The ancient art of face mapping can help you identify the cause of your spots, acne and blemishes, by understanding the different ‘zones’ of the face. Face mapping (or facial mapping) is the combination of modern dermatology and ancient Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, which aims to determine a correlation between your internal organs and the different zones of your face, in a similar way to reflexology.
Your skin is often a reflection of your internal health, so by examining where you get spots and ‘mapping’ the location of your breakouts, it is believed that you can determine the cause of your spots. Please be aware that face mapping is only a guideline, and the information may not apply to everyone.
Face mapping is becoming an extremely popular practice, with many salons now offering the widely trusted service. Here’s a quick guide for mapping your skin in the comfort of your own home!
Between your Brows
Breakouts that often occur between your eyebrows brows can be caused by an overindulgence of unhealthy foods, or a food allergy or intolerance. Cutting back on sugar, dairy, rich foods, and alcohol can help clear up skin in this zone.
Nose and Upper Lip
A red or spotty nose can be an indication of heightened blood pressure, or could be indicative of rosacea. Similarly, spots along the top of your lip line can occur from using lipsticks and lip liners that are harbouring bacteria. Make sure to keep tops on your cosmetics and clean brushes regularly to prevent bacteria building up.
Your cheeks are known to be linked to your respiratory system. Breakouts here can be caused by smoking or spending a lot of time in an area with high levels of air pollution.
The sides of your chin are thought to link to the ovaries, and are affected by hormones. Breakouts here occur around the time of your period and happen on one side or another depending on which ovary is ovulating that month. Spots on the centre of your chin can also indicate hormonal imbalances and have links with dietary issues.
If you are looking for a way to banish your breakouts in a more topical fashion, why not try the Lustre Pure Light method. This clinically proven technology harnesses the safe and natural blue aspect of the visible light spectrum, in order to eliminate spot-causing bacteria (whilst remaining incredibly gentle on the skin). With just a one hour treatment per day for a twelve week period, you can stay adios to your acne! Please do not hesitate to contact Skinstation for more information.