It’s 2018, and the list of skin products dealing with acne is practically infinite. Each new product promises to introduce some new ingredient or method by which it will kick your acne’s behind more effectively. But that only works if the cause is skin-deep, not if it’s internal, or a symptom of some deeper condition.
But how to know which is which? Face Mapping promises to be the solution.
But what is Face Mapping and can you trust it? Well, it is based on practices that have their roots in alternative medicine, and according to it, it’s all about location, location, location. As WellnessBin reports, the place where a spell of acne appears indicates which organs you have a problem with, beneath the skin.
Face Mapping combines ancient Chinese medical practices with Ayurveda, and slowly but surely, upon demonstrating its usefulness, it is beginning to get more recognition in the West. So what can Face Mapping tell us? Well, quite a lot, as the certified dermatologist and Founder and Director of Vanguard Dermatology, Michael Shapiro, MD, tells us.
1. Acne on the forehead
Acne on your forehead may indicate dehydration or a presence of toxins. Your best bet is to drink more water so that your system expels any irritating toxins from your body. It’s also beneficial to drink more green tea since it’s rich with anti-oxidants, but avoid carbonated water and caffeinated drinks.
2. The nose and your eyebrows (the T-zone)
Apparently, the nose is connected to the liver, which is why alcoholics frequently get a red nose. Acne in the T-zone can be a sign of liver troubles, so best talk to your doctor about it.
3. Around the eyes
Alternative medicine suggests that it’s the kidneys that are connected to the eyes. So, dark circles under them can be indicative of dehydration or something wrong with your kidneys.
4. Upper cheeks
The cheeks are associated with the lungs, so having acne in this area can mean that you’re living in an area with heavy air pollution, you’re a smoker, and so on. But it can also be due to bacteria or sleeping on dirty sheets and pillows.
5. Acne on the lower cheeks
It can indicate problems with your teeth or the mouth. Improving your oral hygiene by frequent brushing and flossing, as well as avoiding certain foods is the way to say goodbye to the acne on the lower cheeks.
6. Nose acne
As different from the T-zone, which is above the nose, the nose proper is connected to the heart. Therefore, high blood pressure can lead to swelling of the nose and outburst of acne. Correct your diet to protect your heart, and everything should go back to normal.
7. Ears acne
The ears are connected to the kidneys, and skin problems here can be a sign of dehydration or too much salt. Drink more water to keep yourself hydrated.
8. Chin acne
Your small intestines may be having a difficult time with something if there’s persistent chin acne. A change in your diet can alleviate or even eliminate this. Your best bet is avoiding too much dairy and oil. More fruits and vegetables will make it easier for your digestive system, giving your skin a chance to recuperate.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.