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Face Mapping: What Your Acne Reveals About Your Health

Keira Knightley: "I always get acne so it's incredibly nice when they take it out digitally. I wish they could do that for me in everyday life."
Katy Perry: "One of my insecurities is that I have acne scars. I'm self-conscious about that so sometimes I wear too much makeup to cover them up. When you suffer with blemishes, you don't feel very free."

acnes of keira knightley and katy perry

Suffering from acne breakouts but short of solutions? Don’t feel left out, so are these celebs!
In fact, many people struggle with this every day. But believe it or not, your face just might be the window to understanding your breakouts, or anything else that's plaguing your body.

What Is Face Mapping & How Does It Work?

Face mapping is an ancient practice rooted in Ayurveda teaching and Chinese medicine, and it treats your face as a roadmap to discover underlying issues in other parts of your body.

The practice of face mapping dates back to thousands of years ago. There’s a belief in Chinese medicine that organs have different colors, temperatures, tastes, and are manifested in a certain way. The liver, for example, is manifested in the eyes.

What Your Breakout Locations Are Saying About Your Health?

Intrigued?Click on to find out how it works and how to diagnose breakouts on different parts of your face!

face map

• Forehead:

Outbreaks here are the result of poor digestion due to toxins and lack of water. The solution is to drink water to flush out these toxins. Green tea may also be helpful here with its rich antioxidants that neutralize toxins.

acnes on forehead

• T-zone:

Any redness or flakiness in this area is linked to your liver; so acne here could potentially signify liver dysfunction. Love your liver by maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle: eating leafy greens, avoiding drugs, alcohol, and smoking, as well as reducing your fat intake.

face map: acnes in T-zone

• Around the eyes:

The skin in this area reflects the health of your kidneys. Conditions like dark circles may signify that the kidneys are malfunctioning or that you’re dehydrated.

face map: acnes around eyes

• Cheeks:

Upper cheeks: The upper cheek skin are connected to the lungs. Breakouts here can result from inhaling polluted air.
Lower cheeks: Acne here can be a sign of poor dental hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding sweet food can improve oral hygiene and blemishes.

face map: acnes on cheeks

• Nose:

According to Chinese medicine, your nose is linked to your heart. An inflamed nose can be an indication of high blood pressure.Modify your diet habits as remedy: avoid energy drinks, reduce salt intake, and consume many fruits and veggies for the benefit of your heart health and blood pressure.

face map: acnes on nose

• Ears:

The ears mirror the health of your kidneys—breakouts here may also signify dehydration. Make sure to drink more water throughout the day, and avoid high intake of salt.

face map: acnes on ears

• Chin:

Related to the small intestine, acne in this area can be eradicated with diet modification as well; simply adopt healthier diets, specifically the addition of fruits and vegetables to keep digestion running smoothly

face map: acnes on chin

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