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Skin-care: Face Mapping

When my face first started acting up, I used to think my breakouts were caused by a hormonal imbalance. With time I discovered that this wasn't entirely true. Breakouts can be caused by any number of factors from a hormonal imbalance to a lack of sleep and dietary factors.

What is face mapping?
Over the last month or so, I have been paying close attention to my face because I noticed a lot of breakouts that my daily routine didn't seem to be managing very well (you can read about how I care for my face here). I noticed that my forehead had a lot of pimples which at some point made that area of my face quite sore. I also developed a pimple on my nose that wouldn't go away and I had recurring pimples on my cheeks. From time to time, I would develop a pimple on my chin.
Armed with this information, I decided to find out why I was unable to get rid of these pimples as easily as I used to. That is when I started looking into face mapping so I could better determine how to treat and avoid more repeat acne.

Face mapping is an ancient Chinese medicinal method of determining what the underlying cause of flare-ups or break outs on your face could be.
Acne on the forehead
 Causes:
  • Stress, irregular sleep cycle, poor diets, digestive problems, small intestine problems, liver issues, reaction to hair products.
Treatment:
  • Sleep at least  7 hours a night, drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary drinks and foods, avoid facial or hair products that you notice irritate your skin. 
Around the eyes (temples, eyebrows, between brows)
Causes:
  • Diet too high in fat, processed foods and alcohol, poor circulation, gall bladder problems
Treatment:
  • Drink plenty of water, eat healthy, clean face well and regularly.
Nose
Causes:
  • Poor diet, constipation, bloating, gastrointestinal imbalance, indigestion, poor blood circulation.
Treatment:
  • Eat more Vitamin B, massage nose area, eat less seasoned foods.
Cheeks
Causes:
  •  Overeating, stress, stomach problems, dirty cell phone screens, dirty pillowcases, dirty makeup brushes, lung and liver issues.
Treatment:
  • Clean face well everyday, change pillowcases frequently, wipe cell phone screens, avoid stress.
Mouth/Lips
Causes:
  • Constipation, excess fried or spicy foods, reaction, toothpaste.
Treatment:
  • Increase fibre, fruits and vegetables.
Chin
Causes:
  •  Frequent hand to face contact, hormonal problems, gynaecological issues, kidney imbalance.
Treatment:
  • Have enough rest, plenty of water, avoid constantly touching your face, take Omega-3s to keep hormones in balance.
Ears
Causes:
  • Kidneys not functioning properly or receiving enough nutrients and water.
Treatment:
  • Drink enough water, avoid excess caffeine and salt. 
Has this post helped you to understand your face better?

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About Audrey Masitsa

Audrey is the founder, writer and stylist behind Inches 2 Style. You can read more about her here and hire her for personal shopping, stylist and wardrobe consultations here .
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