Happy Father’s Day to all of the dad’s out there. I’m sure my ladies took good care of their men today and provided them with a restful day. Today is Self-Improvement Sunday and now that dinner is over (or at least for me it is) and you may be taking some time for yourself, I wanted to share a common issue that mostly all of us have experienced a few times in our lives. ACNE!! Yes the ugly word that brings us grief whenever it decides to show up unannounced on our wedding day, prom, family photo day, etc. The truth really is that acne is unwanted at all times no matter what the occasion. But did you know that acne has an underlying language? That depending on where your breakouts take place, it could be your body’s way of letting us know there may be some underlying issues we are not aware of? Let’s take a look at face mapping. This map will serve as your guide for knowledge not in eliminating the whoas of acne, but to inform you of the triggers.
I’ve always been told that acne comes from stress and not drinking enough water or drinking too many sodas. I also thought it was due to not cleansing the skin daily. But now I am learning that some dermatologists use face mapping to diagnose acne problems. This can be done by simply looking at your face and using the map above. According to Dr. Michael Shapiro, medical director and founder of Vanguard Dermatology “Face mapping can be a key to every mysterious problem behind your skin and internal body issues.” So what exactly is face mapping? It’s a popular method used in Chinese medicine that focuses each part of the face and depending on the location of the flare-up, doctors can determine its underlying cause. How important this discovery is to our overlying health…our flare-ups may be a blessing in disguise because it could reveal a more serious health issue.
Breakouts in this area could be a sign of digestive problems, intestinal, and liver issues. To stop acne from forming in this area you need to make sure you get enough sleep (at least 7 hours nightly), drink plenty of water (should be half your weight in water), watch what you put in your mouth because some food may spark a breakout.
Eyebrows, Temples, Between the brows
This can mean poor circulation, gallbladder problems, or a diet that is too high in fat. Eating a lot of processed foods and drinking a lot of alcohol can also contribute to the breakout.
The nose breakouts are also from poor diet, constipation, bloating, gastrointestinal imbalances, indigestion or poor blood circulation. Dr. Shapiro suggests taking vitamin B, eating less seasoned foods and massaging the nose are.
The cheek zit can be due to the lungs, and liver issues. Also overeating, stress, stomach issues, dirty cell phones and pillow cases, and Ladies: Dirty Makeup Brushes!
Can be caused by constipation, and excess of spicy or fried foods and get this; a reaction to toothpaste.
Can be caused by hormonal problems, gynecological issues, and too much hands in the face. You can take omega-3s to keep the hormones harmonious.
Can be caused by the kidneys not functioning properly.
If any of these are you, I hope that you could relate to some of the issues and do what is necessary to reverse the situation because lets face it…we all want healthy glowing skin.