual cycle. Pimples and acne on the nose may indicate problems with your heart health, and so on.
In this next section, we’ll take a look at each major area of the face, what causes acne in each one, based on Chinese face mapping, and how you can address these different types of acne.
1. Upper Forehead – Digestive Problems
Breakouts on the upper forehead below the hairline usually indicate digestive issues of some sort, with your large intestine. This could be caused by a poor diet, or other intestinal problems like inflammation. Dysfunctions in the digestive system and the large intestine can lead to high levels of toxin buildup, which can produce skin breakouts, in turn.
If you find that you are getting breakouts on your upper forehead, there are a few remedies you can try to address their source. Try to consume more antioxidants, avoid eating too many processed foods, and shampoo your hair twice a week. Drinking more water may also help cleanse the area.
2 . Lower Forehead – Mental Issues
Acne on the lower forehead, right above the browline, is typically indicative of some mental issues. If you’ve been depressed, stressed, or anxious, this can manifest itself in acne.
To treat acne on the lower forehead, do your best to relax and de-stress yourself. Take a spa day, or consider seeing a therapist or another professional if you feel that you cannot handle your stress or other mental issues on your own.
3. Eyebrows – Liver
Acne around and between the eyebrows typically indicates issues with your liver, and poor blood circulation. If you’re drinking a lot of alcohol or eating a lot of processed foods, you may be stressing your liver, which is responsible for eliminating toxins from your body.
To reduce the impact of this acne, try to work out more often and stay active, even if you just go on a few strolls around your neighborhood. This helps with blood circulation. Stay away from processed foods and alcohol.
4. Nose – Cardiovascular Health
Breakouts on and around the nose indicate some kind of cardiovascular dysfunction, which is usually related to the diet. Constipation and other indigestion-related conditions may also cause breakouts around the nose.
To help address breakouts on the nose, you should try to follow a diet plan rich in whole grains and vegetables, and fiber. This will help with both cardiovascular issues and digestive problems. Additionally, try to relax and de-stress more often.
5. Cheeks – Lung Dysfunction
Acne around the cheeks is often seen in smokers, as the toxins that affect your lungs can manifest in this area. Exposure to the sun and use of improper skin products can also cause acne on the cheeks.
To treat acne on the cheeks, the first thing you should do is try to quit smoking, if you do smoke. In addition, use lightweight creams and lotions on your skin, and apply sunscreen regularly, to keep the sensitive skin of the cheeks healthy.
6. Mouth – Stomach And Small Intestine
Issues with mouth acne often manifest due to poor diet, which causes issues with the stomach and small intestine. If you regularly consume a lot of greasy, fatty, and sugar-laden foods, you may break out around the mouth excessively.
Eat foods that are high in fiber, and try to avoid going out to eat, or getting take-out frequently, as these foods usually have a high sugar, starch, and fat content. Additionally, change your pillowcases regularly, and make sure your face is clean before bed.
7. Chin And Jawline – Hormonal/Reproductive Imbalances
Unfortunately, hormonal acne on the chin and jawline is all-too-common, and hard to treat. If you believe you may have hormonal imbalances, you may want to see a doctor to get further help.
In addition, some forms of birth control may help you eliminate hormonal imbalances and prevent the formation of hormonal acne around the chin and jaw.
Beyond this, make sure you’re using lightweight skin products, especially around the time of your menstrual cycle, and keep your skin clean and free of excessive oils during your period.
8. Ears – Kidney Stress
Acne on and around the ears, while rare, is often associated with kidney stress. Eating sodium-laden foods, or drinking too many caffeine-laden drinks like energy drinks, coffee and tea can stress your kidney and dehydrate them, leading to ear acne.
You can address this by drinking more water. Aim for 2-3 liters per day, and try to reduce the amount of salt and caffeine you consume.
Follow This Face Mapping – And Find The Source Of Your Acne!
Chinese skin mapping is a useful tool for tracing the source of your acne, and understanding what steps you can take to remedy it. So take another look at this guide now, and think about how you can use these tips to augment your existing skincare routine.