Is your skin telling your business? That pimple that keeps showing up on your left cheek just won’t go away. Or maybe you're experiencing a cluster of little blemishes on your chin. You’ve tried everything from drinking green smoothies religiously and do yoga 3 times a week but those darn pimples keep showing up.
According to ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, your face can be used as a road map to tell you more about your health. Like why that pimple keeps showing up as a frequent flyer on your face. So, we’re dropping knowledge on the art of face mapping to help to resolve and solve your problematic skin issues.
What Is Your Skin Saying About You?
What is face mapping? Face mapping is an ancient skin analysis created centuries ago used in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine to explain and diagnose what’s going on inside of your body by reading your face. The theory is each part of your face is connected to a particular part of your body. Using your face as a map to decode underlying issues your body is trying to tell you.
“True Beauty starts on the inside.”
With the help of face mapping, you are able to tell if your over-stressed, have liver issues, drinking too much alcohol, consuming too much sugar, have a poor diet or having hormonal issues.
Here's a quick guide to help decode your skin issues.
Third Eye (space between the eyebrows) -
- Stomach and liver
What's Your Body Is Telling You: poor digestion and toxic build-up
How to Resolve: Ditch the nightshade veggies, dairy, soy, alcohol, eggs, sugar, corn, and try a gentle cleanse.
What to Eat: Leafy greens, miso, cauliflower and sauerkrautSupplement: probiotic, digestive enzymes, marshmallow root, aloe vera
Vitamins & Supplements: digestive enzymes, marshmallow root, aloe vera and probiotic
Temples and Brow Line
What Your Body Is Telling You: overworked kidneys and dehydration kidneys
How to Resolve: Drink more water! Eat more hydrating foods and eat more berries, chlorella, spirulina, and superfoods like kale.
What to Eat: Eat more cabbage, cauliflower, and red bell peppers
Vitamins & Supplements: goldenrod, celery root, parsley and chanca piedra
- Liver and gallbladder
What Your Body Is Telling You: Too much fat and alcoholic beverages
How To Resolve: Minimize alcoholic beverages and rich foods. Drink fresh water and incorporate herbal tea in your diet.
What to Eat: Garlic, leafy greens and beets
Vitamins & Supplements: Burdock Root and milk thistle
Under the Eyes
- Dark circles and puffiness
What Your Body Is Telling You: Liver, stomach, and kidneys
How to Resolve: Reduce your sugar intake drastically, remove alcohol, caffeine from your diet. Be sure to drink plenty of water, get more sleep, manage your stress and your adrenals!.
What to Eat: grapefruit, beets, garlic and leafy greens
Vitamins & Supplements: Rhodiola, ashwagandha, and magnesium
Upper Cheeks and Bridge of Nose rosacea
- Commonly rosacea and breakouts
What Your Body Is Telling You: Heart
How to Resolve: Increase omega fatty acids, monitor cholesterol levels and healthy fats.
What to Eat: Eat blueberries, avocados, chia seeds, walnuts, salmon, and flax seeds.
Vitamins & Supplement: Fenugreek, red yeast rice and garlic
- Breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and/or rosacea
What's Your Body Is Telling You: Lungs and stomach
How to Resolve: What To Do: Get to know common triggers such as corn sugar, caffeine, alcohol, soy and wheat. Incorporate an alkalizing and anti-inflammatory diet
What to Eat: Lots of green, leafy vegetables, apples, chili peppers and oranges
Vitamins & Supplements: Spirulina, Chlorella, Calcium, and Magnesium
Lower Cheeks and Lower Nose
- Breakouts, redness, and wrinkles
What Your Body Is Telling You: Liver and stomach
How to Resolve: Focus on eating a clean diet, try eating lots of cleansing vegetables like vegetable juices, beets, and greens.
What to Eat: Avocados, olive oil, beets and garlic
Vitamins & Supplement: Burdock root, milk thistle and probiotic
What Your Body Is Telling You: Stomach & Reproductive Area
How to Resolve: Find out what your triggers are. Avoid gluten, sugar, and dairy. Incorporate nutrient-rich foods that help remove toxins from the body.
What To Eat: Probiotics, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, and pears
Vitamins & Supplements: Omega-3, magnesium, peppermint and ginger
- Hormonal Stress
What Your Body Is Telling You: Colon and Ovaries
How to Resolve: When menstruating focus on hydrating foods and eating more greens. To manage stress exercise, practice yoga, practice meditation and breathing exercises. Be sure to get 8 hours of sleep.
What to Eat: adaptogenic herbs like holy basil, maca root, brazil nuts, kale, and broccoli. Clean protein, healthy fats, and antioxidant-rich vegetable.
Vitamins & Supplements: Ashwaganda, Shatavari, cinnamon and vitamin D3
What's Your Body Is Telling You: Swollen lymph nodes means your body is trying to fight off a disease or possibly you're under an immense amount of stress.
How to Resolve: Exercise, practice yoga, meditate and find ways to relax and unwind.
What to Eat: Grapefruit, chickpeas, green juices and mushrooms
Vitamins & Supplements: Vitamin C, ashwagandha, panax ginseng and rhodiola
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